For this project I printed text on my signatures for a flat-back book. I created the format in Microsoft Word by going into page setup and selecting landscape and book fold. I wanted a book with 8 pages in a signature (4 folded pages) so I selected 16 pages for each booklet (because they are double sided). Then I made the margins bigger on three sides so I could deckle the edges latter.
You can make a small book using regular printer paper and cutting it in half. Because I wanted to make a bigger book, I had to cut paper down to 8 ½ by 11 so that the grain was going the short way.
The hardest part was printing the book. It took me a while to learn how to print on both sides of the paper. Most computers will give you instructions while you are printing, but I recommend doing a test print with a smaller signature first.