Thanks Peter et al. I can easily see that reducing the “paper size” will work. I will have to experiment on how to get 2 “pages” to print on one. Bottom line, reducing the paper size works but printing it 2 up does not. The two pages are reduced in size and a huge left margin remains. BUMMER. It also thinks the paper is size A-2 at printing which is NOT what I put in and shows for the real paper size (A2 is a little larger in both h + w).
I actually like the variable solution better, so I will try that first. Ah - variables work only on the page - all pages after 1 are marked 1 and 2. - So this does not work. BUMMER.
FINAL resolution: redo document in single column portrait mode with fonts about 3/2 bigger and FAKE page size of 13 x 8.5; print using brochure mode giving a reduced size - 2up - comes out with footer pagination right. This will waste the left half of the first sheet (page 1 will be on right).
Thanks to the person who suggested that I reduce the paper size and then could use correct fonts. After doing this, I kind of liked the larger fonts for editing (yes I could have just changed the view size - it would have been easier). But after an hour of changing many documents, it is not worth going back and re-doing it all again.