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.

Printing Odd or Even Pages

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 7, 2015)

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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:

  1. Press Ctrl+P. Word displays the Print dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Print dialog box.

  3. Adjust the printing settings as desired.
  4. Using the Print drop-down list at the bottom of the dialog box, choose either Odd Pages or Even Pages, as desired. (Make sure you use the Print drop-down list, not the Print What drop-down list.)
  5. Click on OK. Your document is printed.

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.

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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2012-12-31 04:34:54

Frank Croon

The even/odd pages print command is not avaiable in my version Word 2010 in the drop down menu of the print settings where can I find it?


2012-04-17 05:07:18

MIKE mURPHY

Thank you for your informative reply. I don't have a problem with odd or even page printing with Word. It's the Excel 2007where this problem exist. I went through the properties for my printer (HP M132 MFP) which I have several in my office The other CPU's we use XP 2003 and never a problem. My latest CPU has Windows 2007 Proffessional & MS Office 2007 which has caused me to just about to loose my mind. It's like starting over again from scratch learning this new format.. I have been using computers since 1988 & bought every version of Windows since the beginning Including Vista, which I threw intothe garbage. Windows 2003 was & is still the best I found thus far.If I have to start over learning a new system like MS 2007 I may as well buy a MAC.


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