Chris Eller wrote:
> Hello all. My usual printing habits involve your standard double sided
> printing on letter size paper, later to be bound. Now, I'm going to
> have to get into printing into a booklet format. I know there isn't a
> way to get Frame nor Acrobat to print in a booklet format. for example,
> 4 pages in one tabloid sized paper: 4|1:2|3, etc. I seem to remember
> someone mentioning software that will take Frame or PDF files and
> arrange the pages to print 2 up on Tabloid so we get the booklet
> effect. Can anyone point me in the right direction??
> Thanx in advance for any help!!
Since you mentioned PDF in your note, I'll mention my PDF trick for doing
Open a blank PDF page in Acrobat
(big enough for your imposition), and with the
Forms tool, simply lay out button icon form fields to match the imposition
layout you need, and import the appropriate PDF page into each button field as
the button face attribute (just be sure to set the icon scaling properly). Once
your page is laid out this way, just print it from Acrobat
On Windows, PDF button icons always print reliably for me. If you are planning
to do this a lot you can automate the whole process with a few lines of
The first objection I always get to this approach is, "you can't rotate the
pages 180 degrees as is required for many imposition layouts". With Acrobat 4
you can do this with the rotate pages command. Just rotate your imposition page
before creating a field(s) that needs to be upside down, create the field, then
rotate the page right side up again. You can also create such a PDF imposition
page with Frame's PS code option and PDFMarks (if you care to get your hands
dirty with code).
Another way is to do it with transparent overlaid templates, but it's a bit
weird to set up due to PDF's unusual page coordinate system, plus it requires
that you create all your regular pages on imposition size paper. The only
advantage to this approach is that it would print in cases where you would have
trouble with button icons (which has never been the case for me).
Hope this helps.
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