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Printing and folding the book

Mr Super Hilarious Jan 22, 2018 05:30AM AEDT

Hello - is there a way to set up a book so that we can print it on regular 8.5x11 paper, and fold it in half, to create a booklet?
If not, does anyone have any suggestions on how we could do that by perhaps exporting it from comic life and then setting it up to print that way in some other application?
Any advice greatly appreciated! Thanks

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Mark | plasq support Jan 22, 2018 05:17PM AEDT

Hello there Mr Super Hilarious,

Thanks for contacting us.

Yes, it Is possible. The easiest way is to work out how many pages you are going to make it, then divide by four (if you are going to print on both sides of the paper) and then fold the paper in half, like a book, and then number each page sequentially. Then when you unfold the pages you will be left with a guide of how you need to do the layout. I.e., for an 8 page booklet, pages 8 and 1 will be beside each other.

This Webpage goes into detail on that – look at the Printer Spreads section: http://www.formaxprinting.com/blog/2016/11/booklet-layout-how-to-arrange-the-pages-of-a-saddle-stitched-booklet/

And then in Comic Life, you just need to set the page to Landscape by going to File > Page Setup… > Use Custom Page > Select US Paper Sizes > US Letter > and then Orientation: Landscape.

You can then drag in a ruler from the side, and position it at 5.500 inches (zoom in as far as you can to make it easier) so you know where the page fold will be.

Hope this helps,
Mark | plasq


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