That’s the case with BookletCreator, a PDF utility that takes a regular PDF document and, well, creates a booklet with all the pages rearranged the way a booklet needs pages arranged. You’d think that every half-way decent PDF app would do this automatically, but that’s not the case.
As the example, let’s start with a standard PDF which has eight pages. Normally you’d print out the pages and staple them together, from page 1 to page 8. If you have a double-sided printer you’d print each page twice and end up with four pages.
Booklets are different. Here’s the visual example. The basic eight pages of the PDF at the top, and, at the bottom, what BookletCreator does to those pages to create a perfect booklet.
BookletCreator turns a PDF document into a booklet with all the proper pages where they’re supposed to be. As you would expect, it’s better to be able to print on both sides of a page.
Using the app couldn’t be much easier. Select the file. Select the pages per booklet. Select the printer type (duplex, for example). Press the Create Booklet button.
As easy as that is to create a small booklet, there are a few additional items to consider for larger booklets, so it’s wise to test BookletCreator on smaller documents first because the order of printing and assembly is important.
The app is a great addition to an small office or small home office which doesn’t have the luxury to send documents to a printer to create a booklet. There’s also a Windows PC version of BookletCreator. It’s not a free app, but it can pay for itself many times over.