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Creating Cool Little Booklets from PDF’s – Fast

BookletCreator – is a free online tool that allows to create a booklet from a PDF document. It reorders pages so that after printing and folding the pages you get a small book. Here is how it goes:
“The original document should be in PDF format with “Portrait” paper orientation. If you have a document in the format other than PDF, you should at first convert it to PDF. You can use some free PDF creation tool. For example PrimoPDF. You upload your document to the BookletCreator website and download the result.
Then you print out the document choosing “Print on both sides” in your printer preferences. If your printer can’t print on both sides automatically, print the odd pages first (Acrobat Reader has such option in printing preferences), then put the printed paper back into your printer and print the even pages. We advise you to practice on short documents to ensure that you understand how to turn paper so that the front and the back of the page are printed the way they should. Finally you should stack pages in the correct order, fold them in half and staple them. This is how it will look like at the end:
Optional parameters
You might want to set some additional parameters. If you set “Pages per booklet” to some value other than “All” you will get not one booklet but several booklets, each having the chosen number of pages or less. It is useful when you have a large document, which is not convenient to fold. If you want all the “sub-booklets” to have the same number of pages, check the “Add blank pages to the last booklet” option.”
Cool. It can make neat training handouts and has the potential to save paper too.

Posted on: February 29, 2008, 10:50 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Carolyne Sidey said

    Hi Stephen,
    While this is a cool tool, most modern printers allow this as a layout format when you print any document. I know our Xerox ones do.

  2. Michael H said

    Thanks for the tool. I have alot of ebooks and wondered what would be the best way to print them out.
    again thanks