Print the same A4 document twice on one piece of A4 paper

In certain circumstances it can be useful to print a short document more than once on the same piece of paper. For example, if you are freelance or run a small business and like economising on paper then you could print your invoices half size (A5) on half an A4 sheet instead of a whole one. In general, when companies print invoices they print one copy for the client and one for themselves. Below is a simple way to print two copies of a document on one page of A4 paper using Microsoft Office.

To print two of the same document on one A4 sheet :

Two A4 documents on one piece of A4 paper

With the Print window open, make sure that the “Pages per sheet” setting is set to “2 pages” and that the “Page range” value is “Pages: 1,1″

Microsoft Office 2007 Print Window

Once printed, simply cut the page in half. It’s a simple as that !

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5 Responses to “Print the same A4 document twice on one piece of A4 paper”
  1. livsdad says:

    Hi i am trying to do this but my print dialog box is different from the one shown.where this dialog box says pages: then a box,mine says pages from:1 to :1.my dialog box looks like a simpler version of the one shown with not as many options available.please help

  2. Sakthi Manoj R says:

    Hi,
    This Print page technique is enabled only for word / any other document except the PDF..Please, find a better solution for printing a same PDF document-twice-on-one-piece-of-a4-paper..?
    while printing the PDF document the default option is enabled in page range : / other options are disabled.

    Thanks In Advance..!!

  3. ali says:

    Dear Sir,

    Do we have to make the doucment in horizontal format ?

  4. Hi, thanks for the info but I should think this procedure does not work anymore due to updates from Microsoft as following the above leads to the page printing on one side only. The other side remains blank.
    If there is a new solution to this, kindly update. Thanks.

  5. Simon says:

    My Experience was that it only works if your PDF or whatever other document has more than one page to begin with, Otherwise the page selection is blanked out.
    Try duplicating your pdf first (or add some other second page), either by simply printing the PDF twice to a PDF printer or some other way.

    Then you can select 1,1 in the page print selection.

    In my case I did 1,1,1,1, and got my small pieces in quarters, as it says above.

    Thanks for this blog post BTW

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