How to set up documents for printing and binding:
Size of a binding / guttering edge when setting up documents for printing and binding:
The binding edge is also known as the gutter size or margin size when selecting the page format, a gutter is the spces on a form between 2 pages or the blank space between columns of type.
Sides should be between 0.5 - 0.75inch from the edge to prevent writing to be part of the binding.
Formatting your document for printing correctly using Word and Libre office
Setting gutter margins (also know as binding margins), is crucial before binding a printed or other documented.
Set up for printing and binding in Word:
On the ribbon with page layout area, select “Margins”
Select “Custom margins”
In the “Multiple pages” select “Normal”. Gutter options are not available when the book field or mirror margins is chosen
Gutter width between 0. - .75inch
In Gutter postion select “top” of “left”
Click “Ok” once complete
PS Mirroring is only used where the single page sheet style is used
Set up margins for guttering in Libre Office
In the main ribbon menu, select “Format”
Then select “Page” from the drop down menu
Set the margins as required and click “OK”
Always do a trial run with a single sheet of paper once the margins are set up, before printing and binding.