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I want to share a book with a client for her review

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mabou Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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May 30, 2012 8:18 AM

Hi All,


I really hope I'm not mising something and that you have the answer for me.


I want to share a book with a client.  Obviously I need to print as pdf, but I want the client to see the pages side by side (as if the book is open and laying flat).


I don't want to show her individual pages.


In the print dialog, if I choose to show two pages per sheet, they appear stacked instead of side by side.  I can find no way to tell the paper to be landscape, seems that option is not available when printing a pdf from within Aperture.


Any thoughts?


Books are much easier to share when created online using a service... but they are more work to build. 


Anyway, thanks in advance for your help.


  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 Level 6 (8,425 points)
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    May 30, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to mabou)

    How pages appear in a PDF is a function of the viewer the client uses. In Preview, she would select View > Two Pages. I'm sure Adobe Reader has a similar command.

  • oboesax Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to mabou)

    I used to be able to do this before upgrading to Mountain Lion. Here's how I did it in the past:

    Print all the individual pages to a single PDF

    Open the PDF in preview, show thumbnails, select all pages (command+a) and choose tools > rotate right

    Print the pdf with the following options

    set up a new paper size that is twice as HIGH as your book pages are wide

    Choose the "layout" print options and choose to print two pages per sheet

    print to pdf again

    open the new pdf and after selecting all pages, choose to rotate left


    However... since upgrading to mountain lion, I can't seem to get this to work. I'm trying to print a 12x12 book showing facing pages and my 12x24 paper size seems to be limited to printing a 12x12 image right in the middle of the 12x24 page. I don't understand why I can't do this any more. Does anyone know how to accomplish this using preview on mountain lion?


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