Tools and resources for simple self-publlishing and bookbinding?
December 22, 2005 9:59 AM Subscribe
A colleague is interested in doing some personal desktop publishing and bookbinding. He came to me and asked a few questions I couldn't answer offhand and don't have the terms to google efficiently.
posted by George_Spiggott to media & arts (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
What is the term for sections of a bound book that are bound into facing pages -- they're kind of like sheaves of equal size folded together and have to be printed in a very specific collation of spreads in order for the pagination to work out? (I'm encountering the word "signature" in my searches for this) And (2) what's a good, inexpensive program for the PC to do this? Are there settings in MS Word that collate and paginate in this way? He's just obtained Microsoft Publisher, and I've tried to talk him into Adobe InDesign but he'd like to explore what's at hand first. Any help, tips or advice appreciated.