InDesign - Booklet printing


#1
Hi all!

So Adobe is the industry standard, is it!

I have a 4-page leaflet which I wish to print, but when I choose booklet printing, In Design insists on inserting 2 extra blank pages.

All I want to do, as anyone with any forme imposition will know, is to get page 4 to print on the left side of page 1.

I know I can do it by laying out two A5 pages on a landscape orientated A4 sheet.

How can I do it with single A5 pages?

Give me Corel Draw every time.

I can design something and save it as an Illy file or a PDF in half the time it takes with InDesign!
 
#2
Just do it in Corel Draw then :)

You don't 'have' to use InDesign, do it whichever way is most comfortable to you and quickest :icon_thumbup:

I also use Illustrator for layout work of booklets (only up to 8pp though).
 
#3
Try the "print booklet" option not just "print"

Then choose 2 up saddle stitch
There is a preview for you to check how its going to imposition
 
#4
As Kreatif said should work. I think there may be something wrong with your set up if you are already doing this and it isn't working for you - works fine on mine with single A5 pages in InDesign. Just sounds like you need to get to know Indy a little better, then you'll like it :icon_smile:
 
#5
Kreatif and Artgem

Tried that but I still cannot move page 4 to print on the same sheet as page 1.

In the pages palette I have clicked > move pages; completed the dialog box, but it still insists on printing page 1 and page 4 on separate sheets!

I worked in the print industry for 50 yrs, and imposed many a forme from simple four pagers to thirty two pagers, and what I am asking should be child's play for the "industry standard".
 
#7
Good to hear

Don't worry I hated InDesign in the beginning but it slowly grows on you
Still ticks me off every once and a while

Happy Printing...
 
#8
I have to say, facing pages can be tricky to figure out at first, I personally wouldn't use it unless I had to, if it was something as simple as you were printing, I'd set it up as single pages, and if I needed to view a spread, I'd move the pages using the page palette. It's just getting to know the software, trust me, it is excellent software for this industry.:icon_smile:
 
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