BookletCreator - is a free online tool that allows to create a booklet from a PDF document. It reorders pages so that after printing and folding the pages you get a small book.
The original document should be in PDF format with “Portrait” paper orientation. If you have a document in the format other than PDF, you should at first convert it to PDF. You can use some free PDF creation tool. PrimoPDF is recommended. They have a desktop and online version of their tool.
Note that BookletCreator cannot work with password-protected PDFs. So if your file is protected (and you have the password) you should remove protection in the PDF security settings before uploading it to BookletCreator. If you don’t have the password but security settings allow you printing the document, then you can try printing it with PrimoPDF virtual printer. You will get another PDF document and it will be password-free.
This document will be something like a set of pictures, rather then text.
BookletCreator will be able to read it and create a booklet version for you.
The example below shows you only 8 pages for sake of simplicity, but your document may be of any size.
Here is how it works:
1. Lets say your document looks like:
2. You upload your document to the BookletCreator
website and download the result. For the above example you should get something like this:
3. Then you print out the document choosing “Print on both sides” in your printer preferences. If your printer can’t print on both sides automatically, print the odd pages first (Acrobat Reader has such option in printing preferences), then put the printed paper back into your printer and print the even pages. We advise you to practice on short documents to ensure that you understand how to turn paper so that the front and the back of the page are printed the way they should. Finally you should stack pages in the correct order, fold them in half and staple them. This is how it will look like at the end: