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: Booklet Printing in Word.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 30, 2016)
Printing booklets is a common task that many users want to accomplish. The best way to create a booklet depends on the version of Word you are using. Fortunately, Word includes built-in capabilities to print booklets. Follow these steps to set up your document as a booklet:
Figure 1. The Margins tab of the Page Setup dialog box.
When you print your document, you should choose to print two-sided if you have a printer that will automatically duplex. If not, you should choose the Manual Duplex check box in the Print dialog box, and then feed the pages through the printer twice.
If you prefer, you can also use a third-party program that produces booklets. A few programs suggested by WordTips readers include the following:
You may also be able to print booklets by using the capabilities of your printer. Some printers will handle booklet printing automatically. Refer to your printer manual or do some searching through the printer driver settings to find more information.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12728) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Booklet Printing in Word.
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