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    Word document -> book -> journal??? HELP - more questions

    Hey,

    Basically i have this word document that i have been making, and i want to give it to someone. but don;t just want it to be a bunch of pages on white paper, straight from the printer.

    Was wondering if any compants like took in a word document and would turn it into a nice book, or like leather backed journal type thing.

    I know it may not make loads of sense right now but if anyone has any ideas it would help.

    Thanks

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    Take it to a local printer and they will do it but it wont be cheap, I had a manual printed up that was only available as a PDF a while ago, it was 150 pages and just spiral binding and that cost me £65 + VAT. If it is a special gift then it may be worth shopping round but be prepared!

    And this might also work out cost effective?

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    Many printing companies can handle Word files. When you find the one you want to use, ask whether they want it in RTF format (rich text). All you have to do is resave the document under another name, picking RTF as the file type and Word will do the rest. You lose very little formatting information, and that which you do lose is usually around more advanced formatting options.

    Original Poster

    Yeh its like for a gift so was hoping i could get someone to do some kind of nice manual or something. Thanks for the ideas.
    Rep given!
    Binding one myself may be a bit of a problem, but i may try once.

    Any more ideas.

    Original Poster

    Hey i do kinda like the idea of making one myself, but where would i get some nice paper from that could go in the book/journal???
    Just don't want it to be on plain white printer paper?

    glenncraneuk;5395454

    Hey i do kinda like the idea of making one myself, but where would i get … Hey i do kinda like the idea of making one myself, but where would i get some nice paper from that could go in the book/journal???Just don't want it to be on plain white printer paper?



    Again, if you go to a print shop or office suppliers they keep all kinds of colours and qualities...
    Just a thought, you can buy scrap books with nice folder type covers and loops for the pages inside, if you are that way inclined, print i out in shaped boxes and paste it into a scrap book and then add relevant designs, pictures, etc to enhance the whole thing. More time consuming but as long as not too many pages would make a more personal gift...:thumbsup:

    If you're just looking for spiral binding I got my dissertation done for a fiver at a print store. They do other covers too so might be worth enquiring there.

    Ouch. Was it the PDF format that made it so pricey?

    mosskeeto;5385419

    Take it to a local printer and they will do it but it wont be cheap, I … Take it to a local printer and they will do it but it wont be cheap, I had a manual printed up that was only available as a PDF a while ago, it was 150 pages and just spiral binding and that cost me £65 + VAT. If it is a special gift then it may be worth shopping round but be prepared!

    torapoole;5401151

    Ouch. Was it the PDF format that made it so pricey?



    They actually asked for PDF! I asked if they could do it cheaper and the smartass offered to leave some pages out!

    Original Poster

    mosskeeto;5400868

    Again, if you go to a print shop or office suppliers they keep all kinds … Again, if you go to a print shop or office suppliers they keep all kinds of colours and qualities...Just a thought, you can buy scrap books with nice folder type covers and loops for the pages inside, if you are that way inclined, print i out in shaped boxes and paste it into a scrap book and then add relevant designs, pictures, etc to enhance the whole thing. More time consuming but as long as not too many pages would make a more personal gift...:thumbsup:



    Hmm good idea :thumbsup:

    Well got some great ideas now.....thanks sooo much!
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