Printing A5 Booklets The Easy Way
It is said often that the best things in life are free and this iscertainly true when it comes to printing out A5 booklets on A4paper. I am writing this article, not in any version of MicrosoftWord, but in OpenOffice Writer, the word-processing elementof OpenOffice. OpenOffice is an Office suite, rather likeMicrosoft's, with the added advantages of being free and totallycompatible with all versions of Microsoft Office. It comeswith its own word-processor, spreadsheet, and presentationprograms that both load and save files in Microsoft Word,Excel, and Powerpoint formats. OpenOffice is an example of what is known as 'open source' software.Another bonus, but one that is unlikely to benefit many readers,is that OpenOffice is available for a variety of differentcomputers and systems though most users will probably beinstalling it on some version of Windows. It will work on anyversion of Windows, from '95' to 'XP', which is more than canbe said for the various different versions of Microsoft Officeavailable.You can download OpenOffice from the official website
or, if you have a blank CD you canask me for a copy, since being open source software I can passon a copy free of charge. If you decide to download a copy thefile size is around 51 Mbytes, although it regularly appears onthe cover discs provided with many serious computingmagazines such as PC Plus, PC Advisor e.t.c..
If you are using Windows 95, 98 or ME then installing thesoftware is easy. Open Explorer and click on the folder where