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Hi Vincent, I'm having a similar problem. My dilemma is that I've created a raffle ticket design and to save paper have tiled them 5 to an A4 sheet. Each ticket has a tear-off section and a stub, both of which need to have the same number on them. My question is, is there a way to flow numbers from say 0001-5000 so that each ticket has the same number twice and so on 5 times down the same page? For example page one: 0001 0001 0002 0002 0003 0003 0004 0004 0005 0005 For example page two: 0006 0006 ...

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    Default Re: How to print 3 small pages wide by 5 pages tall in one spread?

    Hi Vincent,

    I'm having a similar problem.

    My dilemma is that I've created a raffle ticket design and to save paper have tiled them 5 to an A4 sheet. Each ticket has a tear-off section and a stub, both of which need to have the same number on them.

    My question is, is there a way to flow numbers from say 0001-5000 so that each ticket has the same number twice and so on 5 times down the same page?

    For example page one:

    0001 0001
    0002 0002
    0003 0003
    0004 0004
    0005 0005

    For example page two:

    0006 0006
    0007 0007
    0008 0008
    0009 0009
    0010 0010

    And so on....until you reach 5000.

    I had success with one ticket per page, using auto page numbering and creating 5000 pages, but printing them is an issue as it would waste a hell of a lot of paper.

    This is why I was trying to get the text flow idea to work.

    Hope someone can help!

    Cheers,

    Kylie
    kylielindstrom@adobeforums.com Guest

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    You may want to look into buying prenumbered and preperfed tickets. We use them all the time. You have to make your ticket to their size, but it is much easier and they make various sizes. They are already perfed and numbered, usually 4 up to a sheet. All you'll have to do is imprint them with your info. I know BlanksUSA makes them. [url]www.blanksusa.com[/url]
    Susan_Sterner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How to print 3 small pages wide by 5 pages tall in one spread?

    Thanks Susan,

    I ended up using the trick to add digits 01-05 after each of the auto page number text boxes on the master sheet, then creating 400 pages in my doent. This produced the 2000 or so tickets I needed with unique numbers on them in the two places at once.

    I might try locating some blanks for the next time! Great idea, i didn't know they were available. Do you have trouble getting them to line up in the printer? We often have issues getting CD label designs to line up with the actual labels on our colour laser. This is even with the correct template from the label manufacturer!!!

    Thanks again & cheers,

    Kylie
    kylielindstrom@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How to print 3 small pages wide by 5 pages tall in one spread?

    Another way of approaching this could be to use the DataMerge facility in
    the PageMaker plug-in. You could make a database with as many fields as you
    want unique numbers on a page, and then use an autofill process to populate
    it with records containing consecutive numbers.

    k


    Ken_Grace@adobeforums.com Guest

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