MS Word tip: Print multiple copies of individual pages

A little-known Word feature makes it simple to print extra copies of specific pages in your document.

Most Word users know how to print multiple copies of a document: Just change the Number of copies setting to the number you need, then click OK.

Okay, but what if you want to print multiple copies of select pages? For example, suppose your five-page document ends with a registration form. You need only one copy of the first four pages, but you want three copies of page five.

The secret lies in the Page range section of Word's Print dialog. As you may know, by selecting the Pages option, you can specify which pages of a document you want for this particular print job. For example, you might enter 1-3, 5, which would print pages 1, 2, 3, and 5.

But you can also use this option to print multiple copies of individual pages. So in my aforementioned example, to get three copies of page five and one copy of everything else, you'd enter the following: 1-4, 5, 5, 5.

In other words, each time you repeat any given page number in that Pages field, Word will print an extra copy of that page.

Neat, huh? Can't take full credit for this one; the tip came from Susan Harkins.

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