Commercial Print Setup

If you're sending out pages for printing, you'll want to check the colors, as well as potentially set up the document for a DocuTech.

Setting Up Pages for DocuTech 135 Signature Printing

If you're producing bound documents through a print shop, and the print shop has a Xerox DocuTech 135 printing machine, here's a trick that can ultimately save paper, give you a standard book size, and potentially reduce the time it takes to print and bind documents.

Using this trick only if it's acceptable that your bound documents be 7 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall (legal-size paper turned landscape and either cut in half or folded).

This trick also involves printing the document to a PostScript file. See Considerations for Printing to PostScript or PDF on page 77.

If you really want to impress the folks at the print shop, make your total page count divisible by 4.

  1. Create left and right page styles using the Letter 8.5 x 11 in page format with Portrait orientation (Page Style window, Page tab).

  2. Set the left and right page margins to the settings shown in Figure 4-51.

    Figure 4-51. Setting left/right page margins for DocuTech signature printing


  3. Print the document to a PostScript file using your PostScript printer driver.

  4. Give the file to the print shop, and tell them you want it printed in one of the following ways:

    • Signature using legal-size paper; saddle - stitch binding. (This means folded in half and bound on the fold. Only use this if your document is less than 100 pages.)

    • Signature using legal-size paper; two-up binding (cut in half). (For spiral binding or perfect binding.)

Setting Up Colors for Commercial Printing

If you'll be printing high-quality color copies of a document, you should probably switch color models from RGB (red-green-blue, the model used by your monitor) to CMYK (cyan- magenta -yellow-black, the model used by commercial printers). Both palettes are included in the program, though RGB is the default. Here's how to switch to CMYK.

  1. Choose Format > Area.

  2. In the Area window, click the Colors tab.

  3. Click Open.

  4. Select CMYK from the Color sample list.

  5. Click the Load Color List icon.

  6. In the config folder, select the cmyk.soc file and click Open.

  7. Assign CMYK colors to the document.

OpenOffice. org 1.0 Resource Kit
OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit
ISBN: 0131407457
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
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