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Thanks! Exactly what I needed.

I have redone my booklets as 5.5x8.5 as you suggested and tweaked the margins. When I go to print, I still choose the "Brochure" option and this prints out a nice booklet where I am in control of the margins. Nice!



Le 2014-09-20 09:13, Mark Bourne a écrit :
Marc Paré wrote:
As far as I can tell, even if I change the body length ... for example
set the 8.5X11 inch page to a top and bottom margin of "0.00 inches" ...
the brochure (booklet) will still be printed with the same top/bottom
gaps of spaces at the top/bottom of the booklet.

It would be very useful, if there were a way to make use of the white
space through the initial Writer document before going to the
"Print->Brochure" option. This would allow ALL Writer users to print out
brochure-booklets without any prepping of styles.

I think the problem is that the proportions of an 8.5x11" page are
different from the proportions of half a page (which is 5.5x8.5"), so a
simple scaling doesn't work. When content created at 8.5x11" is scaled
to fit on half a page, the 8.5" side become 5.5", while the 11" side is
scaled by the same proportion to 7.1" - less than the 8.5" height which
is actually available.

Try creating the content with the page size set to 5.5x8.5" (or
8.5x13.1" if that makes it easier to adapt the existing content), then
print that as a brochure on 8.5x11" paper.

(Doesn't help you much using US paper sizes, but for those using the
European "A" sizes - A4, A5, etc. - this isn't so much of a problem;
those sizes are designed so that the proportions remain the same when a
page is cut in half)


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