I have a little project which is about remaking some old piano exercises. The questions are below if someone wants to skip explanation but I though it would be a good idea to add it to clarify what I wish to achieve.
I have rewritten some piano exercises and now I need to group them together, such that I want three exercises to be visible simultaneously on a piano rack. Technically, it means they need to be in one spread.
The first idea was to make a mix of A4 and A3 pages. The layout would be like this:
|| A4 (front) A4 (back) || A3 (front) A3 (back) || A4 (front) A4 (back) || A3 (front) A3 (back) || ...
And then all A3 pages would be folded in half. This character
|| means a spine of a book. Unfortunately, I have no access to a A3 printer and will have to (1) bind two A4 pages on a spine and (2) attach the third A4 page to one of the edges. That would simulate a A3 page. This is what I am trying to have:
|| A4 A4 || A4 | A4 A4 | A4 || A4 A4 || A4 | A4 A4 | A4 || A4 A4 || A4 | A4 A4 | A4 || ...
|| means spine whereas
| means where two pages are folded.
I have a couple of questions on how to sort this layout semi-professionally :)
Firstly, what would be the size of two folded pages to avoid them sticking out of a book when folded / hidden. Also, I think I need to leave a little space between pages so pages should be even more narrower than a regular size of A4.
Secondly, I am going to use a packing tape to stick two A4 pages together. The problem I usually have is that the tape is quite rigid. Once pages are folded one way, it tends to stay this way. It's quite inconvenient to keep it flat on a piano rack. I was thinking to make creases to help with folding and unfolding. What would be the best way for making creases?