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    unsolved problem in printing (word 2003/2007)

    I have a document which has A5 size in portrait position. I want to print this document as two columns on an A4 paper which is in landscape position. I mean I want to print two copies of my A5 document on an A4 paper. How can I do it?

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    Re: unsolved problem in printing (word 2003/2007)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    I gather that you want to print two identical copies on a single sheet of A4 paper.
    I don't think there is a really easy solution, but perhaps someone else will come up with a better suggestion.

    - Select File | Page Setup...
    - Set paper size to A4 and orientation to Landscape, then click OK.
    - Select Format | Columns...
    - Set the number of columns to 2, make sure that it will be applied to the entire document, then click OK.
    - Press Ctrl+A to select the entire document, then Ctrl+C to copy.
    - Press Ctrl+End to go to the end of the document, then Ctrl+Shift+Enter to insert a column break.
    - Press Ctrl+V to paste the text you copied earlier.
    - Print the document.
    - If you want to preserve the document as it was originally, either close the modified version without saving it, or use File | Save As... to save it under another name.

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    Re: unsolved problem in printing (word 2003/2007)

    Hi seyyardahi,

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Hans' solution will give you a document with snaking columns, wherein the 'duplicate' is printed after the original. If that's what you're after, fine, but you could get the same printout by printing the document twice after formatting it as two columns, without the copy/paste and column break steps.

    If you want to print two identical copies spanning multiple sheets of A4 paper, side by side, then:
    - Select the whole document
    - Cut (Ctrl-C)
    - Insert a single-cell table. This should occupy the full width of the printable area.
    - Select File | Page Setup...
    - Set paper size to A4 and orientation to Landscape, then click OK.
    - Swap your top & bottom page margins with the left & right page margins.
    - Add 2 Columns to the table
    - Format the middle column to have the same width as the sum of your your left & right page margin widths.
    - Paste the clipboard's contents into the left-hand table cell (Ctrl-V), and delete the final paragraph marker in this cell
    - Select the whole of this cell, except for the end-of-cell marker and bookmark it
    - Add a cross-reference to the bookmark in the right-hand cell
    - Format the cell borders so that they're hidden, if necessary
    - Format the paragraph mark following the table as hidden - preferably with no leading/trailing space
    - Repeat the above process for any headers & footers, but using 3-column tables formatted to the same cell widths as the table in the body of the document
    - Print the document.
    - If you want to preserve the document as it was originally, either close the modified version without saving it, or use File | Save As... to save it under another name.

    The bookmarking & cross-referencing approach should preserve any automatically-updating fields (eg TOCs, paragraph numbers, etc), rather than causing them to update. It also means you can edit just the left-hand column and the right-hand one will update upon a print preview or printing.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    Re: unsolved problem in printing (word 2003/2007)

    I interpret this question differently to Hans' interpretation.

    I suspect you are trying to print your document as a booklet whereby you could then fold the paper to make a booklet that is doublesided with two pages of content on each side of A4 paper.

    This can be easy or complicated, depending on what you really want done in terms of how the page order appears on the print. If you do a search for 'booklet printing' on this forum you should find a wealth of information where this topic has been explored.

    This link might be most applicable to the document you have already created http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...etPrinting.htm
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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