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wddt1234 Level 1 (0 points)

i want to make a booklet.  the papers would be folded in half.  how do i put text on both sides of a document using pages?

Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,572 points)

    Either make a half page layout and assemble the final pdfs in the correct order into a full page layout as described only recently.




    Use text/image boxes to place everything as you would see them in an unfolded booklet.



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,572 points)

    Just look to your right "More Like This".

  • Peggy Level 8 (38,635 points)

    Unfortunately, some of the "More Like This" links are to older posts that may not work. However, since you are running Leopard (I would update to the latest version of 10.5.8, though), you can use CocoaBooklet.


  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)

    And use the Combo update for 10.5.8!!!

  • wddt1234 Level 1 (0 points)

    when i download cocoabooklet--it appears in my dock for a second than disappears.  it will not open.  help!

  • Peggy Level 8 (38,635 points)

    When you download anything it should go in your designated downloads folder. In Snow Leopard I know there is a default "Downloads" folder in created in your user folder. I think Leopard defaulted to the Desktop, but don't quote me on it. CocoaBooklet is in a .dmg file that you have to double-click to open & mount. Then copy the to your applications folder. From there you can drag & drop PDFs on to it or double-click it to run it & drop the PDF on to its open window.


  • wddt1234 Level 1 (0 points)



    this is what is in my application folder.  it just doesn't open.  i don't know what i'm doing wrong

  • Peggy Level 8 (38,635 points)

    I'm not exactly sure what you have so I'm going to try again with pictures.


    Go to this page & you will see this. Click Download Now. Do not go to the developer page - it hasn't been working for some time.




    When the download is completed you will see a file that looks like this in your downloads location.




    Double-click that file to mount the disk image & again double-click the mounted image that looks like this.


    mounted image.png

    A window will open & you will see several things including the that looks like this.



    Drag this icon to your Applications folder. You may then eject the mounted disk image. Now you have CocoaBooklet installed.


    Perhaps you could post a picture of what you have. This new forum software makes posting pictures quite easy. Click the camera icon above the text box in a reply to get started.

  • wddt1234 Level 1 (0 points)



    thanks for all your help but it's still not working.


    i clicked download now.


    i got the .dmg image.  double clicked and



    i got the cocoabooklet on my desktop (just like the little picture above your name)  i think it's the mounted disk image


    clicked that icon and the red stapler icon appeared along with a couple other icons (donate.webloc, readme.html, and two others in a foreign language)


    i dragged the red stapler to my application folder then i ejected the mounted disk image


    in the application folder is the red stapler, which i clicked, the red stapler appears in the dock bouncing up and down---- a small window appears with a warning about opening this up because it was downloaded from the web--- asked if you want to continue---- i clicked yes


    the red stapler appears in the dock for a second than disappears.


    i have done this a few times with the same result.


    any more options?


    thanks again

  • Peggy Level 8 (38,635 points)

    I was basing my suggestion of using CocoaBooklet on the specs listed in an earlier post of yours that you are using Leopard. If you are using Snow Leopard, CocoaBooklet will not work. Snow Leopard changed the "java bridge." You'd have to make some changes in the system folder for it to work.


  • wddt1234 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks again Peggy but i'm not very confident to try the reinstalls.


    i guess i'll do it in word


    thanks again

  • linda2009 Level 1 (40 points)

    Hi there.


    I found a cool tool for creating booklets in Mac OS.  You can print the booklet from any Print Dialog, like from Pages or Numbers, etc.


    You can find it here:


    There are two versions there one for Leopard, one for Snow Leopard.


    It works for me!  Good luck!

  • Peggy Level 8 (38,635 points)

    In my usually answer for creating booklets I do mention Create Booklet. It can work quite well but it doesn't work as well as CocoaBooklet for me. So I have applied the Java fix to get it to work in Snow Leopard.


  • linda2009 Level 1 (40 points)

    I haven't tried that, Peggy. I don't feel technical enough! lol! I worry about security issues when installing "older" versions; and maybe that I'll mess it up.


    I have not tried CocoaBooklet either, and it might even be better than Create Booklet.  I don't print that many booklets for it to be an issue.


    Thanks a lot for all your posts - I've follow lots of your suggestions!



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