• You can select any specific page size, including wide
letter (11 x 8.5 inches) or wide a4. Wide here refers to
the shape of the paper, not to a special size. When you
pick a different page size make sure you select wide or
tall, whichever is appropriate. The pages will be scaled
up or down to fill the space available.
If the original document has different sizes of page, the
largest page is used to do all calculations.
Selecting a binding
The binding refers to what you will do once you have
printed the booklet sheets.
• Continuous means that the pages will simply run
1,2,3,4,... Normally, this won’t be folded in half, just
stapled along an edge or in the corner, or punched and
filed. It can be a good way to present a hand-out of a
• Saddle stitched is the most common type of booklet,
and what most people will choose. Once the pages are
all printed, you simply fold in half, and the numbers
will run from front to back. There may be up to three
blank pages added at the end if the number of pages is
not a multiple of 4.
• Perfect bound is more like a bound book. It can be
thought of as a series of saddle stitched booklets each
of which is read in sequence. For instance, the first
booklet may have pages 1–32, the next 33–64 and so
on. This is suitable for long documents which are too
thick to fold once. You select the size of each signature,
or group of pages – 32 in the above case (which will be
8 pieces of paper when printed double sided). You also