Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. 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: Printing Odd or Even Pages.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 7, 2015)
There may be many times that you need to print either odd or even pages in a print job. For instance, you may want to put your pages through the printer twice so you can print on both sides. (This is a viable approach if your printer doesn't automatically print on both sides of the paper.)
To specify whether you want to print odd or even pages, follow these steps if you are using Word 2007:
Figure 1. The Print dialog box.
If you are using Word 2010 the steps are a bit different. This is because Microsoft did away with the Print dialog box, instead merging the printing options into the File tab of the ribbon. When you press Ctrl+P (in the steps above), it is these options, on the File tab, that are displayed. For step 3 you click the first button under the Settings heading. This presents you with a list of things you can print. Note at the bottom of the list you see two options: Only Print Even Pages and Only Print Odd Pages. Select the desired setting, and then print as normal.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (10647) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing Odd or Even Pages.
Create Custom Apps with VBA! Discover how to extend the capabilities of Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access) with VBA programming, using it for writing macros, automating Office applications, and creating custom applications. Check out Mastering VBA for Office 2013 today!
When you print a document, does it come out of the printer in the order you need? Here's how to reverse the print order to ...Discover More
One way to use heading styles is to create a story outline. When it comes time to print the story, though, you may not want ...Discover More
Need to print on large pieces of paper? Word has a limit on the size of the paper it can use, but that might not be the only ...Discover More
FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."
Got a version of Word that uses the ribbon interface (Word 2007 or later)? This site is for you! If you use an earlier version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the menu interface.