How to Print a Word Document Backwards

By Caroline Jackson

Using a printer that prints pages right-side up can make collating documents time-consuming. Instead of sorting and shuffling a document's pages to put them in correct order by hand, you can use Microsoft Office Word to print the pages backwards. By printing in reverse order, your pages will come out in the correct order, so you can move on to other tasks.

Microsoft Office Word 2007: Method One

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word. Load the document you'd like to print.

Step 2

Click the "Microsoft Office" button in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Step 3

Place your mouse pointer over "Print." The "Preview and Print the Document" menu will automatically load.

Step 4

Click "Print" on the "Preview and Print the Document" menu. The "Print" dialog box will open.

Step 5

Click the "Properties" button. Click the "Layout" tab and find the "Page Order" section.

Step 6

Click "Back to Front" in the "Page Order" box.

Step 7

Click "OK" to close the "Properties" window.

Step 8

Click "OK" to print your document.

Microsoft Office Word 2007: Method Two

Step 1

Open your Word document.

Step 2

Click the "Microsoft Office" button.

Step 3

Click "Word Options."

Step 4

Click the "Advanced" tab in the left panel. Scroll down until you find the "Print" section in the right-side panel.

Step 5

Click "Print Pages in Reverse Order." Click "OK" to close the "Word Options" window.

Step 6

Type "Ctrl" plus "P" to open the "Print" dialog box.

Step 7

Click "OK" to print your document.

Microsoft Office Word 2010

Step 1

Open your document.

Step 2

Click the "File" tab.

Step 3

Click "Print." The "Printer" section should list the name of your printer.

Step 4

Click "Printer Properties" beneath the name of your printer.

Step 5

Click "Layout" and find the "Page Order" section.

Step 6

Click "Back to Front."

Step 7

Click "OK."

Step 8

Click the "Print" button to print your document.