How to Print Double Sided on Mac Word

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Printing double-sided on Mac Word is a convenient way to save paper and create professional-looking documents. With just a few simple steps, you can easily print on both sides of the paper without the need to manually flip each page. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of printing double-sided on Mac Word.

Step 1: Open your document in Mac Word

To begin, open the document you wish to print double-sided in Mac Word. You can either create a new document or open an existing one by navigating to File > Open or using the keyboard shortcut Command + O.

Step 2: Access the Print settings

Once your document is open, click on File in the menu bar at the top of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select Print or use the keyboard shortcut Command + P. This will open up the Print dialog box.

Step 3: Set up your printer for double-sided printing

In the Print dialog box, locate and click on the “Show Details” button to reveal additional printing options.

Note: The appearance and layout of this dialog box may vary depending on your version of Mac Word.

Next, find and select your printer from the Printer drop-down menu. Then, click on Copies & Pages or Paper Handling (depending on your version) to access advanced printing options.

For older versions of Mac Word:

  1. Select Layout from the drop-down menu.
  2. Checkmark Two-Sided.
  3. Select Long-Edge Binding or Short-Edge Binding, depending on how you want your pages to be flipped when printed double-sided.

For newer versions of Mac Word:

  1. Select Layout from the drop-down menu.
  2. Under Two-Sided, select Long-Edge Binding or Short-Edge Binding.

These options determine how the pages will be flipped and bound together when printed double-sided.

Step 4: Preview and adjust your double-sided printing settings (optional)

If you want to preview how your document will look when printed double-sided, click on the Preview button in the Print dialog box. This will allow you to make any necessary adjustments before printing.

Note: The Preview feature may not be available in all versions of Mac Word.

Step 5: Print your document double-sided

Once you are satisfied with your double-sided printing settings, click on the Print button in the Print dialog box. Your document will now be sent to the printer with the specified double-sided printing options.

Note: Make sure you have enough blank paper loaded in your printer’s paper tray before initiating the print job.

Congratulations! You have successfully printed your document double-sided using Mac Word. By utilizing this feature, you can save paper and create professional-looking documents effortlessly.

Tips for troubleshooting:

  • If your printer does not support automatic double-sided printing, you may need to manually flip each page and reinsert it into the printer to print on both sides.
  • If your document contains different page orientations (e.g., some pages are landscape while others are portrait), check if your printer supports automatic duplexing for mixed orientations. If not, consider adjusting your page orientations or manually printing them separately.
  • If you encounter any issues or error messages while attempting to print double-sided, refer to your printer’s manual or contact the manufacturer for further assistance.

With these simple steps, you can effortlessly print double-sided on Mac Word, saving both paper and time. Now go ahead and give it a try!

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