How to Print Double Sided on Mac Monterey Big Sur, Catalina: Notes, PDF, Word & etc..

Last Updated on Jul 30, 2021

Now and then we require printing the files. However, at some point, we need a hard copy of the file. A wide range of printers are available to choose the best for you, but some will support double-sided print and some will not. So if you are looking to print two-sided files on Mac, then you should have a duplex printer with you. Otherwise, you will not be able to print double-sided files on Mac and put yourself in trouble.

Instantly you can print the double-sided files on Mac using Word, Pages and PDFs use Safari or Preview. With all such applications, you will get an option to print the documents. Keep in mind that the file you selected for double-sided printing must be at least two pages long.

Settings for print your document are the same on Mac models. iMac, MacMini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air.

Before starting with how to print double-sided documents on Mac, read the note below.

Two sided Printing Mac Greyed Out

Follow This Article to Print Duble Sided Print with None Duplex Printer.

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NOTE: To print double-sided documents or files, you must have a compatible duplex printer. The printer should be able to print at least two pages long. Two pages will be printed serially, Like the First page will print on the first side of the paper [Odd Pages] and the Second page will print [Even Pages] on the backside of the printed paper. So, We can print like Books. Also Checkout Best Printer for Mac

Steps For Print Double Sided on Mac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini

Note: We can print the double side of the paper in serial number with Duplex Printer only. Here’s the best buying option to purchase it that helps in saving time and money.

  • Step #1: Firstly, open the document or file that you want to open two-sided on your Mac. Use Pages or Word, Office, Safari, Preview, Apps or any other application to open documents.
  • Step #2: Open the file menu and choose “Print(Command + P) from the options. [All Printing options are hidden, Show all by a tap on “Show Details” button]
  • Step #3: Next, choose “Copies & Pages”.
  • Step #4: Click on “Layout”.
  • Step #5: Select in Two-Sided: You can select one of the options “Long-Edge binding” or “Short-Edge binding” from the Two-Sided menu as per your requirement. Note: If this Option is Grayed Out Becuase your Printer doesn’t support, So first Print Odd Page > Print > Flip the Printed paper > use for Print Even Pages.
  • Step #6: Even there are more options like size, layout direction, etc. before printing the document.
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In case if you want to disable double-sided printing then turn it off from a “Two-Sided” option in step #5.

The last time I got the question in my quick tips section, Someone asked me when my two-sided printing Mac Greyed out and set it off by default. Reasons are the Printer not connected to your system or set up in the wrong way.

How to Print Double Sided on Word

if you have duplex printing supported printers then you can print out Microsoft Word Document Double side at once.

Otherwise,

You to Print Odd Pages first and then flip the page and enter into Printer to Print Even Pages. Follow the below steps for Direct print [Double sided Print] or Manually Odd/Even Pages.

How to Print Double Sided Print on Word

  1. Open Word Document on Mac and Click on the File menu from the top mac menu > Print [Command + P] from your Keyboard to see the Print layout.print-word-document-on-mac
  2. Select Layout Option and Click on Two-Sided Dropbox menu > Select “Long-Edge binding” to flip pages on the long end and Select “Short-Edge binding” to flip pages on the short end. print-double-sided-in-duplex-printer-for-word-on-mac

if the Two-Sided option is grayed out Becuase your Printer doesn’t support Two-Sided Printing then Use the manual techniques to Prin Double Sided Print word file.

  1. Open Word Document on Mac and Click on the File menu from the top mac menu > Print [Command + P] from your Keyboard to see the Print layout.print-word-document-on-mac
  2. Select Microsoft Word > Select Print “Odd Pages Only” – 1, 3, 5, 7.. and Print the pages.print-double-sided-in-none-duplex-printer-for-word-on-mac
  3. Once the Printing is Complete, Flip the Print page and Reinsert for Print Odd Pages Only. Again Open Print [Command + P] > Select Microsoft Word > Select Print “Even Pages Only” – 2, 4, 6, 8… and Print the pages.print-double-sided-in-none-duplex-printer-for-word-on-mac

That’s it. That is possible double-sided print on none duplex printing machine.

Print in Reverse order on Word Mac

Default Printing settings for any documents are in order. But you can print in the Reverse stack by checking the below printing settings on your Word System Preferences. Sometimes, these settings will be useful on your Printer not printing in order.

  1. Open Word Document on Mac > From top Mac menu > Word > Preferences.word-preferences-on-mac
  2. Click on Print.print-option-in-word-preferences-on-mac
  3. Select “Reverse Print Order” under the Print Options.reverse-print-order-on-word-mac
  4. That’s it.

Or, Command + P > Select Microsoft Word > Word Options > Select “Reverse Print Order” That’s it.

Troubleshootings:-

Fix: Printer Not Working on Mac

Note: To Print Double-sided Print on Mac, you have Duplex Printer, Otherwise first Print Odd Pages [1,3,5..] in Printer and Flip the Pages and Re-Print for Even Pages [2,4,6..] on Mac.

Check the Printer Drive and Update: Update Printer driver on Mac:

  • Go to the “Apple menu” > “System Preferences” > “Print and Fax” > Click on the “Printer” > “Options and Supplies {Settings}” > “Driver Tab” and Checked/ Set to “Duplexing”.

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How to Print Two-Sided PDF on Mac with Mojave & Earlier

Print double-sided on mac pdf is as simpler as printing files on Mac. Here’s how to print a two-sided PDF on Mac.

  • Step #1: Open the PDF file that you want to print.
  • Step #2: From the File Menu click on “Print”. Select “Layout” under the orientation.
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  • Step #3: Check the box of the “Two-Sided” option. Set to “Long-Edge binding” or “Short-Edge binding” and select as per your requirement.

That’s it! Enjoy double-sided document printing on Mac. I hope you are enjoying amazing features on your Mac for printing at your Office, Business, and Home use. Share this guide with your friends or anyone who’s looking to downgrade from the macOS version. Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus, and YouTube.

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