I do this manually. I'm not smart enough (or I don't take the trouble) to find out the formulas, so I start with folding a dummy and noting the page numbers on it, then unfolding it again. Then for an 8-page booklet I get 8,1/2,7 and 6,3/4,5.
Then in Word I print 8,1,6,3 on blank paper, giving 2 sheets printed on 1 side. Which I put in the printer again (in the only right way) to print 2,7,4,5 on the other side.
The two tricks:
- Fill in the right page numbers in the right sequence in Pages box in the Print dialog window.
- Put the stack of paper in the printer in the right way.
At work, I just tell out big the multi-function printer to print the document as a book. But I don't have such a printer at home, just a small inkjet.
Hope this helps.
Is there an easy way to print a book from word?
In short i have 36 A4-pages which i want to print with to pages on each sheet (so they're A5), and as a book, i.e. printing on both sides of each sheet.
I was wondering if there was a function where I'd automatically be asked to feed a certain page into the printer at a certain time - i.e. a "step-by-step" walktrough of how to get my pages printes exactly as they should, so I just need to fold the book afterwards? I mean, on the 1st sheet I'd need the first and last pages on one side, and the 2nd and 2nd-last on the other side - and so on...
I'm on Mac OSX 10.4, Word 2004