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I have done a quick search on this and I don't know if I am just not looking properly, or if I'm just not asking the question right.   I am looking to make a programme for a hockey game that will be printed on 11x17 paper and then folded in half to make a 8.5x11 booklet.  So when I use facing pages, It shows the programme will look but I always have to rearrange before sending to printer so that when they print the pages, they are correctly done so when they are all stacked and then folded in half to make the 8.5x11 booklet the pages are in sequence. 

Is there a command that does this for me? Or do we just need to rearrange before exporting pdf. 

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10 hours ago, Airborne_Brad said:

Is there a command that does this for me? Or do we just need to rearrange before exporting pdf.

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums, Airborne_Brad.

You cannot can print in Booklet format in Affinity, but you cannot export a PDF in Booklet format. If you're sending it off to someone to be printed, I think you have two choices:

  1. Select Area: All Pages rather than All Spreads when creating the PDF. Your printing company should be able to do the imposition work to create the booklet you need from that format.
     
  2. Or, print to PDF yourself, which should be possible in either Mac or Windows. In Publisher's Print dialog, in the Layout section, you should find a Model setting for Booklet format.
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Sorry; typo.

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22 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

You cannot print in Booklet format in Affinity, but you cannot export a PDF in Booklet format.

Really?

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Sorry; typo. I'll fix it @Palatino.


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Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
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   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
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As long as you export pages, rather than spreads, your printing company may be able to handle it. (But you may need a multiple of 4 pages.)

Otherwise, printing to PDF using the booklet option yourself will be needed, as far as I know.

 


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
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I've been trying to print to PDF in Windows, and have checked to include bleed and crop marks, but neither are appearing in the printed PDF. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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4 hours ago, Caradoc said:

Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Do you have in mind, that the paper size needs to be bigger if you want to print with bleed and marks?

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Yes, I made the paper size custom, and added 6mm on both dimensions, but the 'page image' remained in the bottom right corner of the PDF, with the 6mm on the top and left margins (rather than 3mm all around).

 

Edited to say the 6mm was top and left margins.

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The paper size has to be bigger. Example: A4 = 210 x 297 mm + 3 mm bleed with crop marks -> custom paper size = 228 x 315 mm. So we need for the bleed and crop marks 18 mm added to the original paper size.

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Yep - I reset the page sizes a bunch of times, but every time the document itself was pushed into a corner and the margins on the top and left got larger.

 

 

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Oh - I use Microsoft Print to PDF. I am about to check those settings and see if there's something ticked or checked there that should be modified.

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No - I have a 32 page document laid out in page order. I want to create a booklet PDF to be sent to a printer, which includes the bleed and crop marks. I can print a PDF into booklet format, but every time I go to add the bleed and trim, it doesn't display. When I increase the page size (as advised above) to accommodate the bleed and crop marks, it pushes the spread into the bottom right corner as displayed above. It works if I set the page size to something like A3 - where the spread displays centered, but if I adjust to a smaller size (A4 Extra, or Custom size), it doesn't center the spread (again, as above).

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Sorry to say, but what you want you can't do with Microsoft PDF Printer or Foxit Reader PDF Printer. For me it works only with Adobe PDF Printer. I am sure there are other PDF printers out there.

Corsairs - Help-AdobePDF.pdf

Corsairs - Help-FoxitReaderPDF.pdf

Corsairs - Help-MicrosoftPDF.pdf

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1 minute ago, Caradoc said:

if I got Adobe can I print to it from Affinity like MS PDF Printer?

Of course, Corsairs-Help-AdobePDF.pdf was made with this printer. But I don't know if you get this printer as a standalone version. Isn't this printer not always bundled with an Adobe product? But maybe I am wrong.

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I'll try that. Thank again for all your help. I wish I could export a PDF as a booklet in printer format - perhaps something that will be added at some point.

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If you're sending out to a printing company, possibly you can just give them a PDF exported using the All Pages option for the Area setting, rather than the default All Spreads. They should be able to handle the necessary page imposition from that.


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1 hour ago, Caradoc said:

No - I have a 32 page document laid out in page order. I want to create a booklet PDF to be sent to a printer, which includes the bleed and crop marks. I can print a PDF into booklet format, but every time I go to add the bleed and trim, it doesn't display. When I increase the page size (as advised above) to accommodate the bleed and crop marks, it pushes the spread into the bottom right corner as displayed above. It works if I set the page size to something like A3 - where the spread displays centered, but if I adjust to a smaller size (A4 Extra, or Custom size), it doesn't center the spread (again, as above).

Does the print establishment want an imposed pdf?

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Export single page pdfs with bleeds, nomarks. Imposition software will take care of the saddle stitch. I always make the exported file size of full sheet plus 1/8" bleed so 8.5 x11 is 8.75 x 11.25.

Remember to extend bleeds out.

I set file up with bleed from the start.

I regularly remove marks from supplied pdfs, but it's always better to have the page the way I described, your items will be in the position you set them in, with no chance of change since only bleed is included.

Try the link below from your exported pdfs.

http://www.imposeonline.com/instructions.php

I use Qoppa pdf studio pro 2019. Works like a charm.


 

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