You may be very familiar with printing music in this format, but if not, here are some ideas.
Bear in mind that the details may vary depending on the printer and software you are using.
All downloads are provided as a series of A4 pages.
If you only have an A4 printer, it is straightforward – print (possibly double-sided) and assemble the pages in some way, eg:
- Loose pages the player has to wrangle into whatever order they can.
- Fixed together with sticky tape or similar so as to make a practical layout for playing.
However, if you have an A3 printer (more widely available these days, and affordable), then more flexibility is available, particularly using Adobe Acrobat Reader – a popular and free-to-download app.
You don’t have to print out all pages at once, you can print out a range (eg 1-8 or 9-11 or 1,9-11).
The pages will automatically be organised so that when the printout is folded, it will form a neat booklet. This is best for the score, but may also be suitable for some parts in some compositions.
This involves more than one page of the file being printed onto each sheet of paper. This is best suited to the parts, but you need to look at how the these are laid out, so that page turns will not be inconvenient. The most common arrangement for a four-page part would be for pages 1 and 2 to be printed onto one side of an A3 sheet, and the other two pages on the reverse.
If the part has three pages and it is best to have the page turn between pages 1 and 2 (rather than between pages 2 and 3), print in Multiple Format but include the Title Page as the first page. Thus, when folded, the first page will be the title page, then inside will be pages 1 and 2, and page 3 will be on the back.