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Book can't be printed because "the pages are linked".

Hi, I used LibreOffice Version: 6.1.2.1 (x64) to type a 96 page book and formatted the pages to be mirror image so they'd flow continuously from left to right with a wider margin where the inner fold of the signatures will be. I exported my .odt to a .pdf and sent the file to a printer. The printer told me my book pages had to be unlinked because as they are they conflict with the printer's software program.

I don't even know what this means. How do I unlink my book pages?

I'd very much appreciate a solution to this.

Book can't be printed because "the pages are linked".

Hi, I used LibreOffice Version: 6.1.2.1 (x64) to type a 96 page book and formatted the pages to be mirror image so they'd flow continuously from left to right with a wider margin where the inner fold of the signatures will be. I exported my .odt to a .pdf and sent the file to a printer. The printer told me my book pages had to be unlinked because as they are they conflict with the printer's software program.

I don't even know what this means. How do I unlink my book pages?

I'd very much appreciate a solution to this.

REVISED COMMENT:

Thank you everyone for your comments. I'm sorry for the delay responding. I didn't get any email regarding them, so thus the delay

I think I might have the solution to the problem (?) I've found there are websites which enable you to upload your .pdf file, and they'll format the pages into the correct imposition for the printing process.
URL: http://www.imposeonline.com/index.php If UPS can't handle the resulting file, I'll probably buy my own printer which can print 11 x 17 pages provided the resulting file has a page arrangement suitable to be printed on that size paper. If not, I might find another online site that can do so (hopefully). The cost of a printer is about the same for some of the professional printers I've seen online, and with my own printer I can resolve the issue of NO binding and no cover. I may also have more control of the process, and if I mess up, at least I'll have myself to blame and not someone who probably will consider such a small print job a nuisance and not want to deal with it. Another idea is to ask what program UPS uses to print a .pdf file and if possible download it and use it myself to format my book pages.

ajlittoz, your partially right in that when I exported the .odt file, I needed to export it as "Hybrid PDF AND Tagged PDF, because when I added some more short stories to my book and exported the .odt file to only Hybrid pdf, when viewed in my PDF program, the pages were reversed so the first page was left hand instead of right, and the whole series of pages thereafter were also incorrectly reversed. It needed to be exported as Hybrid AND Tagged PDF.

BigRAll, actually it didn't look OK. The exported .pdf had the left and right pages transposed so they were the opposite of what they're supposed to be. I fixed this by exporting as "Hybrid PDF AND Tagged PDF (add document structure)

ve3oat, I'm using Foxit Phantom, but I may take your suggestion re: other .PDF programs.

Mike Kanganski, I'm using using Foxit Phantom 9.1.0.5096, Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS, x64-based processor, AMD A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 4.00 GB I don't want to upload the .pdf file because the contents are very personal - to be kept private. I plan to hand bind the book and give it as a gift to soimeoine close to me.

LibreTraining, I'm kind of embarrassed to say the printing company is the local UPS store. They're cheap, and the only printer I communicated with who seems able to accommodate my need for only printed pages of my book with NO front or back cover, and NO stitching or binding. I'll make the cover, end papers, and hand stitch with a fancy exposed tape binding. It's going to be a gift.

Book can't be printed because "the pages are linked".

Hi, I used LibreOffice Version: 6.1.2.1 (x64) to type a 96 page book and formatted the pages to be mirror image so they'd flow continuously from left to right with a wider margin where the inner fold of the signatures will be. I exported my .odt to a .pdf and sent the file to a printer. The printer told me my book pages had to be unlinked because as they are they conflict with the printer's software program.

I don't even know what this means. How do I unlink my book pages?

I'd very much appreciate a solution to this.

REVISED COMMENT:

Thank you everyone for your comments. I'm sorry for the delay responding. I didn't get any email regarding them, so thus the delay

I think I might have the solution to the problem (?) I've found there are websites which enable you to upload your .pdf file, and they'll format the pages into the correct imposition for the printing process.
URL: http://www.imposeonline.com/index.php If UPS can't handle the resulting file, I'll probably buy my own printer which can print 11 x 17 pages provided the resulting file has a page arrangement suitable to be printed on that size paper. If not, I might find another online site that can do so (hopefully). The cost of a printer is about the same for some of the professional printers I've seen online, and with my own printer I can resolve the issue of NO binding and no cover. I may also have more control of the process, and if I mess up, at least I'll have myself to blame and not someone who probably will consider such a small print job a nuisance and not want to deal with it. Another idea is to ask what program UPS uses to print a .pdf file and if possible download it and use it myself to format my book pages.

ajlittoz, your partially right in that when I exported the .odt file, I needed to export it as "Hybrid PDF AND Tagged PDF, because when I added some more short stories to my book and exported the .odt file to only Hybrid pdf, when viewed in my PDF program, the pages were reversed so the first page was left hand instead of right, and the whole series of pages thereafter were also incorrectly reversed. It needed to be exported as Hybrid AND Tagged PDF.

BigRAll, actually it didn't look OK. The exported .pdf had the left and right pages transposed so they were the opposite of what they're supposed to be. I fixed this by exporting as "Hybrid PDF AND Tagged PDF (add document structure)

ve3oat, I'm using Foxit Phantom, but I may take your suggestion re: other .PDF programs.

Mike Kanganski, I'm using using Foxit Phantom 9.1.0.5096, Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS, x64-based processor, AMD A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 4.00 GB I don't want to upload the .pdf file because the contents are very personal - to be kept private. I plan to hand bind the book and give it as a gift to soimeoine soimeone close to me.

LibreTraining, I'm kind of embarrassed to say the printing company is the local UPS store. They're cheap, and the only printer I communicated with who seems able to accommodate my need for only printed pages of my book with NO front or back cover, and NO stitching or binding. I'll make the cover, end papers, and hand stitch with a fancy exposed tape binding. It's going to be a gift.