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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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I have a document that was created in CS 5 in 2012. It was designed to be printed as a booklet on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. It won't print as a booklet in the newest InDesign only as a Letter size document. Any suggestions?

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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Esport as PDF with single pages.

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Here's what I get when I do that.

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Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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Please explain further. What is the size of your pages? 5.5" x 8.5"?

Even the current InDesign has the Print Booklet feature under the File menu (at the bottom); Are you using this?

If so, and it's not working, what exacatly is happening? Any messages?

The more you can tell us the better.

Thx!

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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I would like the size of the pages to be 5.5 x 8.5 but the only way I can get it to print is 8 1/2 x 11 double sided. If  I change the settings to Half Letter, the copy goes wonky. If I try to Print Booklet, it squeezes the text and pictures into the middle of the page. I can get it to print as a booklet but the front and back pages print as Letter size not as facing pages.

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Looking at your file, it is setup as 7" x 8.5" pages, so I think you meant it to be a booklet printed on Legal-size paper, not Letter.

The usual suggestion is to PDF the individual pages, then use Acrobat's Booklet feature to print onto your Legal sheets. This has some drawbacks in that it tends to reduce pages to fit within the printable area of page.

InDesign's built-in Booklet Printing module should do what you want if you are printing directly to your printer... just select Legal instead.

If you are getting this printed at a copyshop, they would prefer individual pages as well as they will have the means to booklet it properly.

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