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Donna
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:17 pm    Post subject: How do I print in book format?
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I am new to book printing. How do I set up my options for my book to print
in the right page order?
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Elmo P. Shagnasty
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I print in book format? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Mac
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I print in book format? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Elmo is right.

Using something like the booklet layout (selected when starting a
publication) produces something called "printers pairs". On a 16 page
booklet it matches up page 16 and 1, 2 and 15, etc. The last page with the
first, second with the second from last, etc.

Then these sheets, after printing, are folded and stapled to produce a
booklet.

Unfortunately books often have hundreds of pages and the last thing you want
to do is match the last with the first! That simple act on your part will
either cause the file to be rejected or cost you hundreds of dollars more
because they will have to find a way top undo what you so helpfully tried to
do.

Also books are produced in many different ways. And each process can
require a different way of arranging pages. You should not be expected to
know this. .

The printer knows these ways and has invested (sometimes thousands and
thousands of dollars) in special software to arrange pages the right way for
the books they produce.




"Donna" wrote in message

 > I am new to book printing. How do I set up my options for my book to
print
 > in the right page order?
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Mike Koewler
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:23 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I print in book format? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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To echo what Elmo and Mac have said - each printer is completely
different. I've worked on two books. the first printer wanted files in
16 page signatures, that is, page 16 and 1 in one file, 2 and 15, etc.

The next printer wanted separate files for each page.

Mike

Mac wrote:
 > Elmo is right.
 >
 > Using something like the booklet layout (selected when starting a
 > publication) produces something called "printers pairs". On a 16 page
 > booklet it matches up page 16 and 1, 2 and 15, etc. The last page with the
 > first, second with the second from last, etc.
 >
 > Then these sheets, after printing, are folded and stapled to produce a
 > booklet.
 >
 > Unfortunately books often have hundreds of pages and the last thing you want
 > to do is match the last with the first! That simple act on your part will
 > either cause the file to be rejected or cost you hundreds of dollars more
 > because they will have to find a way top undo what you so helpfully tried to
 > do.
 >
 > Also books are produced in many different ways. And each process can
 > require a different way of arranging pages. You should not be expected to
 > know this. .
 >
 > The printer knows these ways and has invested (sometimes thousands and
 > thousands of dollars) in special software to arrange pages the right way for
 > the books they produce.
 >
 >
 >
 >


 >
  >>I am new to book printing. How do I set up my options for my book to
 >
 > print
 >
  >>in the right page order?
 >
 >
 >
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