BookLightning
BookLightning
1.7.4

4.6

BookLightning free download for Mac

BookLightning

1.7.4
27 November 2013

Create booklets at home.

Overview

With BookLightning, you can easily create booklets on your printer, just create a PDF document and drop it onto the BookLighting icon. Print the resulting booklet PDF, which BookLightning typically creates in less than a second, fold the pages and staple. Done.

All you need to do is set up your original document at exactly the size you want for the booklet, which will be 1/2 the size of the paper you are printing on as the pages get folded in half.

For the frequent booklet-maker, BookLightning even includes a convenient direct-print feature that lets you print booklets (via BookLightning) straight from the print panel of your application.

What's new in BookLightning

Version 1.7.4:
  • Bug fixes

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4 BookLightning Reviews

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rhudhy
11 December 2007

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49 bucks?! For what? http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/21068/create-booklet-pdf-service - nice little addition that makes book-printing a breeze FOR FREE :-)
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Version 1.7
rhudhy
11 December 2007
49 bucks?! For what? http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/21068/create-booklet-pdf-service - nice little addition that makes book-printing a breeze FOR FREE :-)
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Version 1.7
Anonymous
06 December 2004
nifty! works as advertised, haven't had any problems with Panther and PDF Services. a suggestion, however: at present, "Print Book" is not as useful as it might be. this is because when BookLightning sends output to a printer and the output is larger than the printer's print area, BookLightning apparently tells the printer to crop the output. a more appropriate choice would be to tell the printer to scale the output; when i save BookLightning's output and print it manually, this works great.
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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
Anonymous
06 December 2004
a followup suggestion - a similar program, CocoaBooklet, has the option of limiting the size of the booklet produced. for example, if you're printing a 200-page document and you ask CocoaBooklet to limit the booklet size to 100 pages, you get two separate PDF files, one containing pages 1-100 and the second containing pages 101-200. this sort of functionality could also address the request about creating 16-page bundles for hand binding. finally, i would appreciate the ability to set an internal gutter margin, to make space for binding.
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
03 July 2003
Great program! Had a problem when using the PDF Services "Print Booklet" option -- it shifted the margins significantly (printing from Microsoft Word v.x to Epson Stylus 740). One feature request: for those of us intrested in hand-binding books, producing signatures of 16 pages (or some other multiple of four) to be sewn together would be a great help. BookLightning can do that now, but only if you tell your the application you're printing from to print pages 1-16, then go back and print pages 17-32, and so on. All in all a great program, and I'm glad I found it!
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
28 May 2003
A great utility! As soon as I found it, I downloaded it. As soon as I downloaded it, I tried it. And, as soon as I tried it, I paid for a license. I've been looking for a replacement for ClickBook, which doesn't appear to be upgraded for Mac OS X. BookLightning meets all my needs for printing booklets.
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Version 1.0