How to Print Booklet in PDF

July 31, 2023 4.3K views

This wikiHow teaches you how to print a multiple-page document as a booklet using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Microsoft Word. You'll need access to a printer that supports either automatic or manual duplex printing to print on both sides of a single page.


Open Acrobat Reader DC on your PC or Mac. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC makes it easy to print multiple-page PDF files as booklets using Windows or macOS. If you're using Windows, you'll usually find it in the Start menu. If you're using a Mac, you'll usually find Acrobat Reader DC in the Applications folder.

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Open the booklet file. Here's how:

  • Click the File menu at the top-left corner of the screen.

  • Click Open.

  • Open the folder containing the file you want to print.

  • Select the file and click Open.



Click the File menu. It's at the top-left corner.



Click Print. This opens Print dialog screen.



Select your printer from the Printer menu.



Select which pages to print. To print the entire document, leave All selected under Pages to Print. To specify a page range, select Pages, then enter the range. Here are some examples of ways you can enter pages to print:

  • To print pages 2 through 10, you'd enter 2-10 into the Pages blank.

  • To print pages 1, 4, 9, and 14, you'd type 1, 4, 9, 14 into the Pages blank.

  • If you'd need to print multiple page ranges (e.g., 2 through 12 and 43 through 52), you should print each range separately.[1]



Click Booklet. It's under the Page Sizing & Handling header. A preview of the document in booklet format will appear on the right side of the panel.



Select a duplex option from the Booklet subset menu. The option you select depends on how your printer handles printing on both sides of the page:[2]

  • If your printer automatically prints on both the front and back sides of a sheet without you having to flip the page manually (automatic duplex printing), select Both sides.

  • If you have to manually flip pages to print on both sides, select Front side only for now. After printing the pages that appear on the front side of each sheet, you'll flip the sheets, re-open this window, and select Back side only before printing again.



Select an option from the Binding menu. The default option is Left, which prints the booklet like a book (folded on the left side) for left-to-right text.

  • If you want to fold the booklet on the long side of the page, select Left (Tall).

  • If you're printing in a language that reads right-to-left, select Right or Right (Tall) (if you want to fold the booklet on the long side of the page).



Set additional printing preferences (optional). Printers vary in capabilities, but you can typically click Properties next to the printer's name to choose additional settings, such as whether you want to conserve ink, print in color, or specify printing margins.

Some printers will automatically fold and staple your booklets if you choose the right settings. Check your printer's instruction manual.



Check the printing preview before you print. Use the arrow buttons below the print preview to page through the document. If you need to make any changes to the layout, make those changes before you continue.



Click Print to print your booklet. If you have an automatic-duplex printer, the pages will print on both sides of each sheet automatically.

If you had to print the front-side only, re-insert the printed pages in accordance with your printer's instructions, return to File -> Print, select Booklet, and then chose Back side only from the Booklet subset menu.



Fold your finished booklet. If your printer did not fold your booklet automatically, fold it along the desired spine (right or left). You can also staple the booklet to keep the pages intact.


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