I have a 92 page booklet. It is printed out so pages are 8.5" x 7" printed on legal paper to be saddle stapled in the middle when completed. How do I adjust for creep? I see a setting for it. I have CS5 version. I will not be able to download a plug in....etc. Needs to be a quick, simple, not over-the-top technical solution.
But wait--there's more--I actaully set the REAL book up as 8 1/2 x 11 inch pages. I then just printed out at 65% and it fit pefectly on the legal size and looks nicer. It is the creep thing that is the only problem. I need to get this done or I risk the possibility of not going on vacation and losing my cottage deposit. No stress here, eh?
Don't shoot me - but I think a plugin would work wonders for you http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail& extid=1046429
However, you said you can't use a plugin - http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WSa285fff53dea4f86173837 51001ea8cb3f-704ba.html
How do I adjust for creep? I see a setting for it.
The creep amount changes depending on the thickness of the paper—you'll have to experiment. It's automatically adjusted until there's none at the center spread.
So 20pts. looks like this for the cover and back—there's 20 pts between the pages:
And there is none for the center spread:
This is exactly why Adobe strongly recommends against attempting to do booklet-making and other imposition within InDesign itself. This is the domain of high-end imposition software working upon the exported PDF file (logical page order, not spreads) that takes into account the attributes of the specifications of your final “print product” (how it is put together including binding). the print device characteristics, and the dimensions of the physical sheet being printing upon and its thickness.
You shouldn't be committing to such parameters in a layout program which in fact is InDesign other than making sure that your page margins can accommodate worst-case situations.
Print service providers that require that you do imposition are not service providers! They are lazy blame shifters!