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Q: How to Make an 11x17 Booklet ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: How to Make an 11x17 Booklet
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: salgrey-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 19 Oct 2006 19:26 PDT
Expires: 20 Oct 2006 19:38 PDT
Question ID: 775216
I have a traditional eight page digital document (each page being
8.5x11 inches) which I would like to transform into a booklet using
two 11x17 pages. Can anyone breakdown how to accomplish this task
and/or what tools I need. I have a whole whack of software at my
disposal including all Adobe & Microsoft products.  If the task cannot
be performed using only adobe/microsoft products.  What widely
available software (preferably software that has a mac version) can
easilly get the job done?

Clarification of Question by salgrey-ga on 19 Oct 2006 22:38 PDT
My only concern at this point is how to accomplish the task digitally,
not print it.  I'm currently working from word files (which I also
have available as pdf).

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 19 Oct 2006 23:53 PDT
Hello salgrey-ga,

Here are several descriptions, explanations, templates that teach you
how to print booklets in Microsoft Word. I?m not posting this as the
answer because none of them give explicit instructions for using 11 x
17 paper. Please let me know if these instructions are sufficient to
help you print your booklets. Thanks.

~ czh ~
Booklet printing
Two on a Page
Microsoft Word Booklet Templates
Creating Professional- Looking Booklets with Microsoft Word
Booklet Making

Clarification of Question by salgrey-ga on 20 Oct 2006 19:38 PDT
none of the methods posted proved sufficiently easy for someone as
inept as myself to use.  I have thus given up and gone to kinkos.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: How to Make an 11x17 Booklet
From: probonopublico-ga on 19 Oct 2006 21:21 PDT
Those are HUGE pages ...

You will have to find someone with an A3 printer (unless you have one?).

Enquire at any print shop; if they can do it, they will certainly be
able to format it for you.

If you wish to format it yourself you could print out in A4 and paste
them into a larger format. This is known as 'camera ready' copy. The
printshop would then do the rest.

Sorry if I've used UK terminology but you'll know what I mean.

Good luck!
Subject: Re: How to Make an 11x17 Booklet
From: probonopublico-ga on 19 Oct 2006 22:53 PDT
OK ... Here's what you do in Word:

Go to Tools > Options > General

And set Measurement Units to 'Inches'.

Then go to File > Page Setup > Paper

And set the Paper Size to 11 by 17

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