Many planner inserts are in A5 size (148 x 210 mm / 5.8 x 8.3 in ). If you want to print your inserts in this size (or in half-letter size, according to the standard sizes of your country), these 3 tutorials will enable you to choose the most suitable solution.
All A5 and Half-letter items from the shop Un joyeux petit bazar include a file for direct size printing and a file with crop marks for printing on a larger paper size (A4 or US letter, for example). PDF files with several pages (calendars, agendas …) can also be printed on the same page, e.g. two A5 pages printed on an A4 page, and two half-letter pages printed on one letter page, which is also suitable for double-sided printing.
Depending on the settings of your printer, you will be required to use one of these files. I invite you to discover the different video tutorials.
As a reminder, the A5 size (148 x 210 mm / 5,8″ x 8,3″) corresponds to half the size of A4 paper (297 x 210 mm / 8,3″ x 11,7″). Half-letter size is equivalent to half the size of letter paper. Files must always be printed in actual size. If you want to do double-sided printing, find tips here: « Double sided printing ».
PRINT IN A5 OR HALF-LETTER SIZE DIRECTLY
If your printer can print several paper sizes, including A5 or Half-Letter size, you can use the files in the direct size (named « file-name » _ »size ».pdf). This option will require that your paper is already in A5 or half-letter size and that you set the printer as presented in the video below.
PRINT IN A5 OR HALF-LETTER SIZE ON A4 OR LETTER PAGE
If your printer only prints in A4 or US Letter size, you will need to use files (A5 or Half-letter ) with crop mark (called « file-name » _ »size »_crop-marks.pdf). Thus, you can print your file on A4 or US Letter paper, keeping the « actual size ». If you want to do double-sided printing, make sure the document is centered on the page. After printing, simply cut your pages following the crop marks.
PRINT 2 A5 PAGES ON A4 PAPER OR 2 HALF-LETTER PAGES ON LETTER PAPER SIZE
In this situation, use the files with 2 A5 pages on an A4 sheet (entitled « file-name » _A5-on-A4.pdf) or files with 2 half-letter pages on an Letter sheet (entitled « file-name » _Half-letter-on-Letter.pdf) . This version is only available for files with several pages per PDF. It is suitable for double-sided printing. You just have to cut your pages in half after printing and arrange them in the right order.
The instructions presented in these tutorials may differ depending on your PDF reader, the software version, your printer type, the feature and function, etc … but the basic principles remain the same. Do not hesitate to carry out tests beforehand. In this content, printing is done from Adobe Reader 11 on an inkjet printer.