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A5 Pamphlet onto A4 - Is it possible?

May 16, 2011 2:02 AM

Good afternoon all


I have an A5 Pamphlet which I would like to print onto A4 paper - 2 copies of the same page side by side, which is then cut down the middle to make 2 pamphlets from one sheet of A4 paper.


Is this possible?

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    May 16, 2011 2:05 AM   in reply to lcl276

    Ok quick way




    File Print


    Select Thumbnails 1x 2


    Size may be affected



    Slightly longer way


    Make a New A4 Document


    Then File>Place the A5 document into the A4


    Copy and paste it and align them on the page where needed

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    May 16, 2011 2:46 AM   in reply to lcl276

    Yeh you just have to line them up on an A4 sheet.


    Start a new document that's A4 sized.


    Place the file twice into the A4 sheet and position them.


    Make a PDF as normal.

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    May 16, 2011 2:47 AM   in reply to lcl276

    Or you could make a PDF of your A5 pamphlet


    Then place that onto an A4 sized sheet.


    I think I'm missing a trick here - how many pages does your pamphlet have?


    What is it you're trying to do exactly?

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    May 16, 2011 4:40 AM   in reply to lcl276

    How is this being printed? If it's going on press you should be sending it as a 1-up in single pages for the printer to impose to fit his equipment -- that's part of his job. If it's digital, and your sending it out, same thing, really, but I'd go along if they ask you to impose. Many commercial copiers that would be used for this sort of output have the capability to print 2-up or some other multiple built in to the RIP.

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    May 17, 2011 1:59 AM   in reply to lcl276

    You could simplify this a heck of a lot doing what Eugene suggested with the addition of Scott Zanelli's marvellous script here.


    1. Go File > Print booklet and print to PDF


    2. Make a new A4 document in Indesign and run the above script twice.


    3.  Export that to PDF.


    Much faster....

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    May 17, 2011 2:08 AM   in reply to Stix Hart

    I would have imposed it in InDesign with Print Ready PDFs.


    If you can't do the impo in your head then the Print Booklet - print it out and sit down with it in InDesign and lay it out exactly as you see it.


    Then make the PDF from that.


    The Print to Postscript and Distilling is very old school and problematic in it's own rights given certain circumstances.

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