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How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

Whether you want to create a booklet for an event or print out an ambitious book project, consider using the pre-built page settings for booklets that comes with Word. The Book Fold layout sets you up for printing your masterpiece automatically in the correct order, ready for folding and binding.

For best results, change the document layout before you start your writing project. That way there’s less clean-up work to do if tables or other objects in your document don’t fit quite right.

Create a booklet or book

Go to Layout and select the Page Setup dialog launch icon at the bottom-right corner.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

On the Margins tab, change the setting for Multiple pages to Book fold. The orientation automatically changes to Landscape.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

Tip: If you have a long document, you might want to split it into multiple booklets, which you can then bind into one book. Under Sheets per booklet, choose how many pages to print per booklet.

Select and increase the value of Gutter to reserve space on the inside fold for binding.

Go to the Paper tab and select the Paper size. The final size of the booklet is one half width of the paper size.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

Tip: You can add many embellishments to your booklet’s appearance. For example, to add borders to every page, on the Layout tab of the Page Setup window, click Borders.

Click OK. If your document already has content, the text is formatted automatically, but you might need to adjust objects like images and tables manually.

Print settings for booklets

When you print the booklet, check the print settings to make sure you print on both sides of the paper and flip the papers correctly for the printing to work as intended.

Go to File > Print.

If your printer supports automatic printing on both sides, change Print One Sidedto Print on Both Sides. Choose the option Flip pages on short edge to avoid printing the second side of each sheet upside down.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

If your printer doesn’t support automatic printing on both sides, select Manually Print on Both Sides, and feed the pages back to the printer when prompted. To avoid pages from printing upside down, flip the sheets on the short edge of the paper according to your printer’s instructions.

Tip: For a professional touch, consider adding page numbers in the header or the footer. For more info, see Add page numbers.

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Create a booklet or book

Go to Layout > Margins > Custom Margins.

Change the setting for Multiple pages to Book fold. The orientation automatically changes to Landscape.

Tip: If you have a long document, you might want to split it into multiple booklets, which you can then bind into one book. Under Sheets per booklet, choose how many pages to print per booklet.

To reserve space on the inside fold for binding, increase the width of the Gutter.

You can add many embellishments to your booklet’s appearance. For example, to add borders to every page, on the Layout tab of the Custom Margins window, select Borders.

If your document already has content, the text is formatted automatically, but you might need to adjust objects like images and tables manually.

Go to File > Page Setup and check the paper size. Keep in mind that the final size of the booklet is one half of the paper size. Make sure your printer is stocked with paper of the right size.

Print settings for booklets

When you print the booklet, check the print settings to make sure you print on both sides of the paper and flip the papers correctly for the printing to work as intended. If your printer supports automatic printing on both sides, follow these steps.

Click File > Print.

Under Two-sided, select Booklet.

Tip: For a professional touch, consider adding page numbers in the header or the footer. For more info, see Add page numbers.

Note: If your printer doesn’t support automatic printing on both sides, you’ll need to print each page manually.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

A couple of years ago, I was tasked with revising the rulebook for students at a local high school. I had two choices, Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word. Knowing I would be collaborating with fellow colleagues on the project, Microsoft Word turned out to be the best choice; since everybody had it installed. Microsoft Word is primarily known for its word processing features, but it has some surprisingly decent desktop publishing functions too. You can create flyers, newsletters and of course, booklets. In this article, we show you how to prepare one using the latest version, Microsoft Word 2016.

Prepare a Document as a Booklet in Microsoft Word 2016

Before you can start entering content into your booklet, you need to set up Microsoft Word first. Click the Layout tab then click the Page formatting options button. This will bring up the Page Setup modal dialog.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

Click in the Multiple pages list box then select Book fold; you will notice your options have changed.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

A preview of what a booklet will look like is generated. You can make further adjustments for the Gutter, which is a fancy name for the margins within the middle of the page. You can decide how close to the center you want the text to be.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

If you enable the ruler View tab > Ruler, within the show group, you can then manually adjust it to your satisfaction. After setting up the page, proceed to enter your text and graphics.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

When you are done, you can preview what your booklet looks like and make appropriate adjustments for printing. To do that, click File > Print. You will get a visual idea of what your booklet looks like, if you want to make further adjustments, just click the Back button then make your changes.

When you are ready to print the document, click in the Pages list box under Settings and select Manually Print on Both Sides. If you have a printer with duplex support (print on both sides), just click Print, and it should take care of it automatically.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

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How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

Whether you are working on a school project or creating advertising materials, a decent booklet can come in handy and inspire the wow factor with the un-groovy! Using Microsoft Word 2010, you can create professional looking booklets and print them out yourself (assuming you have a decent printer) with just a few simple clicks. It’s that simple.

Honestly, the only real work is coming up with the content as Word will automatically print each page in the correct order with proper placement on the paper. Before you get booklet fever and go on a creative spree, first we need to set up the page layout. Using booklet mode, Word 2010 will essentially shrink each page like it’s folded in half. We’ll talk more about the layout in step 3 below. Let’s get started!

How-To Create Booklets Using Microsoft Word 2010

1. Click File, then Print and at the bottom of the list Click Page Setup.

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2. In the Page Setup window, Click the Margins tab. Then under Multiple pages Select Book fold from the drop menu. Under Sheets either Select All or the exact amount of pages, you plan on having. Be sure to set the gutter to Set the Gutter to a small margin. The gutter determines the space between your page content and the fold in the middle of the paper where you would typically bind pages together.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

3. Create your booklet content, but keep in mind that content is going to print differently than a regular document. Page 1 and 4 will be printed on the same side, as Page 2 and 3 will be on the opposite side. Each page size shrinks to the scale of half a regular page in landscape mode. The image below should help illustrate.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

4. When you are ready to print Click File then Print and change the printing preference to the correct setting for your printer. If your printer can automatically re-feed itself printed documents, then use one of the Print on Both Sides settings, but if your printer requires you to manually re-insert your paper Select Manually Print on Both Sides.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

Now you can continue adding pages and design your booklet to be as large as you like! Don’t forget that the larger you make your booklet, the larger you’ll need to make the Gutter so page content doesn’t get lost in the cracks when you bind them together.

How to create printable booklets in microsoft word

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