How to Print Double Sided on Word (Front & Back)

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Do you often print jobs or personal documents using Microsoft Word? If so, how do you print documents on paper? Is one page printed on a single sheet of paper? So, leave that way and try to think efficiently in saving paper.

The reason is, printing one page on one sheet of paper is a form of waste, especially if you have to print tens or hundreds of pages. You can do the double-sided print method in Word, which is printing on both sides of a sheet of paper.

This method is proven to save paper usage. If you have to print 100 pages, this way you only need 50 sheets of paper. That way, you will save money while preserving nature.

Unfortunately, not everyone knows How to Print Double Sided on Word, and not all printers support it. However, there are some easy steps you can follow to print documents on both sides of any printer, including the EPSON L3310 printer.

Know Your Printer Features

Before printing a document on both sides, you should first find out whether the printer you are using supports duplex (two-sided) printing or not. There are several easy tricks to find out, namely:

Via Microsoft Word

An easy way to find out is to open Microsoft Word. Then, hit Print and look for a box indicating two-sided printing, such as Double-Sided, 2-Sided, or Duplex. Always check preferences or settings in the Print menu before you print documents.

Also Read: How to Insert Frame and Borders in Microsoft Word

See the manual

Check the printer specifications manually if you can’t find the duplex printing menu in Word. Your printer manual may provide information on whether the printer supports two-sided printing.

Check on the internet

If you still can’t find it, please search for information online regarding the specifications and features of your printer. The trick is to simply visit the official website of your printer manufacturer or just search on Google with the keywords for your printer series.

How to Print Double Sided on Word

Print Automatically

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If the printer used supports duplex printing, then you can immediately print documents back and forth. Some types of printers usually provide automatic settings that will print duplex documents without setting them manually.

To activate this feature, please place a checkmark on the “Double-sided Printing” menu at the bottom of your printer settings. That way, you no longer need to make adjustments every time you print a long document.

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However, if the automatic setting is not available, then you will have to set it manually. You may have to change the default setting to duplex printing every time you print a long document.

Print Manually

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If your printer does not support duplex printing, then you can still print two-sided documents manually. When duplexing manually, Microsoft Word will print each page on the first side of the sheet of paper, then you must turn the paper so that the next page can be printed on the other side of the paper. Here are the steps:

  1. Enter the Print dialog box under the Printer application.
  2. On the Print On Both Side menu, select Yes Flip Over.
  3. Scroll down and select “Manual Duplex”, then save your settings.
  4. Return to the document in Word. Print the document and Word will ask you to insert a page to print on the next side of the paper.

In addition to the above method, you can also print documents back and forth in another manual way. The method below is perfect for those of you who write documents with additional pages below or above it, such as theses, journals, papers, and others. Here are the steps:

  1. Open your document in Word
  2. Click “Print”
  3. Select the option “Print Odd-Numbered Pages” or menus with the same words.
  4. Click “OK” to print this page
  5. Load paper into the printer. You need to know, that manual duplex printing requires you to know the function of your paper feeder. Try a few samples of paper first to confirm the printer feed before you print odd pages
  6. Return to the document in Word. Select “Print Even Numbered Pages” and click “OK” to print the next page on the other side of the paper

The method of printing on two sides is easy, although for beginners this method is quite complicated. However, some printers or internet cafes use one of these three methods to quickly print customer documents.

Tips for Printing Duplex Documents

You can certainly imagine how long it will take if you have to print both sides manually, such as by pressing the Print button, then after one-page prints, then you have to immediately flip the paper and press the Print button again to print the next page.

So, if you plan to buy a new printer, choose a printer that already has a duplex feature. Some modern printers from well-known companies, such as HP, Epson, Brother, Canon, and Panasonic, are generally able to print documents duplex or two-sided.

However, to make sure whether the printer you are using supports duplex printing or not, just follow the steps above or read the specifications about your printer over the internet.

Also, check if your computer can connect to other printers that support duplex printing. If the computer can be connected to a copier or scanner, do it this way. Because both tools are able to print back and forth.

Printing on both sides of the paper is helpful for reducing paper waste and limiting paper usage.

You also know that the basic material for making paper comes from wood.

Now, by printing back and forth in Word, Weblogue would like to invite you all to help save paper usage. In addition, this method is also more effective and makes the document neatly bound.

Oh yeah, if you have a problem with red lines in Word, you can find out how to fix it through this article How to Remove Red Underline in Word 2020, 2016, 2010, 2007, 2003.


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