Nifty Printing Trick in Affinity Publisher

I’ve really wanted to show some examples of the cool stuff I can create in Affinity Publisher, but a lot of the things I’ve been doing are covered elsewhere on YouTube. I hate creating a “me too!” situation, so I’ve not said a lot about this amazing publishing tool. But now I discovered Affinity Publisher’s sweet printing options, in particular the inclusion of N-Up printing.

N-Up printing allows a user to pin up a number of copies of the same document on to a single sheet of paper. I typically need this when I’m creating a handout I only want to have use half a page of US letter paper. I created my layout on a 5.5 in x 8.5 in canvas, and then duplicate that single page so I can run it through my imposition software 1 and get my 2-Up sheet. This works fine, except when I have to make edits I end up having to do it twice. This can get tedious 2. It turns out that Affinity publisher allows me to get to a 2-Up export using just one page in my document. Check out the video below to see how this works.

  1. Cheap Imposter, which is very nice. 
  2. And would be tedious even if I created two of the same handout in the actual project.