How to Create Double Page Layout on Word


Word’s Multiple Pages option creates a double page layout by displaying the pages of your document next to each other instead of a single page at a time. Multiple Pages is one of the options in the View tab’s “Zoom” group. Activating the option automatically reduces the zoom level to accommodate the extra page on the screen. The double page layout is not only restricted to the computer screen. If you want to save paper or print a document -- such as a brochure -- that requires two pages per sheet, configure the settings in Word’s Print utility.

Activate Double Page Layout View

  • Open the Word document that you want to edit.

  • Select the "View" tab to display the available View menu options.

  • Click "Multiple Pages" in the Zoom group. The document automatically converts to the double page layout view.

Print Double Page Layout Documents

  • Open the Word document, and then click "File."

  • Select "Print" to display the Print screen, which has the program's print settings and displays a current print preview of the document.

  • Click the "1 Page Per Sheet" drop-down box in the Settings section, and then select "2 Pages Per Sheet." The print preview of the document automatically updates to the double page layout view.

  • Click the "Print" button to print your document.

Tips & Warnings

  • Information in this article applies to Microsoft Word 2013. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly with other versions of the program.

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