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[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer
by TheGurkha » Sun May 31, 2009 1:17 pm In this tutorial, I make a distinction between sheets and pages. A sheet is a sheet of paper, a page is a logical page within your document. Pages are printed on sheets. And in the case of the brochure, four pages are printed on each sheet, two pages per side.

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. You’ll see that it isn’t as straightforward as you might have thought. The advantage here is that it is What You See Is What You Get – the font sizes you use are the font sizes that will be used in the printed version.. It also juggles them and places them in the appropriate order on landscape A4 sheets so that when printed and collated and stapled they read in the correct order. and let OOo worry about putting them in the correct order for printing. Yes. automatically. 2. folded and stapled. so I’m going to modify and use the First page style for those pages. The second method is to resize the pages within your document to A5 and compose and edit them in that page size. And on the back of that same sheet you have page 5 on the right and page 32 on the left.openoffice. The pages that are printed on the sheets (apart from the center pages) are not consecutive. At print time OOo will again place them in the appropriate order on landscape A4 sheets but it will not need to reduce them in size. the sheet that has page 6 on it (on the left) has page 31 on the right of it. but the same principles work equally well for imperial paper. 4 and so on. The good news is that OOo will take care of the arrangement of the pages for you. front cover through to back cover. I’m going to talk in terms of metric page sizes because I’m in Europe and it’s what I’m familiar with. I’m going to discuss the production of an A5 size brochure. Pick up a brochure and flick though it and look at its construction. 2 af 10 14-05-2011 19:17 . Working in A4 and having the pages auto-reduced by OOo means you have to compensate by working in a larger than usual font to ensure that the final text is still readable once it has been reduced. because two A5 sheets are exactly the same size as a sheet of A4.. 3. it is a collection of landscape sheets. Working out this layout for a large document can be both confusing and time consuming. reducing your A4 pages so that that two of them will fit on the printed sheet.[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer (View . http://user. In a 36 page brochure for example. One way is have the document page size formatted to A4. but look at a single sheet. At print time. OOo will automatically scale everything. so I will modify the Default style to meet my needs. That is.. I want to have a brochure with no numbers on the front or back cover.org/en/forum/viewt. it will have A5 portrait pages printed two-up on A4 landscape sheets.services. There’s two ways to achieve this layout. I will use the Default style for the internal pages of the document. Here’s how we do it. You simply compose your document in the logical page order of 1. For example to have an (approximately) 12 size font in the brochure you’d need to work in 14 font in the document.

4.. Modify First Page Style to A5. 5. 2009 1:20 pm 1.openoffice. 2008 12:13 pm Location: North Wales. In the page Styles: First Page dialog select the Page tab. 3. 2. Select Portrait as the orientation. Top Modify the First Page Style by TheGurkha » Sun May 31. Portrait. 3 af 10 14-05-2011 19:17 . Click on the Page Styles icon. UK. 6. In the Format drop down list select A5.. 8. Start a new OOo Writer document. 7. click OK.services. Modify the First Page Style Press F11 to display the Styles and Formatting pane. http://user.. Right Click on the First Page list entry and select Modify from the menu..[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer (View .org/en/forum/viewt. TheGurkha Moderator Posts: 6061 Joined: Thu Mar 13.

TheGurkha Moderator Posts: 6061 Joined: Thu Mar 13. 3. In the page Styles: Default dialog select the Page tab. 2. 2008 12:13 pm Location: North Wales.. 2009 1:24 pm 1. http://user. In the Styles and Formatting pane. it will take the First Page style and reduce to A5 size.org/en/forum/viewt. 4 af 10 14-05-2011 19:17 . highlight the First Page style then click on the paint can icon. Top Modify the Default Page Style by TheGurkha » Sun May 31. The cursor will become a paint can. In the Styles and Formatting pane. TheGurkha Moderator Posts: 6061 Joined: Thu Mar 13..openoffice. 2009 1:22 pm 1. 2. Right Click on the Default list entry and select Modify from the menu. click on the paint can icon again to get a normal cursor back. UK. 2008 12:13 pm Location: North Wales. Click on the page in the document..services.[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer (View .. UK. Top Apply the First Page Style by TheGurkha » Sun May 31.

3. 5 af 10 14-05-2011 19:17 . This will be the front cover. 2008 12:13 pm Location: North Wales.. 4. Portrait TheGurkha Moderator Posts: 6061 Joined: Thu Mar 13. Modify the Default Page Style to A5. http://user.. click OK. do as follows. 1.org/en/forum/viewt. When you are ready to move to the next page.[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer (View . Select Portrait as the orientation. UK.services. In the Format drop down list select A5. Top Compose your Front Cover by TheGurkha » Sun May 31.openoffice.. Position the cursor after the last of the content on the first page. 2009 1:26 pm In the document.. Insert a Manual Page Break and Set the Next Page Style and Page Number 2. compose your first page.

openoffice. Inserting a Manual Page break and specifying the Default Style as the next Page Style to use. 2008 12:13 pm Location: North Wales. Manual Break 4. 2009 1:29 pm Keep editing your document as normal until you have added all of the content. (You’d do this for example if you wanted the first internal page to be number 1. Click on Insert. 3. When you have finished the second to last page and are ready to add the back 6 af 10 14-05-2011 19:17 .. Insert Manual Page Break to default. In the Style drop down select Default 6. http://user.png (8.. UK.. In the Insert Break dialog select the Page break option 5.services. rather than starting at 2 with the cover being counted as page 1).[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer (View . If you wish you can select the Change page number option and set the page number you want the next page to have..28 KiB) Viewed 6181 times TheGurkha Moderator Posts: 6061 Joined: Thu Mar 13.org/en/forum/viewt. Top Compose the rest of Your Document by TheGurkha » Sun May 31.

4.org/en/forum/viewt. is a number divisible by 4! If it isn’t then OOo will insert blank pages to round up the page count to a multiple of 4. including the front and back covers.. Insert Manual Page Break to First Page Style. click OK. do as follows. UK.openoffice. 1.png (8. Manual Break.. 2. this time for the back cover. 2008 12:13 pm Location: North Wales.31 KiB) Viewed 6182 times TheGurkha Moderator Posts: 6061 Joined: Thu Mar 13.services. In the Insert Break dialog select the Page break option In the Style drop down select First Page. cover. 3. Inserting a Manual Page break to use the First Page style again. Compose your back cover. http://user. Position the cursor after the last of the content on the current last page. Note it is vital that your total number of pages. 5.. Click on Insert.[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer (View . Top To Print the Brochure 7 af 10 14-05-2011 19:17 ..

. 4.. 2.org/en/forum/viewt. 2008 12:13 pm Location: North Wales. in Landscape format. Top Proofing using PDFs to Save Paper by TheGurkha » Sun May 31.. You must set the options for your printer to A4 paper. TheGurkha Moderator Posts: 6061 Joined: Thu Mar 13..services. In the Other section de-select the Print automatically inserted pages option. 2009 1:34 pm 1. 6. Click on File. UK. Click on the Properties. by TheGurkha » Sun May 31. button.[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer (View . de-select Print automatically inserted pages option. 3.. button.. Select brochure option. 2009 2:03 pm 8 af 10 14-05-2011 19:17 .openoffice. Click OK to print the document. Print. Click OK to close the Printer Options dialog. 8. select your printer from the Name drop down list. 7. The dialog that appears is different for each printer. 5. http://user... In the Pages section select the Brochure option. In the Print dialog. 9. Click on the Options.

.[Tutorial] Creating a Brochure with Writer (View .services. http://user. (73. Top Display posts from previous: Sort by Post a reply 9 af 10 14-05-2011 19:17 . note that most printers prefer to have delivered to them as a single sided. Here is an example brochure created in Writer.. not double sided printout. However if you use one of the free PDF printer drivers such as PrimoPDF you can select it and print to it as though it were a printer. Note that you cannot export to PDF in brochure format. If your printer can do double sided printing.odt Example A5 Brochure (20.15 KiB) Downloaded 745 times TheGurkha Moderator Posts: 6061 Joined: Thu Mar 13.pdf Example output .openoffice. If you are going to deliver your document to a printer to have it printed by them. 2008 12:13 pm Location: North Wales. all you need to do is to fold the paper and staple it. and the PDF output so you can see how Writer has arranged the pages two-up on the landscape sheets. in the correct order to be printed and collated to form a properly constructed brochure. Example Brochure.Note: not created by OOo's PDF export facility. UK..org/en/forum/viewt.55 KiB) Downloaded 955 times Example Brochure. and save a lot of time and paper until you have your brochure formatted to your liking..

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