how to create booklets

Asked by cathryn r cordray

How can I create a booklet or zine style half page book in OOO?

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Best Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :

Hi Cathryn

Yes you can do this. I suggest you look at the help for 'booklet printing' which, rather confusingly, gives you a help page entitled 'Printing a Brochure', but don't worry about that.

The important thing is that your document is 'portrait' and A4.

Setting your printer to landscape, then selecting 'Brochure' in the 'Printer Options' handles the scaling down to A5, then prints two-up on A4 and ordered correctly for folding into a booklet.

You will need to set your printer for Duplex operation (either Automatic or Manual) to print both sides or follow the Help instructions to print Left and Right pages.

If your printer is like mine and offers a booklet option, don't enable it. OOo does it all for you.

Hope that helps


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cathryn r cordray (craphaelc) said :

Thanks Tony Pursell, that solved my question.