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Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby eransom » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:57 pm

Hello,

I'm trying to make the move over from MS but I'm hung up by a template created for me years ago by a co-worker (attached, MS Template). It's very simple but since I am a novice I'm not sure how to fix the issue.

The aims that the template fulfills:
2 pages per 8.5x11" sheet of paper, each page requiring 1/2 of the sheet in landscape
Working header with page numbers

I opened the MS Template in OO, creating an OO template from the resulting document (Attached, OO Template).

It is an MS 2000 (?) template; when using it I select in the print window the option to print 2 pages per sheet and it works like a charm.

In OO when I print I either get a strange looking result. You can see examples of what I'm describing in the PDF here. Here's the table of contents:
Page 1: An example of what I'm hoping to get (generated by printing from MS).
Pages 2-3: What I get from OO if I print 2 pages
Page 4: What I get from OO if I go to the Print Layout tab and tell it to print 2 pages per sheet.

I'm sure this is a super simple fix but, as I mentioned, I'm a novice. Any help would be appreciated - I'd like to unteather from MS if possible. :)
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:01 pm

in /File /Print select the Page Layout tab and check the Brochure checkbox.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby eransom » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:36 pm

Thank you for the quick answer.

When I tried that option this is the result I got.

I thought I would try the brochure print with a document created with the normal/default OO template and this is the result. On that one, as you can see, gives a pretty inefficient return in terms of amount of space used on the printed page.

Any other possible solutions?
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:59 pm

Your paper setting was wrong. On /File /Print, on the General tab press Properties button and ob its Paper tab set Orientation to Landscape, Duplex = On, Binding edge Left.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby eransom » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:10 pm

Thanks for the help. Just to be clear (that I've compiled your two answers correctly) my steps should be (working with the OO Template file I uploaded):

General Tab
Orientation: Landscape
Duplex: On
Binding Edge: Left

Page Layout Tab
Brochure: Selected

Is that correct?
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:27 pm

That seems to be correct. It is always best to try a sample print of a four page document when working to print a brochure or signatures from a book.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby eransom » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:36 pm

Thank you; thing is... that printed strange again.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:57 pm

It looks like you are printing a scan (or a PDF) of a two page spread. Just insert this on a landscape page - /Format/Page : Page tab , Landscape, then Insert Picture from File, Size it to fit to the paper and print to a Landscape sheet.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby eransom » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:06 pm

The PDF scans are to give a visual for what I'm getting when I print. I'm not actually using the image in the PDF to print from, rather making a PDF image of what is printing when I try various combinations of settings.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:14 pm

Try the attached file using the settings you list above.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby eransom » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:25 pm

That certainly changed it but still not the finished product I'm trying for. This put the column of text in the middle of the landscape-printed sheet. :? :/
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:50 pm

You just have to fiddle with the settings as I set out above. My sample prints correctly on a duplex printer when the settings are right. I suggest you recheck your printer settings.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby eransom » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:20 pm

I've played with settings most of the day. :(

Is there no way to just replicate what Word was doing there?
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:44 pm

Try with my file and the settings above. It works on my first duplex printer (Epson WP-4535). I'll try on my other one (Epson C1900) tomorrow - too late in my day here now.
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Re: Novice: 2 Page Per Sheet Printing

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:13 pm

I tried this today - my sample printed correctly on two duplex printers with Brochure set on Layout tab of Print dialog, and printer properties set to Landscape, binding on left side.
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