I am in the process of moving away from my much loved office suite (WordPerfect) to stay with colleagues who are now using either Word or LibreOffice.
There are many tasks I have previously undertaken and which worked seemlessly and which I am sure should work just as well in LO. But, of course, I try to do things the way I have previously learned. But I suspect there are, as they say, many ways to skin a cat…
So I am attempting to take a number of documents which were created in WordPerfect and which when printed create a very simple booklet. Typically they are four pages in each booklet. So when I finally print the booklet needs to appear from the printer double sided with pages 1 and 4 on the back and 2 and 3 on the front. I can then fold in two to complete the process.
In WordPerfect I create these simply by switch to A4 landscape, using the function to divide the page, I have four A5 pages into which the content is typed. But when I select print as a booklet WordPerfect does the magic and creates the booklet for me.
In LO I am presented with four separate A5 pages which are laid out OK with some tweaking. In the printer dialogue I can select brochure which seems to do the trick. I can select double side print in the printer dialogue but the double side stuff doesn’t work.
If I use the settings in the printer dialogue the double side works but the printer assumes that each side of the booklet is printed on A5 so it is all half size.
My only solution so far is to print the front only, manually turn over the paper and then print the back. This doesn’t feel right intuitively.
I suspect that I’d be better starting from scratch with a new document and creating the brochure document in a manner that will work without a problem.
Does anyone have any advice on creating and then printing brochures/booklets in LO? Or able to point me to a tutorial on the same? The wiki and WriterGuide seem to tell me how to print a brochure but there’s no advice on how to lay out a brochure to do the task. I have LO 188.8.131.52
Thanks in advance.