Create Booklets

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 5, 2008
Updated • Dec 14, 2012

Booklet Creator is a free online script that turns pdf documents into small books by changing the order of the pages. If you take a look at a book lying next to you you will notice that the first page will be connected with the last of the book, the second with the second last and so on. That's the same system that the Booklet Creator script uses to turn pdf documents into books.

The maximum file size for this procedure is 20 Megabytes. The result of the conversion will be another pdf document with the order described before. The best way to print this document afterwards would be to print both sides of the same paper at the same time if the printer supports this feature.

If not the creators suggest to print the odd pages first and the put the turned paper back into the printer to print the even pages.

Two optional settings are available: You can limit the amount of pages per booklet from 4 to 64 and check a box if the document is from a right-to-left language.

Update: The developers have turned the online service into applications for Windows and Macintosh. The apps are not free, and users are asked to purchase a personal or business license to use them. You can however download the application to your PC to test it before you buy it. The Windows application is compatible with all versions of the operating system from Windows 2000 on. While Windows 8 is not listed - yet - on the download page it is working just fine on the system. Mac users need to run at least Mac OS X 10.5 to use the software program.

A how it works tutorial has been posted on the site that explains the key concept behind the software. It basically combines the first and the last, the second and the last but one page and so with each other to create the booklet.


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