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Whether you are compiling a creative portfolio, a business pitch or a report, binding is a great way to present information in a fresh and professional format. Binding your documents can be a tricky undertaking when you are faced with both landscape and portrait style pages. While readers will still be required to manually turn the bound document 180 degrees to read some of the pages, you can bind documents in a format that makes this as simple as possible for your readers.
Count how many portrait pages are in your document. Count how many landscape pages are in your document.
Place the document in front of you and position it according to which page style has the most pages. For example, if your document has more portrait pages than landscape pages, place the document in portrait style in front of you. If your document has more landscape pages than portrait pages, place the document in landscape style in front of you.
Turn to the pages that will need to be turned sideways to be read from your document's portrait or landscape view. Make sure the bottom of the diagram or text on each page is facing outwards. This format will force your reader to turn the document around 180 degrees in a clockwise motion to view pages, a user-friendly format.
Turn your binding machine on.
Place a plastic cover on the front and back of your document.
Place your document in the binding machine. In landscape documents, the left-hand margin of the short edge will be entered into the binding machine. In portrait documents, the left-hand margin of the long edge will be entered into the binding machine.
Pull the lever on the binding machine to punch holes in your document.
Remove your document from the binding machine and insert each binding coil through each hole in your document.
Place your document in the binding machine and pull the lever to close the binding coils.
Rachel Miller is an online and print journalist, copywriter and editor with more than five years of experience. She has written content for numerous online and print publications, including Sony Music Australia's website, bandit.fm and "Paws" magazine, a publication of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Miller holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Queensland in Australia.