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I am being a bit dumb.

I did not check out the "Brochure" option for printing.

For me, a brochure was a single sheet of paper divided into 3 columns and printed on 2 sides. It did not go beyond the single sheet.

Newsletters and booklets were more than one sheet.

So I just tested the Brochure printing out with very large numbers on each page, one per page representing its page order. Used 2 pages per sheet and the brochure option.

Yes, it works they way I was looking for.

I was all hung up with the term "Brochure" for a printing option. As I said, "brochure" is a single double sided sheet, and newsletter/booklet is for more than one double sided sheets per document.

I have not made a newsletter/booklet with LO yet, except the simple double sided portrait documents. I was asked if I wanted to help with a 8 or 12 page/face newsletter in the coming few months, so I was looking into the options. Now I just have to work on the column text that starts on page one and then flows into page 3 or 4, like magazine and other articles do from time to time in newsletters and other documents that use a multi-column segmented article format.

On 11/12/2012 10:45 AM, VA wrote:
Maybe I don't understand what you mean, but I've printed booklets many times with OO and I assume Libre works the same.

I begin with US letter size paper, but in my page layout, I set up a custom page size, which is essentially one/half the letter size and I keep it on "portrait."

When printing, I open the print dialog box. Under "Properties," I make sure the printer is set on "landscape."

I then click on the "Page Layout" tab and check the "brochure" option. With a duplex (double-sided) printer, it prints everything out perfectly and in order as a booklet. I then have an extra long stapler that I can use to staple in the middle of the letter-sized paper.

It's harder with a single-side printer because you have to either manually feed the pages one at a time and flip them over or figure out which order to put the stack in after it prints all of one side; that gets a little hairy, at least for me.


-----Original Message----- From: webmaster-Kracked_P_P
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 9:16 AM
To: LibreO - Users Global
Subject: [libreoffice-users] extension or program for "book printing"?

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 Printing".

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?

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