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How do you set up to print double sided? For a puzzle book for OOT bags

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#1 LisaW

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    Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:15 AM

    I am TOTALLY inspired by all you Do It Yourself-ers on this site. You girls make the most beautiful things and you make them all look so easy to do! PLEASE HELP!!!

    Inspired to try DIY myself, I decided to do a custom puzzle book to put in the OOT bags. I found websites online to make FREE personalized puzzles:

    Free Custom Word Search- Free Printable Word Search Puzzles
    Free Custom Crossword- EclipseCrossword - the fast, easy, and FREE way to create crossword puzzles in minutes
    And then you cannot customize, but free soduko puzzles- Print Free Sudoku Puzzles

    And then I made as cute a booklet in MS Word as I could (it's a work in prgoress for sure). BUT I cannot figure out how to set up the document to print correctly. I want it to prit in order, double-sided. I have Word, Publisher, Power Point, etc... but in none of these programs can I seem to get my document set up in the right order to print double sided. Any ideas

    I'm posting my MS Word document in case any of you would like it or could please, pretty please help me!




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    #2 StephanieMN

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      Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:42 AM

      The thing is that most printers print different. I have had to re-train myself everytime I get a new printer. So I could print it and tell you how to do it on mine but that won't help you. I would suggest using your lowest quality setting on your printer and keep trying to print them until you get it right than jot yourself a little note so you don't have to figure it out each time.

      #3 luv2love

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        Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:00 AM

        What a great book! Your guests will love it!
        Unfortunately I can't really help with the double sided thing. Everytime I print something double sided I stand by the printer and as it comes out I feed it through again to have it print on the other side. I'm sure there's an easier way than that!

        #4 LisaW

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          Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:41 AM

          Thanks girls! Yeah, I just thought the book would be a fun & cute unique thing for the guests to do on the beach or while lounging by the poool. And for those wo get into it, the crosswaord puzzle can be a way for guests to get to know one another. If onyl I could figure out the right way to set this darn thing up so the book is seen by people other than just you girls!!!

          I know so many girls use Photoshop anf print the passports double sided. The file looks like a mish-mosh order, but it prints perfectly. I just wish I knew how they did it!!!!


          #5 MelanieS

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            Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:01 PM

            Great booklet! I had already started working on puzzles for my daughter's OOT bags, and will probably borrow a few of your ideas. Thanks for sharing the websites.

            #6 manda0812

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              Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:12 AM

              if your printer has the option to print 2 pages to a sheet, then it prints out double sided landscape and you fold in half and the size of the book is A5, you may just need to re-order some pages. PM me if you need help.

              #7 becks



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                Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:16 AM

                If you don't have a duplex printer (meaning one that prints one side, then reverses the pages and prints the other on it's own), then just print the odd numbered pages, turn them over and print the other sides.

                If you printer takes the top page first (most do) you'll need to re-order your pages so that the first page is on the bottom (face up).

                Or, you can do what I do... print all of the first pages, then reverse and print all of the second pages, then the third, etc. Then just collate and you're off and running.

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                #8 s_katrese

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                  Posted 19 March 2010 - 01:53 PM

                  I want to thank you again for posting all of your puzzle websites, I will be using them to create my poolside puzzle book.

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