How to zoom a word document with book fold printing



I want to print an existing word document using book fold but when I select
this the page contents are messed up and the document increases in page
numbers. Changing to much smaller margins does not help the situation much. I
have printed before using 2 pages per page setting in which the document is
printed in landscape on A4 paper with two A5 pages per page. With this
setting the document is zoomed/shrunk to fit the A5 format whilst keeping all
the page content and layout unchanged. When Book Fold is selected the options
to zoom/print 2 pages per page does not appear to be available. What I want
is to print the same A5 page size that I get when printing 2 pages per page
but in a Book Fold format. Is this possible?



Suzanne S. Barnhill

This is what Book Fold does. The number of pages on the status bar reflects
the number of logical pages, not physical sheets. But it's up to you to do
the size reduction, reducing the font size, paragraph spacing, etc., as
appropriate. If you show two pages in Print Preview you will get a more or
less accurate representation of what Word will print (with the exception
that the pages shown will not actually be printed on the same sheet, since
the imposition is set up to create a booklet).

If you want to create a booklet from an existing document by reducing the
pages, then you'll need to use the "2 pages per sheet" option in the Print
dialog, but the imposition will be up to you. For example, for an eight-page
booklet, you would have to tell Word to print pages 8, 1, 2, 7, 6, 3, 4, 5.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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