I recently set up a doc just like that, except it stands on the desk like a flip-chart. Each page show one common procedure. I can send you a PDF if you like. If each page has a single topic, then the way you have it is great. If your procedures commonly extend beyond one page, then maybe this layout is not a good candidate for your content. john
On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 4:54 PM, Carol J. Elkins <celk...@awrittenword.com> wrote: > Framers, > > I'm ready to print a wire-bound pocket-sized booklet that will be > top-bound (coil binding along the top of the book) so as to fit nicely in > one's pocket. In all my 18 years of doing this, this is the first time I've > run across having to publish a top-bound book, so I have no experience to > guide me. Thus I'm emailing you. > > I've printed the Framemaker file to PDF and had the printer make a demo > copy for me. When the booklet is held open to a two-page spread, the top > page is upside down. In order to view it, one has to turn the booklet over > or upside-down. I have some questions: > > 1. Is this the customary way to print a top-bound book? Or should both > pages be visibly oriented the same direction? (That would put the page > number of the top (even-numbered) pages on the bound edge.) > > 2. If not, what is the easiest way to get the even-numbered pages turned > upside down? 1) By changing the Framemaker template; 2) By doing something > in Acrobat; or 3) by telling the printer to do something on his end. > > 3. Is there a word that describes this kind of layout? I work with > imposition in booklet printing a lot but it doesn't seem to apply to > top-bound books. > > I've asked my client to do a bit of usability testing to determine if it > will make a difference to his users. Will they want to view two pages at > once? Will they be inconvenienced by having to flip the book over every > time they advance to the next page? This is a field test manual and they > will definitely progress through the book one page at a time. While he's > checking that out, I thought I'd check with you for input. > > Carol > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to framers as john.sgamm...@actifio.com. > > Send list messages to email@example.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/john. > sgammato%40actifio.com > > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > -- <http://www.actifio.com/> *John Sgammato, Documentation Architect* *e* john.sgamm...@actifio.com *c* 508.927.2083 *t* @actifiodocs <http://twitter.com/actifiodocs> 333 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451 <http://twitter.com/actifio> <http://www.linkedin.com/company/399246> <https://plus.google.com/102870897962348937868/posts> <http://www.youtube.com/user/actifio> <http://www.actifio.com/> *Radically simple copy data management * *.*
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