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8.5 x 11 to folded booklet

Apr 25, 2013 11:14 AM

Is there a way to convert a normal 8.5 x 11 manual into a 8.5 x 5.5 booklett?

 

We have done this with a new template, but it seems that there should be a way to convert the manual electronically instead.

 

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Thanks,

 

ls

 
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:38 AM   in reply to lsk2002

    Open both the existing document and the smaller template.

    In the large/old document...

    File > Import > Formats

    Import from Document: [template.fm]

    [Deselect All]

    [*] Page layouts

    [Import]

     

    Or was this question actually about imposition?

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:45 AM   in reply to lsk2002

    Unless you're a fan of really small text, that's the way to do it.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:45 AM   in reply to lsk2002

    If you're asking about imposition, rather than simply changing the size of your document, then you need to use software that allows imposition. Typically, you create a PDF and then impose the PDF to get a booklet layout. Some printer drivers can also do this.

     

    If you search  for PDF imposition tools, you will get a plethora of hits. Many of these are meant for commercial print shops and would be overkill for the average FM user. I use Quite Imposing Plus for my needs.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:49 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    Ditto on the Quite tools. The Cute PDF tools also are worthwhile.

     
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