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Salima Nesbitt
How to layout pages for a booklet
on Mar 7, 2010 at 5:02:37 pm

Hello everyone, I'm trying to make a booklet using Illustrator CS3. I know that this can be done using Quark because I did it before, but I don't own Quark. So I wanted to design a booklet with multiple pages using Illustrator and then I could assemble the booklet later after it's printed out. Can this be done in Illustrator? If so are there any tutorials available so I may see how it is done or does anyone have any suggestions.
Thank You



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les nemeth
Re: How to layout pages for a booklet
on Mar 8, 2010 at 7:53:37 am

Well, you got 4 choices (2 of which is for AI)

1. Create a huge artboard (which'll fit all your pages) and layout your pages in it. Add crop marks around the pages and explain your layout to the printer.

2. Make your artboard the size of a page/spread and layout your pages on layers. 1 layer = 1 page/spread.

3. Upgrade to CS4 which supports multiple artboards.

4. Use InDesign.


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David Cabestany
Re: How to layout pages for a booklet
on Mar 27, 2010 at 2:30:51 pm

You must switch to Indesign. Illustrator can't handle large amounts of text well and becomes very ( I mean VERY) sluggish when you start loading it with text objects, not to mention if you link them.

Really, Indesign will pay itself within the first two hours.


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