At 08:08 05/11/2014 -0800, Jake Ingalls wrote:
I will try to show you what I want and clarify the problem. Firstly,
you are absolutely right, I need smaller paper. Unfortunately,
nobody sells 180 x 140 mm paper and even if they did or I were to
trim regular paper before printing, my printer does not have that as an option.
Oh, indeed: that will not be the way to do this.
I tried going ahead and setting LibreOffice to page size to 90 x 140
mm, but when printing on an 8.5 x 11 in paper, it just expanded my
page to fill the half-page.
That won't be, either.
What I really want is it to print out like this for both the front
and the back:
That was my first guess in my previous response - and you appeared to
have achieved what you needed. You said "I also tried setting
different margins for the left and right pages (both ways) ... and
can't get it to solve the problem." But your picture LeftAndRight
showed exactly what you needed. Do you mean that this was a mock-up
and not a genuine picture of what you achieved?
o Set your document page size to half Letter and orientation to Portrait.
o On the right of the Page tab of the Page Style dialogue, under
"Layout settings", for "Page layout" select Mirrored.
o Adjust the Top and Bottom margins appropriately to reduce the
vertical size of the print area.
o Note that the other two margin settings have now changed from Left
and Right to Inner and Outer. Here's the clever bit: select a small
Inner margin to construct the gutter and a large Outer margin to
displace each print area inwards from the edge of the paper.
o When printing, ensure that the paper settings in the Print dialogue
are Letter size and Landscape orientation.
o Fold, (staple? stitch?), and finally trim to size.
See samples sent privately.
I trust this helps.
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