Thaks for you answer Fred. I share your opinion and that is how I organized things is the past.
However, one of the parameters has changed. Previously we printed on B5 size paper that was then bound in a spiral binder. I used my usual template, which is suitable for printing on all paper sizes, to crate a template with a page layout and table formats suitable for the smaller size page. Our standard paper is A4. The problem arose when it was decided (and the decider was not me) that instead of printing on special size paper, the short documents would printed on A4 in booklet format held together by staples in the fold. This is when the font size bcame an issue. Leah ----- Original Message ----- From: Fred Ridder To: Leah Smaller ; framers at lists.frameusers.com Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 14:32 Subject: RE: booklets Leah Smaller wrote: > We also use the printer capabilites to produce booklets. We have run into > one snag. > The original FM files were produced for printing on A4 size paper and body > text font size is TNR 10 pt. (of course, all other font sizes - headings, > etc. - are extrapolated from the body text). > The printer scales the content for booklet printing, so the text comes out > pretty small. Our workaround was to modify the document using larger fonts > (TNR 14 pt for Body pgf). > > Would adjusting the printers Enlarge setting solve the problem and obviate > modifying all the docs destined for booklet printing? Or is there some other > way around this? The most direct approach is to take advantage of the way FrameMaker separates content from the formatting. Create a template that uses the actual page size of the booklet. Define the necessary paragraph formats with the same names as your existing document but sizing and spacing that is appropriate for the actual page size. Then either import the content from the existing docs into the new template using the "Reformat Using Current Document's Formatting" or import all the formats from the new template into the existing docs. Either way, you're combining just the content from the existing docs with just the formatting from the new template. The bottom line is I can see no good reason why the page size in FrameMaker should ever be different from the physical size of the deliverable. That seems to defeat the whole point of a WYSIWIG tool. -FR ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Make every e-mail and IM count. Join the i?m Initiative from Microsoft.