Print Auction Catalog Booklet

January 2023: the current dashboard release has new graphics and some interface changes. Many screenshots still reflect the older release and will be updated shortly.

To produce an Auction Catalog booklet: you must first adjust some catalog settings; download the PDF; and, then print the PDF as a booklet. See the detailed instructions below.

Adjust Catalog Settings

To produce a Booklet for your Auction Catalog, there are settings that need to be changed.

Set page size to statement

On the Options tab, in the Page section, set the Page size to Statement (5.5x8.5).

In this format, each page of your Auction Catalog will take up half a normal letter-sized page.


Set no item images

If you are using this smaller format, you may want to disable images in the catalog by going under Item Information and setting Include item images to No. This may also help reduce printing costs by keeping the catalog smaller and managing the number of images printed.


Allow items to span pages

If you have items with longer descriptions being included, you will want to make sure that the Allow items to span multiple pages option is set to Yes. Without this feature enabled, it is possible to end up with a large amount of white space at the bottom of some pages.


Download The PDF

Download (and save) the PDF.


Open the PDF.

Below, the Auction Catalog PDF is displayed in side-by-side mode (click View->Page Display->Two page scrolling).


Click File->Properties and confirm the PDF page size is 5.5" X 8.5".


Click File->Print.

The default print settings will put a single PDF page per sheet of paper, but to produce a booklet you need to use the Booklet option. Under Page Size & Handling, click Booklet.


The default settings should produce a normal booklet consisting of two PDF pages printed per sheet of paper.

Duplex printing

If you are using a duplex printer, the default Both Sides setting will print in full duplex mode.


Single side printing

If your printer can't print the Booklet in full duplex mode, or if you prefer to produce the front and back on individual pages, then you need to change the Booklet subset setting.

From the Booklet subset menu, select the drop-down Front side only option and print the file. Repeat this process and print the file using the Back side only option.


Reviewed: February 2023