A Collection of Thoughts On a Musical Life
I want to get this information on the internet because I searched diligently for months looking for advice on just this topic. I frequently create the program booklet for performances, and I was afraid I was going to need to dust off my 2009 MacBook again just for my upcoming concert. I was just not finding apps that understood how to make a printable booklet.
Luckily, the app Create Booklet advertised just in time for me to discover it. This app does exactly what I need (I am receiving no compensation for saying this).
Here is how I made my latest program:
1. Enter all text and formatting into a Pages document (any word processor will work). Each page in Pages will be a booklet page, so the only consideration to make is that the text should be larger than normal.
2. Export the document to Create Booklet.
3. Print double-sided.
4. Fold the printed pages in half.
The first time you open Create Booklet, the app helps you create settings that work with the printer you have, so that booklet pages will be right-side-up. The app does cost a few dollars, but the amount is by no means prohibitive, and is money well spent!
I suggest making a black and white proof to check font sizes. I used 16pt in Pages for the body text of my program. I generally create the original at home, then copy it at a self-service copy shop. This saves my own ink, and gives me a receipt for reimbursement.
My poor MacBook may never be opened again.