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I would like to create a book-fold booklet and print it out with letter size

paper (8.5x11) in both sides. That is, for each paper, there will be two

page on one side and two pages on the other side. Unlike most cases, the

pages for my booklet would be in 4.25x11 format. That is, I would like to

fold the paper in its short side, instead of its long side. Unfortunately,

Word seems only allow the users to divide the paper in its long side. When I

tried to “page setup” and chose the “book fold” under the “page,” the

orientation automatically changed to landscape. It doesn’t not allow you to

choose portrait.

So I click on the “paper” tag, and reverse the width and height of the paper

size. It looks like working, but actually not. Now I have margin problem. I

have to allow at least 1.42” margin at both top and bottom.

My question is: Is there a safe way to use Word to create a book-fold

booklet by dividing the paper’s short side? (book fold, Portrait paper

orientation)

Thanks very much.

Sam in Chicago

Note:

MS Publisher allows you to do so. However, it is a pain for me to use

publisher to write a long article.

Using the two column function is not a good idea either. This is because I

am going to print on both sides into a booklet, then I will have to calculate

and make special arrangement on the page orders (for example, page 5 and page

8 may on the same side of a paper).

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    • You might try the instructions for doing this manually at

      http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...tPrinting.htm, setting the page

      orientation to Portrait instead of Landscape and adjusting the gutter

      accordingly.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

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      "Sam in Chicago" <Sam in Chicago.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

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      > I would like to create a book-fold booklet and print it out with letter

      size

      > paper (8.5x11) in both sides. That is, for each paper, there will be two

      > page on one side and two pages on the other side. Unlike most cases, the

      > pages for my booklet would be in 4.25x11 format. That is, I would like to

      > fold the paper in its short side, instead of its long side.

      Unfortunately,

      > Word seems only allow the users to divide the paper in its long side. When

      I

      > tried to “page setup” and chose the “book fold” under the “page,” the

      > orientation automatically changed to landscape. It doesn’t not allow you

      to

      > choose portrait.

      > So I click on the “paper” tag, and reverse the width and height of the

      paper

      > size. It looks like working, but actually not. Now I have margin problem.

      I

      > have to allow at least 1.42” margin at both top and bottom.

      > My question is: Is there a safe way to use Word to create a book-fold

      > booklet by dividing the paper’s short side? (book fold, Portrait paper

      > orientation)

      > Thanks very much.

      > Sam in Chicago

      > --

      > Note:

      > MS Publisher allows you to do so. However, it is a pain for me to use

      > publisher to write a long article.

      > Using the two column function is not a good idea either. This is because

      I

      > am going to print on both sides into a booklet, then I will have to

      calculate

      > and make special arrangement on the page orders (for example, page 5 and

      page

      > 8 may on the same side of a paper).

      >

      #1; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 14:19:00 GMT