Try one of the following:

1. Provide the printer with separate cover files and a file for the
manual's content. Funny, I don't have a problem getting my printer
service to understand that the second side of each cover file is blank.
2. Make a PDF of a blank page, and keep it for all your projects. Before
closing the final PDF, insert the blank page after the front cover and
before the back cover.
3. In FrameMaker, start your first manual file with a blank page (an
empty paragraph followed by a page break) with double-side pagination
starting on the left. Set Format>Page Layout>Master Page
Usage>Custom=None for that page.  After the last file, create a blank
page for the end.


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-----Original Message-----
[ at] On
Behalf Of Angela Akridge
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:06 AM
To: framers at
Subject: Adding a Blank Page Before/After Book Cover

I'm trying to create a layout for a manual that needs to be made
in PDF and print. Using Acrobat Professional, I create one PDF using
PDFs: Front cover, Back cover, and manual. I need to ensure that there
is a
blank page after the Front cover, so that the manual starts on the
right. Am
I making sense?

Since the cover isn't part of the Frame file, the "Make Page Count Even"
doesn't help me. I also need a blank page before the Back cover for the
reason. What's the proper way (Page Break?) to achieve this goal?

The Frame Online Help talks about blank pages and disconnected pages,
but I
don't think these tools provide the solution I need.

Thank you,


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