How do I set pages in the right order for a perfect bound book in Indesign?


2 documents.

1st is the front and back covers.

2nd document is the 56 pages of the booklet I want to create.

I would like to print these pages and perfectly bind the book by hand. Is there a way to set the pages in the correct order in Indesign? I have been told that I would need to create signatures and that these will go inside the book. How do I tell Indesign to make these signatures in the correct order?

from what I have read here: How do I print my book using Indesign cs6 and have the pages come out in the right order?

This person is trying to do the same and 2-up Perfect Bound does not work.

4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

Perfect (sometimes called double-fan) binding does not require signatures, but rather creates a text block for the book from single, unfolded pages. It is a process for applying glue to the binding edges of loose pages to join them with glue only. I am worried that you might be confusing perfect binding with another type of binding.

To print sheets for a perfect binding, create page spreads when you setup the InDesign document, and format normally. When you print, let InDesign know to setup for a 2-sided print job. If you have issues with getting InDesign to print, just export the .idd as a high quality .pdf of single sheets, and print as a 2-sided document.

4/9/2016 6:04:00 PM