Printing PDF manuals

  johnincrete 16:41 07 Jan 11

While a PDF of a manual is good when you know what to do but need reminding exactly how to do it, I find they are no good for learning what a program does.
In the past, I gladly bought printed manuals but now they are no more.
My question is: how do I print a 350 page user guide when its page size is A5. True, I can select to expand to paper size (A4) but that's wasteful. My printer won't accept A5 paper even if I could find some.
I have tried several PDF converters but they seem to be unable to cope with a mixture of text in many fonts and pictures.
Any ideas?

  johndrew 17:05 07 Jan 11

If you go to 'Print Setup' (File/Print Setup/Properties) you can select the number of pages per sheet. The manner in which you get to this will depend on which PDF reader you use. I have given it for Acrobat. For PDF-XChange it is 'File/Print/Properties'.

I think this is what you are trying to achieve.

  shellship 17:05 07 Jan 11

Blue Squirrel's Clickbook might help. I use it to print booklets.
click here

  BT 17:11 07 Jan 11

Plenty of A5 paper suppliers - Google A5
One here
click here&_$ja=tsid:11227|cc:|prd:9536|cat:Viking+A5+Economy+Copier+Paper+-+80gsm

What printer are you using that won't accept A5?
You could always print 2 pages to an A4 giving you in effect A5

  johnincrete 17:20 07 Jan 11

I am using Acrobat & I discovered "Booklet Printing" which solves the problem

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