Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Multiple Pages Per Sheet.

Multiple Pages Per Sheet

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 19, 2015)

Word includes a nifty feature that allows you to print multiple pages on a single sheet of paper. For instance, you can take two pages of your document and print them on a single side of a piece of paper. Word allows you to print 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, or 16 actual pages per printed page. This can save quite a bit of paper, but it can make reading the output more difficult.

To control this setting, follow these steps:

  1. Load the document you want to print.
  2. Press Ctrl+P. Word displays the File tab of the ribbon with the print options visible.
  3. Use the final drop-down list at the bottom of the print options. (It should read "1 page per sheet" before you make your changes.) Click on the drop-down list to specify how many pages should be combined on each printed page.
  4. Specify any other printing options, as desired.
  5. Click on OK to print your document.

If you are using Word 2007 you should follow these steps, instead:

  1. Load the document you want to print.
  2. Press Ctrl+P. Word displays the Print dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Print dialog box.

  4. Use the Pages Per Sheet drop-down list (lower-right corner) to specify how many pages should be combined on each printed page.
  5. Specify any other printing options, as desired.
  6. Click on OK to print your document.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (6059) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Multiple Pages Per Sheet.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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