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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]]'''
  
  
==InDesign on a Mac==
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===Printing booklets===
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Once your InDesign booklet project is ready to print follow these steps:
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#Open your document and go '''File > Print Booklet'''
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#Under the Print Preset drop-down menu, select '''Default'''
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#Choose your Booklet Type: 2-up Saddle Stitch is recommended
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#Click the '''Print Settings''' button at the bottom of the window
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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'''
  
====Step One: Once your document is open, go to File > Print Booklet...====
 
[[Image:File print booklet.jpg|center|200px.]]
 
  
====Step Two: Under the Print Preset dropdown menu, select "Default."====
 
[[Image:Default printer.jpg|center|500px]]
 
  
====Step Three: Click the "Print Settings..." button at the bottom of the window.====
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See also: [[Printing Booklets (Windows) - InDesign]]
[[Image:Print settings.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Four: Check to make sure that "ac_laser" is selected as your Printer.====
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[[Image:Preferred printer.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Five: Select the "Setup" menu. Check your paper size and page position.====
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[[Image:Size paper type.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Six: Select the "Marks and Bleed" menu. Check "Crop Marks" and set "Weight" to 0.25.====
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[[Image:Markups and bleed.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Seven: Click the "Printer..." button at the bottom of the window.(On Windows, press "OK," the next screen has the options)====
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[[Image:Printer options.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Eight: Open the Duplex Printing & Margin dropdown====
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[[Image:Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 11.23.39 AM.png|center|500px]]
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====Step Nine: Click the Preview button at the bottom left of the window to check on your formatting.====
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[[Image:Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 11.23.39 AM.png|center|500px]]
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====Step Ten: Double check that the preview looks how you want your booklet to print. If you're satisfied, click Print!====
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[[Image:Preview.jpg|center|500px]]
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==InDesign on a Windows==
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====Step One: Once your document is open, go to File > Print Booklet...====
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[[Image:Step 1.jpg|center|200px.]]
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====Step Two: Under the Print Preset dropdown menu, select "Default."====
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[[Image:Step 2.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Three: Click the "Print Settings..." button at the bottom of the window.====
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[[Image:Step 3.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Four: Check to make sure that "ac_laser" is selected as your Printer.====
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[[Image:Step 4.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Five: Select the "Setup" menu. Check your paper size and page position.====
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[[Image:Step 5.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Six: Select the "Marks and Bleed" menu. Check "Crop Marks" and set "Weight" to 0.25.====
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[[Image:Step 6.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Seven: Click the "Printer..." button at the bottom of the window.(On Windows, press "OK," the next screen has the options)====
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[[Image:Printer options.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Eight: Open the Duplex Printing & Margin dropdown====
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[[Image:Step 7.jpg|center|500px]]
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====Step Nine: Click the Preview button at the bottom left of the window to check on your formatting.====
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[[Image:Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 11.23.39 AM.png|center|500px]]
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====Step Ten: Double check that the preview looks how you want your booklet to print. If you're satisfied, click Print!====
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[[Image:Preview.jpg|center|500px]]
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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