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Allo All.

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I was brought with an interesting question at work. A person created a brochure in InDesign formated to fit 11x17 paper so that the double page spread looked all pretty.

But another person wanted to print out the document onto 11x17 and just fold the pile and have a nice mock brochure.

Did you follow that?

It took me all of 2 seconds to understand and about another 2 hours to figure out how to accomplish it.

So as a result of my frustration I did what I always did, create a mock up. SO I cut little pieces of paper, folded it into a book and started numbering. Fun.

When I was presented with the same situation again today I realized Google must have some cheat sheet for printing books! None.

So to all you other book makers out there who had to face the same problem, or if your a newbie - I hope this helps.

A quick page number layout if you were to print out a book of your own making (great if you want to print ebooks). Basis of this is to print 2 pages on a 11x17 spread, double sided open to left NOT top to bottom. Fold pile in half to create Book, no sorting necessary!

Enjoy!
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Koui's avatar
Koui|Professional General Artist
I needed this! Thank you so much! :la:
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LuuLovesMuffins's avatar
very usefull!
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Geetas-Comics|Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very useful guide. I am so snagging this!! Thanks for posting it. :clap:
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Rock-Angel-Wicked|Student General Artist
This save my day!! Thank you very much!! :D
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Jadeit3|Student Digital Artist
It saved my bacon. Glad to help!  :glomp:
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Nadlss's avatar
The other day I was having this exact same problem. This is so helpful! Thank you! :D
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hassified|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. This helps me and I would imagine many others.
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Traumfaengerin-Wish|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very helpful, thanks ^^
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Sakuracorazonn's avatar
Hey! thanks!!!
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Megan-Lee|Professional
Another option: Depending on the version of InDesign you're working with, there is an option for printing that will automatically set up your pages in the correct order. In CS5 it's under File > Print Booklet (you should see options like "2-up saddle stitch", etc). However, it's highly dependent on how you set up your files, so it may not be applicable to this project. But it may be worth a try for next time :)
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Jadeit3|Student Digital Artist
o nifty. thank you - i'll take a look at the InDesign file next time! thank you!
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