On 11/12/2012 10:21 AM, MiguelAngel wrote:
El 12/11/12 15:16, webmaster-Kracked_P_P escribió:
Since there was the thread about the "Book Preview", I was wondering if
there is either an extension out there or a external program that would
print the pages of the document in the correct order for "Book
When you have a landscape double sided sheet with two pages printed on
each side [letter or tabloid sized paper], you need to arrange the pages
in a set order for the pages to print out on the correct sheet and
suchfor the colation and folding of the sheets into a book format.
I use to do a lot of multi-sheet newsletters printed onto tabloid
paper. I ended up making a template in PageMaker that had the pages
listed in the placement for printing and not for the standard document
printing. I had a template for each page count version of the
newsletter, such as 2 or 3 tabloid sheets.
I would like to find an extension or external package that would print
out the pages in the proper order for the placement on the sheets
instead of doing it manually. Since I use both Windows and Linux, I
could use a package for either OS.
Anyone know of a package or extension that would do the work?
Printing a Brochure
You can print a Writer document as a brochure or a booklet. That is,
Writer prints two pages on each side of the paper, so that when you
fold the paper, you can read the document as a book.
When you create a document that you want to print as a brochure, use
portrait orientation for the pages. Writer applies the brochure layout
when you print the document.
To Print a Brochure
1. Choose File - Print.
2. In the Print dialog, click Properties.
3. In the properties dialog for your printer, set the paper
orientation to landscape.
If your printer prints duplex, and because brochures always print in
landscape mode, you should use the "duplex - short edge" setting in
your printer setup dialog.
4. Return to Print dialog, and click the Page Layout tab page.
5. Select Brochure.
6. For a printer that automatically prints on both sides of a page,
specify to include "All pages".
7. Click OK.
If you print a document in portrait on a landscape page, two opposing
sides in a brochure will be printed next to each other. If you have a
printer with double-sided printing capability, you can create an
entire brochure from your document without having to collate the pages
later. If you have a printer that only has single-sided printing
capability, you can achieve this effect by first printing the front
pages with the "Front sides / right pages /odd pages" option marked,
then re-inserting the entire paper stack in your printer and printing
all the back pages with the "Back pages / left pages / even pages"
If LibreOffice prints the pages in the wrong order, open the Options
tab page, select Print in reverse page order, and then print the
I hope this is what you are looking for.
I have two printers that prints double sided - HP Laserjet 2300, and
Epson Artisan 810. But sometimes the print one side for a "stack" and
then print the other side can be faster.
The trick is when you are printing more than one sheet of paper per
newsletter or small booklet. Then the order of the pages on each sheet
is not standard.
For a Newsletter - when you use 2 or 3 sheets of tabloid paper [8 or 12
pages/faces], the order of the page/faces on the sheets are not the same
as if you were to print them out as a double-sided document.
sheet 1 side 1 - page 8, 1
sheet 1 side 2 - page 2, 7
sheet 2 side 1 - page 6, 3
sheet 2 side 2 - page 4, 5
So the first tabloid page that is printed, page 8 is on the left and
page 1 is on the right, then on the reverse side page 2 is on the left
with page 7 on the right. That is not the easiest thing to deal with
manually. I use to create a template with each side of the sheet
showing and manually numbered each footer with the proper page number.
I would love to have some system to do it for me.
In a different posting, David B. listed "Gimpose" as a package that
should do it.
The final printout of the document was always in a PDF format for the
printer's system to use. They printed, collated, folded, etc., the
sheets for us. Most of use do not have "personal access" to a tabloid
paper printer. I have printed newsletters as unfolded letter sized
sheets, but it looks more professional for the tabloid paper - though it
does cost more.
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