Make a Pocket-sized Booklet.

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Introduction: Make a Pocket-sized Booklet.

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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.

Step 1: You Need

Step 2: Making the Basic Book.

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

Watch the video instead...




Step 3: Extending the Concept.


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.

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    1979majik1979
    1979majik1979

    Question 2 months ago

    But... How do you make the setup on Word with my pictures so all I have to do is print, fold, cut, refold? Also due to needing multiple printouts.

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 2 months ago

    If you make a rough version by hand and write something on each page, then unfold it, you'll be able to see how to lay out a printable document to match your needs.

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    aman111
    aman111

    9 years ago on Step 2

    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...

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    pheenix42
    pheenix42

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, wow...we did things like this in my printing school imposition class!
    Definitely a winner in my book! =D

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    Uncle Kudzu
    Uncle Kudzu

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Nice combination of traditional instructable and video. The video is short and to the point - very effective.

    Now, off to make a booklet!

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    Aegian2424
    Aegian2424

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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...

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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...

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    Brockley
    Brockley

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I remember making something like this back in kindergarten! Thanks for bringing back great memories :D

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    Kryptonite
    Kryptonite

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Kryptonite
    Kryptonite

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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...!)

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    iceng
    iceng

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Very good, pocket-note-booklet.
    Saw this and your purple face first thing this morning after Prince Valiant.

    I have some task remembering most recent num subscript of you for my
    Avatar collection.

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