A serious work-based question that justifies me keeping an SDMB browser window open while at work. I’m also fairly sure there are some serious power users on this board…
One of my tasks at my day job (at a large United Church congregation in north Toronto) is editing and printing the weekly order of service.
The order of service varies from week to week - the shortest ones are 4 pages, printed on 8 1/2 x 14 paper in landscape and folded in the middle. 4, 8, and 12 page versions are straight-forward; 6 and 10 page versions involve printing half as many middle sheets and cutting them.
I currently collect all the information required from the presiding minister and the music director, place it in the correct order on an 8 1/2 x 7 template, and then copy/paste it into the appropriate template, depending on how many pages the 8 1/2 x 7 tells me I need.
The templates are 8 1/2 x 14, landscape, in two columns. Because they will be printed double-sided, those pages need to be in ‘printer’ order. For instance, an eight page order of service has to have page 8 and page 1 on the first page, page 2 and page 7 on the second page, page 6 and page 3 on the third page, and page 4 and page 5 on the fourth page.
This leads to my question - any editing done on the (say) 8 page template means that anything added to page 3 makes it flow on to page 6, which then has to be cut and pasted to page 4. It can make for a frustrating hour or two as things get added at the last minute.
Is there a setting somewhere in Word that could take that 8 1/2 x 7 template, and automatically sort its pages into the correct order for printing? It would certainly make my life easier if there were. If buying a second program to do the typesetting is the only answer, I’m afraid I’m stuck - there’s no money in the budget for such a thing.
Any advice gratefully accepted…