Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. 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: Reversing Print Order.

Reversing Print Order

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 14, 2015)

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When printing your document, Word allows you to print it either forwards or backwards. This is helpful if you have a printer that deposits printed pages one on top of the other, right side up, as they are printed. This is typical with certain models of inkjet and laser printers. When the printing order is reversed, then the final document will be collated properly. To control the printing order, follow these steps:

  1. Display the Word Options dialog box. (In Word 2007 click the Office button and then click Word Options. In Word 2010 display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)
  2. Click Advanced at the left side of the dialog box.
  3. Scroll through the options until you see the Print section. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The advanced options of the Word Options dialog box.

  5. Make sure the Print Pages in Reverse Order check box is selected or cleared, depending on your desires.
  6. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (8878) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Reversing Print Order.

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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What is 6 - 1?

2017-05-14 18:17:49

Courtenay

my computer manually prints it from the last page to the first. If i do that it will mess up my order of what I'm doing. I have a booklet with 29 pages and i want my title page and table of contents to be back and front, but if my computer wont let me change it, they will be on separate pages. Help


2015-06-16 14:47:35

james

works perfect just wish Microsoft made it easier


2015-03-14 11:45:48

hal m

I reversed print order. I print large fiction files, so reversing page by page has been a chore. Let's hope it works.
Thanks


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