Setting up a booklet in inDesign CS6
Posted on Nov 12, 2013 by Angela Wong Latest activity: Apr 4, 2014
Recently, someone at my work asked if my Commercial Art class could design a booklet for the basketball teams (fundraising item). The booklet is 32 pages, a single signature that is staple bound in the center. I design my school's yearbook along with a staff of 20 students, but we use a software program provided by the publisher that configures the pages and signatures for us. This would be my first time constructing a booklet for print in inDesign CS6 but I happily took up the challenge. I would just love for some guidance of how the page numbers should be laid out in inDesign so that when it's printed and bound (not by us), all the pages are in the correct order. The pages are 11" x 17" when opened, but the booklet itself is 8.5" x 11". What is the best way to send this to a standard printing place (we're talking a copy center, not a publisher). Should I package it up or just save it all as a .pdf? I would love some guidance! Thank you so much!