How to print a selected text or specific pages on both sides of the paper

Word 365
The printing of the selected text or specific pages in Microsoft Word on one side of the paper is easy. You need to open the Print view and select the right option and click the Print button. Printing on both sides for the printers with duplex mode requires you to know how the printer flips pages. Manual printing on both sides is a craft that you will need to master through careful experiments with your printer.

To print only selected text from the document, do the following:

   1.   Select text you want to print, then on the File tab, click Print or press Ctrl+P.

   2.   In the Print view, under Settings, select Print Selection from the drop-down list:

Print only selected text in Word 365

To print only some pages of the document, do the following:

   1.   On the File tab, click Print or press Ctrl+P.

   2.   In the Print view, under Settings, in the Pages text field, type the page numbers or page ranges separated by commas starting from the beginning of the document:

Print only some pages in Word 365

   3.   Do one of the foolwing:

If your printer support duplex printing: in the Print view, choose one of the Print on Both Sides options from the appropriate drop-down list:

Print on Both Sides in Word 365
  • Print on Both Sides: Flip pages on long edge (left edge for portrait, top edge for landscape) binding in portrait mode allows pages to be turned side-to-side like a book.
  • Print on Both Sides: Flip pages on short edge (top edge for portrait, left edge for landscape) binding allows the pages to be oriented correctly if they are flipped vertically, as in a notepad:
    Portrait Landscape
    Flip pages on long edge Flip pages on long edge in Portrait orientation Word 365 Flip pages on long edge in Landscape orientation Word 365
    Flip pages on short edge Flip pages on short edge in Portrait orientation Word 365 Flip pages on short edge in Landscape orientation Word 365

If your printer doesn’t support duplex printing:

  • Using the manual duplex printing:

    In the Print view, choose Manually Print on Both Sides from the appropriate drop-down list:

    Manually Print on Both Sides in Word 365

    Note: Before starting the manual printing on both sides, we recommend running a test to determine the correct way to reload the pages for the printer you’re using.

  • Using the printing of odd and even pages:

    In the Print view, under Settings, choose Only Print Odd Pages from the drop-down list:

    Only Print Odd Pages in Word 365

   4.   After the odd pages are printed, flip the stack of pages over, and then under Settings, choose Only Print Even Pages.

Note: To make sure that pages print in the correct order when printing odd or even pages, click File, Options, Advanced, and under Print, click either Print on front of the sheet for duplex printing or Print on back of the sheet for duplex printing.

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