How to print A5 or Half Letter Size Planner Inserts

posted by Gerri on 3 May 20190 Comments
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How to print A5 or Half Letter Size Planner Inserts

A5 and half letter size planner inserts or pages are some of the most popular size among planner lovers. Planners in these sizes are not too small, not too bulky, and they are easy to carry around.

How to print A5 planner inserts?

When you purchase A5 or Half Letter Size Planner Pages or Inserts from here, you get different options to print those files.

For example, you have the option to print on actual size paper (A5 or Half Letter in this case), print on A4 size or Letter size paper with trim marks or print in booklet mode.

Make sure that you are using the correct file among the number of files you receive in the package.

Printing A5 Planner Inserts on Actual Size Paper

For example, the file with the shortest name with no “A4” or “Letter” is meant to be printed on actual and exact pre-cut A5 or half letter size paper. When you open this file, you will see the month or week spread out on left and right side of the file. Inner margins are wider in size so that you can use these for ring binders by punching the holes. Something similar to this:

A5 Actual Size Printing

A5 Actual Size Printing

In the printer settings dialog box, Print in 100% or “actual size” settings, check “Print on Both Sides” and select “Flip on long edge”.

A5 Actual Size Printing

Printer Dialog Settings

Printing A5 Planner Inserts on A4 or Letter Size Paper

If you used the files that include terms like “trim-marks” with A4 or Letter, that means you will be printing the files that come with trim marks. This is what the files look like. There are trim marks on the corners of the paper.

A5 printing with trim marks

A5 Planner Inserts with Trim Marks

You can cut along these trim marks to trim to size after printing.

A5 paper to cut along trim lines

A5 Planner Inserts with Trim Marks

For double sided printing on this option, select the following options from the printer dialog box:

In the printer settings dialog box, Print in 100% or “actual size” settings, check “Print on Both Sides” and select “Flip on long edge”.

A5 printing with trim lines

A5 Planner Inserts with Trim Marks

Notice the difference in the page size on top of page preview box? You can change the size of paper by clicking on Page Setup button and then changing the paper size from the drop down menu.

Change the paper size using page setup

Change Page Setup to Change the Paper Size

Printing A5 Planner Inserts in Booklet Mode

If you used the file that includes term like “booklet-format”, that means you will see two months or weeks spread out on one page, in landscape mode. These files have been specially designed to print in booklet mode.

Normally, A5 planner inserts can be printed on A4 size paper in booklet mode, and half letter size paper can be printed on letter size paper in booklet mode.

That is because A5 and half letter size papers are exact half in size of A4 and letter size paper respectively. That is why when you print in booklet mode, you end up saving lots of paper.

This is what the pages look like when you open the file:

A5 printing in booklet mode

A5 Planner Inserts printing in Booklet Mode

When you go through the file, the pages may look out of order ….

A5 printing in booklet mode

Do these pages look out of order?

… but after you are done printing them all, and put them together, you will see them sitting in the right order.

Here’s how to print A5 planner pages in booklet mode:

In the printer settings dialog box, Print in 100% or “actual size” settings, check “Print on Both Sides” and select “Flip on short edge”.

How to print A5 pages in booklet mode

How to print A5 pages in Booklet Mode

Once you have printed all the pages in booklet mode, using the settings shown above in the printer dialog box, simply pick up the pages in the order they were printed, and pile them from bottom to top. In case of Monthly Planner, July month with left and right spread should be on the top. After putting them together in order, simply cut along the line in the middle to punch holes. Or you can simply fold and staple in the middle.

This video shows step by step instructions on how to print in booklet mode:

I hope these instructions to print back to back (double sided) A5 or half letter size planner inserts were helpful. Please feel free to leave your feedback or comments in the comment section below.

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