Recently I've got a problem in booklet printing. I want to print A5-size booklet, double-sided, in A3-size paper. Usually, when I want to create A5-size booklet, I only need to create A4-size spread and print it on A4-size paper. But this time, I have to print it on A3-size paper. Please take a look at the diagram below. If there are 16 pages for the booklet, for example, that means I can print it on 2 double-sided A3-size paper. Then, it will be cut in the middle and get a ring binding. For now, I have to sort the pages manually, according to this diagram below. Is there easy solution for this problem of mine? Thank you in advance.
As I recall, ID's Print Booklet can't do this 4-up type of imposition, but you might be able to do it in Acrobat if you export a regular single page PDF from your A5 file.
That said, you can also build this as a Half A3 page, with two copies of each of your A5 pages stacked vertically. When you print booklet then you are making two copies at a time and you would split them apart after printing.
IDImposer is another option, an inexpensive plugin that can handle more complex impositions directly in InDesign: Overview | IDImposer
Thanks for the quick answer, Peter Spier. I will try all of your solutions, especially IDImposer. Never heard about IDImposer before this.