Booklet printing has pretty much changed my life. It’s great for a mini project you have started for yourself. I wanted to make a mini devotional planner for my mom where she had a month’s worth of pages. Sometimes an entire year’s worth feels intimidating, but a month is attainable. The only thing you need to have a printer that has the ability to print double sided (whether manual or automatic), paper, and ink. This is how I did it.
1. OPEN UP THE PDF AND DECIDE WHICH PAGES YOU WANT. WRITE THEM DOWN.
2. PRINT YOUR SELECTED PAGES WITH THE FOLLOWING SETTINGS
Choose booklet printing.
I chose the following pages: 1,3,4,6,7,9,10,12,13,13,13,15,16,16,16,18,20,20,20,22,23,23,23,25,26. As you can see, you have the option of repeating pages. There is a limit to that text box unfortunately.
3. FOLD YOUR GLORIOUS PAGES
I used plain cheap printing paper because I knew my mom wasn’t worried about that, but feel free to use something thicker so that the other side of the page doesn’t show through.
You will note that the pages have been printed in order (clever Adobe!). The “front” of each set of pages is on the front right. When you fold, keep this one as the front page.
Fold each of your pages and be sure to use a bone folder or a ruler to get it to lie as flat as possible.
For me, my middle pages were these ones. I kept this in the middle and wrapped each page around it.
And here’s the folded pages all in order. Tomorrow I will share how I bound it to give to my mom as a present.
PS: Adobe Acrobat has a tutorial too, although it is far less pretty.