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At 07:24 25/09/2014 -0400, Tim Lungstrom wrote:
As for the "brochure" page formatting, I do not use the "printing option" but manually create the three columns per sheet side and choose the margins/borders then so it is easier for me to create what I need and see the results without waiting for the printing stage.

But you are missing the point of the original question, in fact. What LibreOffice calls a "brochure" (and what was being asked about) is not a single sheet with columns that can be folded into three (interesting though that is), but a way of preparing a continuous document with full pages half the size of the printed paper and then printing them two pages to a side and - this is the clever bit - having the page images automatically ordered so that the whole can be folded into a booklet.

If the document has eight pages, for example, printing it as a brochure will print pages 8 and 1 on one side of one sheet and pages 2 and 7 on the back. A second sheet has pages 6 and 3 on the front and 4 and 5 on the back. Fold these together (and possibly staple them along the fold) and you have a booklet with pages 1 to 8 in order. Try doing that manually - and then try adjusting the result to print three pages when you find you need a ninth page!

Brian Barker

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