Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How to Print Filofax Inserts on Mac

I get a lot of questions on how I print my inserts for my planner, so I thought I would show you all how I do it. I have also used this method to print printables that weren't resized and some have worked perfectly while others were a bit skewed, and sometimes the lines were just too tiny to go from A5 to pocket! Anyways, I have been a Mac user for years and have no clue about windows! If you are on Windows, Philofaxy has an excellent tutorial for that here.

Printing Instructions for Mac:

Step 1:  Cut paper to size first (I find this makes everything so much easier!)
Step 2: If you are using Adobe Reader this screen will show then click on "page setup" (if using Preview go to step 5)
adobe print - click on page setup

Step 3: This screen will pop up click on paper size

Step 4: Create a custom paper size by clicking on "Manage Custom Sizes" (unless you have an A5, there should be one set there already)

Step 5: From here Preview and Adobe will be the same; this screen will show just click the "+" sign and label the size as a5, personal, a6, or pocket

from preview

click + sign to add a new size

 Step 6: Use these measurements below to input the dimensions in paper size width and height; and make sure the non-printable area are all "0 in"

A5 - 5.83″ x 8.27″
Personal - 3.74″ x 6.73″
A6 -  4.13" x 5.83"
Pocket – 3.19″ x 4.72″

A5 - 148mm x 210mm
Personal - 95mm x 171mm
A6 - 105mm x 148mm
Pocket – 81mm x 120mm

Step 7: Be sure to print "scale to fit"

Step 8: Print x amount of copies of first page (or odd pages first if printing more)

Step 9: Flip and put upright back into printer

Step 10: Print x amount of copies of 2nd page (or even pages)

& that's it! Hope this helped you out! Thanks for reading!!


Anita Lim said...

Thanks for your instructions! I've always found printing for Filofax so tricky, & in the past have wasted lots of time, paper, ink & then run out of patience. I've had a Mac for a while now & haven't even attempted it, so thanks for these :)

Nellie said...

Thanks for this! I wrote the instructions you linked to for Windows, but now I have a Mac, so this post is really useful :)

Bellas Shelf said...

Do you have instructions for a PC? Thank you very much

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

I've been needing to learn to print double-sided. Thanks for this, can't wait to give it a try!

Teri said...

I have a pc and want to print the personal on letter size...instructions? LOVE, LOVE the insert!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Will this work for Kikki-K's personal planner?

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