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The process of creating '''printer spreads''' from layout spreads is called imposition. It is generally easier to work in Layout Spread where the pages are ordered sequentially. Converting your project to a printer spread using InBooklet should be done just before you’re ready to print.  
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[[Image:Print settings.jpg|thumb|250px|right| Choose Print Settings]]
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[[Image:Printer options.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Click the Printer button]]
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[[Image:Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 11.23.39 AM.png|thumb|250px|right|Set up short edge duplex printing]]
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[[Image:Preview.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Preview your booklet before printing ]]
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===About Booklets===
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The process of creating '''printer spreads''' from layout spreads is called imposition. It is generally easier to work in Layout Spread where the pages are ordered sequentially. Converting your project to a printer spread should be done just before you’re ready to print.  
  
'''Tip:''' Remember when you’re creating a booklet Indesign will double the width of the document to fit two facing pages. If you’re final booklet prints to letter size (8.5” x 11”) you should set up your original layout spread for each page to be letter-half (5.5” x 8.5”).
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For more on getting started with Booklets see: '''[[Booklet Document Setup - InDesign|Booklet Document Setup]]'''
  
==Create a printer spread==
 
From your completed InDesign layout spread:
 
#Choose '''File >Print Booklet'''
 
#To convert the entire spread choose '''All''', otherwise you can specify a range
 
#Choose a Booklet Type or binding style. 2-up Saddle Stitch works great for a 1/2 page folded and stapled
 
#Margins: Choose Automatically Adjust...
 
#Click '''Print Settings'''
 
  
==Page Setup to print in the Computer Center==
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===Printing booklets===
#From the Print window choose '''Page Setup''' (lower left corner) and click OK at the Warning box
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Once your InDesign booklet project is ready to print follow these steps:
#Choose AC_Laser on Pozette from the Format For drop down box (this SHOULD NOT say Any Printer)
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#Open your document and go '''File > Print Booklet'''
#Set the page orientation to landscape
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#Under the Print Preset drop-down menu, select '''Default'''
#Click '''OK''' to apply those changes
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#Choose your Booklet Type: 2-up Saddle Stitch is recommended
#From the large Print window choose '''Setup''' from the left-hand column options (it's listed under "General")
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#Click the '''Print Settings''' button at the bottom of the window  
#From the Paper size drop down choose '''Defined by Driver'''
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#Check to make sure that '''Computer Center Printers''' is selected as your Printer
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#Select the '''Setup''' menu (left hand column). Check your paper size and page orientation (should be US Letter landscape = 2x half letters side by side).
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#Select the '''Marks and Bleed''' menu (optional) and uncheck the marks and bleeds unless you are planning to trim your printed document
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#Click the '''Printer''' button at the bottom of the window.
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#Click '''Show Details''' and choose from the '''Two-Sided''' drop down and choose '''Short-Edge binding'''
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#Click '''Print''' to apply those setting changes (don't worry, it won't print yet)
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#And again, click '''OK''' from the second Print window to apply setting changes (we're still not printing yet)
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#From the Print Booklet window, click '''Preview''' in the left column to check on your formatting
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#Double check that the preview looks how you want your booklet to print.
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#If you're satisfied, click '''Print'''
  
==Set up duplexing==
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#From the larger print window select the Printer button at the bottom of the window and click '''OK''' at the Warning box
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#Choose AC_LASER on pozette from the smaller Print window
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See also: [[Printing Booklets (Windows) - InDesign]]
#Click expansion triangle to display more options
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#Select '''Layout''' from the drop-down menu
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#Choose '''Short Edge Binding'''
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#Click the '''Print''' to apply the changes
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#From the larger Print window hit '''OK''' and then '''Print''' from the Print Booklet window to send your job to the printer
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Latest revision as of 11:52, 16 May 2017

Choose Print Settings
Click the Printer button
Set up short edge duplex printing
Preview your booklet before printing

About Booklets

The process of creating printer spreads from layout spreads is called imposition. It is generally easier to work in Layout Spread where the pages are ordered sequentially. Converting your project to a printer spread should be done just before you’re ready to print.

For more on getting started with Booklets see: Booklet Document Setup


Printing booklets

Once your InDesign booklet project is ready to print follow these steps:

  1. Open your document and go File > Print Booklet
  2. Under the Print Preset drop-down menu, select Default
  3. Choose your Booklet Type: 2-up Saddle Stitch is recommended
  4. Click the Print Settings button at the bottom of the window
  5. Check to make sure that Computer Center Printers is selected as your Printer
  6. Select the Setup menu (left hand column). Check your paper size and page orientation (should be US Letter landscape = 2x half letters side by side).
  7. Select the Marks and Bleed menu (optional) and uncheck the marks and bleeds unless you are planning to trim your printed document
  8. Click the Printer button at the bottom of the window.
  9. Click Show Details and choose from the Two-Sided drop down and choose Short-Edge binding
  10. Click Print to apply those setting changes (don't worry, it won't print yet)
  11. And again, click OK from the second Print window to apply setting changes (we're still not printing yet)
  12. From the Print Booklet window, click Preview in the left column to check on your formatting
  13. Double check that the preview looks how you want your booklet to print.
  14. If you're satisfied, click Print


See also: Printing Booklets (Windows) - InDesign