I created a catalog/book in idesign CS6 as an 8-1/2 x 11 portrait with facing pages. I print this on 8-1/2 x 11 sheets which prints double-sided in order to create my book. What I want to do is print it out as 2-up on an 11 x 17 and then just cut it in 1/2 and have two books. Is there a printer setting or another way to do this without having to reformat it to the 11 x 17 size?
I fyour printer can't impose it 2-up, you can create a new 11 x 17 file and use Scott Zanelli's script to place the original file int the new doc. (see InDesignSecrets » Blog Archive » Zanelli Releases MultiPageImporter for Importing both PDF and INDD Files) Run the script twoce to get tow copies, changing the positoning between runs.