Print in Reverse Order

Summary: Tired of having to re-collate documents printed backwards? Have Microsoft Word 2003 fix this for you.

With many printers, when you print multi-page documents, as the paper comes out of the printer face-down, page one will be below page two, page two will be below page three, etc. This way, when you pick up the document, the first page will be up front, the second page behind the first page, etc.

However, this isn’t always the case. In some printers, especially portable printers, the documents may exit the printer face-up. When this happens, page 3 of a 3-page document will appear first, then page 2, and then page 1. You must manually flip the pages around.

However, Microsoft Word 2003 comes with a reverse-printing mode that can flip the printouts so that the last page prints first and the first page last. This way, when you pick up the document it appears as intended.

1. Click “Tools” – “Options”.
2. When the “Options” multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the “Print” tab.
3. Underneath “Printing options”, click “Reverse print order”.
4. Click “OK” to close the dialog box.