Insert the dimensions
Insert the number of pages
Click Facing Pages
click more options
In the Bleed area - set it to 5mm or the equivalent in whatever measurement system you're using
Set the margins appropriately http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/basic/a/margins_2.htm
How would this print as a booklet?
Who is doing the printing? If a commercial printer, you send them either the native files, or, preferably, a PDF exported as single pages, and they will impose and print the booklet. If you are doing it yourself, File > Print Booklet...
I have a InDesign 8 page document setup as 8.5 x 11 facing pages. I want to print this document as a booklet onto 11x17 paper so that the printer folds and staples in the middle for a brochure look. Through printing a booklet settings can get the document to do everything I want, except it doesn't print a full bleed between the two spreads. Meaning there is about a 1/2 inch gap in the binding area (the staples) where it doesn't print. How do I get the document to print full interior bleeds?
The paper margin is probably due to the print driver. Unless it is a borderless tabloid-sized printer, there will be a margin.
If your printer does not print broderless at that size but does accept Tabloid-Extra sized paper, use it for the print process. You will need to add crop marks, trim to the final size and then bind it however you intend to do.
Another option is to use FedEx Office or some such other place to run this. If there is enough quantity, there are other digitial print services that may be able to print full-bleed and trim, bind to your desired size.
Take care, Mike
When I changed the setup of my document to tabloid size, single pages instead of facing pages, and manually created the 8.5x11 pages on each "spread", I could get it to print full bleed by selecting it to print double sided and folding/stapling in the finishing on 11x17. Why will it print full bleed this way, but not when it's setup as 8.5x11 facing pages to print to 11x17 paper as a booklet? It literally is doing the same thing in the printer, there is just some communication error in the print driver.
It's not all that rare for ID to have trouble with some print drivers, especially advanced features. One workaround is to make PDF instead and print that. What's your OS? Do you have Acrobat Pro?