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Making double-sided documents


Say, you are working on a Flare project which requires that the chapters in your PDF output start on the right-hand (odd-numbered) pages. The logical thing to do is import empty pages. However, that method is wrong.

Think about it: when you’ll add chapters or translate the document, you’ll end up with a lay-out that doesn’t correspond with what you wanted in the first place.

The solution is simple: make use of your styles and alter your CSS accordingly.


First make sure that you have pages with right and left page type in the Page Layout editor. If not: just add them by clicking the right-mouse button on one of the Page Layout pages. Then add left and right pages.

To make chapters start on odd-numbered pages in Flare, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the TOC editor.
  2. Right-click on the chapter that you want to see start on the right page.
  3. Open Properties>Printed Output.
  4. Set the Page Layout and Page Type accordingly as you wish.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Open your preferred target.
  7. Open the Advanced tab.
  8. Select the ‘Inject empty pages as needed to ensure TOC nodes start on their selected pages’ checkbox.
  9. Click OK.

When your output has been build, the pages will act as you wish them to act.

flare/making_chapters_start_on_the_right_page.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/30 13:16 (external edit)