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OT: Printing Help

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Sunday, November 26, 2006, 9:21
I'm printing out a book, and am having quite a bit of trouble in
getting it right.  Any advice anyone could give me would be
greatly appreciated.

I want the book to be printed on half pages, so I've set it to
landscape and have divided each page into two columns (I've
decided to just put the page numbers in by hand, since the
program I'm using can't for the life of it treat two columns as
two pages when it comes to automatic page numbering...).
I'll be printing these out double-sided, though, and if you do
that, the first thing that happens is the pages don't fold correctly.
So if you print out a single page, on one side you'll have...

Side 1: Page 1 | Page 2
Side 2: Page 3 | Page 4

Page 3 will be on the back of page 2 and page 4 will be on the
back of page 1.  If you fold this in half and try to read it like a
book, you get one of two orders, depending on how you fold

-Pages 2-3-4-1
-Pages 4-1-2-3

The result is chaos.  Imagine it as a four word story, one on each
page.  Iff the story was "I saw your dog.", the result would either be
"saw your dog.  I" or "dog.  I saw your".

I've been trying to fiddle around with the document settings and
the printer settings, and I can't seem to fix it.

I *could* conceivably do this by getting rid of the two columns
and printing the whole thing out with one page per 8.5 x 11 sheet,
but that would be an absurdly-sized book.  Does anyone know
any way around this, or something I can read that can take me
through the process (whatever that process is) step by step?  I
ask here because colangers are creative people, and I'm sure a
number of you have done this kind of thing before, and may
have encountered (and solved) my problem.  Thanks for any
help anyone can give me!

"A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


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