Create a right-to-left folded booklet

This topic describes how to create a booklet with right-to-left text orientation, such as one written in Arabic or Hebrew, or in an East Asian language with vertical text.

The feature or some of the options described in this Help topic are only available if support for right-to-left (right-to-left: Refers to keyboard settings, document views, user interface objects, and the direction in which text is displayed. Arabic and Hebrew are right-to-left languages.) languages is enabled through Microsoft Office Language Settings.

 Note   When you create a booklet, it's best to start with a new, blank document so that you have better control over the placement of text, graphics, and other elements. You can add a book fold to an existing document, but you may have to reposition some elements once the book fold is in place.

  1. Start a new, blank document.
  2. On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Margins tab.
  3. In the Multiple pages list, select Reverse book fold.

If your document is not set to landscape orientation, Microsoft Word sets it to landscape.

  1. In the Inside and Outside boxes, type or select the amount of space you want for the inside and outside margins (margin: The blank space outside the printing area on a page.).

If you need even more space along the fold to accommodate binding, type or select the amount of space you want in the Gutter box.

  1. In the Sheets per booklet list, select the number of pages you want to include in a single booklet.

If the number of pages in the document exceeds the number of pages you select for a booklet, Word prints the document as multiple booklets.

  1. Select any other options you want in the Page Setup dialog box.
  2. Add text, graphics, headers or footers (header and footer: A header, which can consist of text or graphics, appears at the top of every page in a section. A footer appears at the bottom of every page. Headers and footers often contain page numbers, chapter titles, dates, and author names.), and other elements to your document as usual.
Applies to:
Word 2003