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Challenge for advanced users - formatting every other page

I have a ~100 page document that needs to be formatted for a printer. Every other page has to have different margins to the extent that the "mirror margins" and the "bookfold" settings don't work under Page Setup. Other than inserting section breaks after every page, what's an easy way to do this?

Here's an example of what I need:

All pages 8.5 x 11, letter, portrait
Page 1 - T:1, B:0.8, L:0.6, R:0.6, Gutter: 0.3
Page 2 - T:1, B:0.8, L:0.5, R:0.7, Gutter: 0.4
Page 3 - same as Page 1
Page 4 - same as Page 2

Any guesses on an automated way to do this? Thanks in advance.

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MS Word is a poor typesetter.

In reply to: Challenge for advanced users - formatting every other page

Just to answer this question I downloaded and install Free Serif's page setting program. It indeed has a DUAL MASTER PAGE feature that could handily solve your issue. Many other DTP softwares also address this need. But Word is not tuned to DTP so you may struggle to get this done and it tends to fly apart at the seams if you select a different printer.


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An idea but not necessarily a solution...

In reply to: Challenge for advanced users - formatting every other page

Someone (via email) suggested this, and I thought I'd put it out there for anyone searching for a solution. Please continue to offer ideas...

1. Fix the margins how you want them on odd pages (1, 3, 5, etc)
2. Print the document to Adobe PDF selecting ODD PAGES. Save the file.
3. Fix the margins how you want them on even pages.
4. Print the document as a PDF selecting EVEN pages. Save the file.
5. Using Acrobat, combine the two PDFs, interspersing the pages as necessary.

The problem with this method, of course, is that if you change anything, you've got to do these steps all over.

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