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Double Sided Printing, ie. Dayrunner, Filofax

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I am trying to figure out how to do a double sided print job alphabetically of course for a dayrunner type of book. It would be front to back or back to back, however you want to describe it. I am printing two colums and plan on cutting each page in half.

 

So page 1 would have page 1 on the left and page 3 on the right. Then you would put the paper back in to print the other side which would be page two on the left and 4 on the right.

 

So when you cut it and put it in the book, you can turn the page and have the continuation on the back alphabetically.

 

Does that make sense?

 

What's the easiest way to do this?

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Maarten Witberg

I see no way to do this. What if you just define a custom page size (one column) and print that double sided, then cut off the rest? I know it wastes paper depending on how many copies you want to print.

 

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I see no way to do this.

 

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You're just saying this in order to challenge, right?

 

I see two possible ways of doing this. One with two columns, the other with another table and two portals. Both require serious number-shuffling to get it just right. First, the default page numbers of each record need to be captured. Then swap around the page numbers to get the desired printing order. Dummy records may be needed to fill up the last page (which may not be the last page when printing). In short, it's a lot of work, especially if one wants to accommodate any number of pages in total.

 

Aren't there printer drivers that do this for you, out of any application?

 

 

BTW, I have never seen a booklet where you turn page 1 and it has page 4 on the other side (as the poster seems to indicate). I could be wrong about this - I am only trying to illustrate how carefully this needs to be planned.

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schwa13

Perhaps my illustration was not very good. If you print normally, page 1 and 2 are on the front in two columns, then you flip the paper over and feed it back through. That now gives you page 3 and 4 on the back. Then you cut the paper and put it in the book. Alphabetically this is incorrect as you turn the pages it is in the wrong order.

 

The project requires page 1 on front half sheet, turn page and see page 2. Then page 3 and page 4 on back.

 

If I am still not making any sense please tell me so. This project is driving me batty!!

 

I will look for a special print program for this.

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Perhaps I am visualizing a different thing. The way I see it, the printing order should be:

 

| page 4 | page 1 |

 

| page 2 | page 3 |

 

Now when you fold the paper in half, you get page 1 on the "front cover", pages 2 & 3 inside, and page 4 on the "back cover":

 

| 1 egap | 4 egap |

| page 2 | page 3 |

 

 

This is of course assuming that there are 4 pages in total. Change that and it's back to the drawing board. Unless, instead of folding, you're cutting and binding. Then you can continue with the same scheme for the following pages (the cut side will always end up in the binding).

 

Note that when using columns, page 4 needs to be "full", i.e. it must have enough records to fill the entire column. If it doesn't, records from page 1 will cross over to fill the gap.

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schwa13

Definitely not folding, the pages will be cut and placed into a filofax or dayrunner type book. There will be holes at the spine. Imagine a paperback book that is printed on single sheets then cut and bound. I won't be binding, but simply using a binder.

 

I guess I could buy half sheets and print odds, then refeed and print evens if I have to.

 

I found this program and it looks like it would do the trick for $50. Unless I can script and calculate in Filemaker for the same thing.

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Ender

Comment's visualizations are correct. For your cut sheets, you would still have that pattern with subsequent pages.

 

Now the trick is to use the technique from that techinfo article with your columns.

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