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I don't remember where I first saw this, but it's a useful trick for making a small note-book from a single piece of paper, maybe for recording revision notes on.
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Step 1: You need

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Step 2: Making the basic book.

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I tried writing out the instructions about five times, and they were knotted every time.

Watch the video instead...

Step 3: Extending the concept.

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As long as you fold the paper in half lengthwise, and then into an even number of sections the other way.  For instance, the shape above would make a sixteen page booklet.
aman1113 years ago
thank you! that was helpful!
I know I saw this before... They called these things by a certain name... Ah yes! Basically, you fold it in half, cut it halfway through in the middle, then you fold it like... Yeah I agree the instructions are gonna get rotten if you were to put it in words...
pheenix423 years ago
Oh, wow...we did things like this in my printing school imposition class!
Definitely a winner in my book! =D
Uncle Kudzu3 years ago
Nice combination of traditional instructable and video. The video is short and to the point - very effective.

Now, off to make a booklet!
Kiteman (author)  Uncle Kudzu3 years ago
Thank you!
Aegian24243 years ago
I don't get it.... why make a booklet out of an A4 paper with 16 pages, while you can make a booklet that is the same dimension as this one, also out of A4 paper, but with 32 pages...
Kiteman (author)  Aegian24243 years ago
The pages don't fall out of this one, and the content can be printed on a single side.

If you're desperate for 32 pages, though, just turn this one inside out when you need to...
Brockley3 years ago
I remember making something like this back in kindergarten! Thanks for bringing back great memories :D
Kryptonite3 years ago
Ingenius! This appears to have been covered by xgenisen but the video adds another level of clarity, and should bring in a few more views for Instructables from Youtube!
Kiteman (author)  Kryptonite3 years ago
I hadn't seen xgenisen's version, but it illustrates the reason I went for a video - he needed seven steps, I needed 63 seconds including captions.
In reality, it could be done with one step, but depending on how drawn-out you want your 'ible to be the more concise / longwinded the product will turn out. For example, my most recent took a step to fold a piece of paper in half. Excessive? Yes, but for such a short 'ible it wasn't too detrimental. (I hope...!)
iceng3 years ago
Very good, pocket-note-booklet.
Saw this and your purple face first thing this morning after Prince Valiant.

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