After much trial and error, I have come up with this method of printing a service or sermon text to be put in a small binder for use in worsip, using free and open source software. And I thought it was worth sharing with you.
First you will need to download the LibreOffice office suite; a version 5.0 has just been released but I use 22.214.171.124, so I’m just hoping there’s not much of an apparent difference.
Also, ideally the Linux Libertine Graphite type face. (That typeface is free to use and share, and has features that I will describe later.)
You will also need a half sized binder (like this one) and page protectors.
The trick is composing half-sized pages and then letting the office suite compose those pages on to full size pieces of paper.
Here’s the trick: check “Use only paper size from paper preferences.”
Then change the layout to print two pages side by side. Extra points to those who can figure out how to print a booklet or brochure, in which case a saddle stapler is a help.
Then print, fold, slip into the protectors and then into the binder.
I would appreciate feedback if you use either source.