Saddle Stitch Booklet Printing
Posted on 2010-11-23
I have a handbook that I want to print on 11x17 paper using a printer with a Saddle Stitch finisher. The document is created and I have so far tried and failed in producing the correct results in both Word 2007 and Publisher 2007.
I should mention that I am using a Sharp MX-M550N with a finisher that has the Saddle Stitch option. I am using the PCL5e driver to print this document.
The document was originally created in Word 2007 and is setup to be 8.5 by 11. When printing I went into the properties of my printer and choose to print it in pamphlet style. I chose to staple with two staples and also choose the drawer to pull the 11x17 paper from. When I go to print it prints in almost exactly the way it is supposed to look but every page in the pamphlet is miniature. So its printing on 11x17 and it broke up the pages the correct way but it prints the actual page to where there is probably a 2.5 or 3 inch margin of white space around each page. It also staples the pamphlet correctly on the spine of the pamphlet.
It basically does this exact same thing in Publisher 2007. I setup a booklet publisher document and imported the word document into that and I still have the same problem. The pages get printed in the right order like a booklet but each page is half the size of the original 8.5 x 11 format. It is centered in the middle of the page but it has that large white space margin around it.
I have tried just creating a 8.5x11 booklet in Publisher 2007 and then just adding page numbers and some garbage text and printing that new document and I get the same results. So it doesn't seem to be my original document.
I just cannot get Word 2007 or Publisher 2007 to print a 11x17 pamphlet correctly to a printer with a Saddle Stitch finisher on it.