Word: Print Last Page First or Reverse Order

In my inkjet printer, each new printed page is placed on the last printed page. Therefore, the last printed page is always on top. For a long document, it takes a while to re-sort and place the first page first. This tutorial explains how you can get Microsoft Word to reverse the print order and save all the trouble of sorting.


I have spent so much time resorting documents after printing. On my printer, the last page printed is always on top. By printing the last page first (reverse order), the document is already correctly sorted.

Here is how to do it:

1. Open Microsoft Word.
2. Open the document to be printed.
3. Click the Tools menu.
4. Select Options.
5. Click the Print tab.
6. Check the Reverse Print Order option.
7. Select OK.

Now, all your documents will print in reverse order. What a lifesaver!

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  • http://twitter.com/shuchmi jayasree

    awesome answer it really worked 4 me ive been tryingto solve this for quite sometime thanks 2 u guys
    keep goin………………………

  • Anonymous

    And on Windows 2007? I can’t find “TOOLS” or anything similar

  • Anonymous

    Does not work for MS 2007

  • Ransom

    For Word 2007 it is on advanced word options. Select the Office button, word options, advanced, the option is under the print settings.

  • Ogag-orig

    THanks for the help

  • Joelmcdonald8

    For Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac –

    File
    Print…
    Choose ‘Paper Handling’ in the ‘Copies & Pages’ dropdown box
    In the ‘Page Order’ dropdown box you have three options 
    ‘Automatic’ – ? 
    ‘Normal’ – prints page 1 first, last page ends up on top
    ‘Reverse’ – last page prints first, page 1 ends up on top

    Choose to taste = )
    Now back to study

  • Joelmcdonald8

    For Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac –

    File
    Print…
    Choose ‘Paper Handling’ in the ‘Copies & Pages’ dropdown box
    In the ‘Page Order’ dropdown box you have three options 
    ‘Automatic’ – ? 
    ‘Normal’ – prints page 1 first, last page ends up on top
    ‘Reverse’ – last page prints first, page 1 ends up on top

    Choose to taste = )
    Now back to study

  • satyendra

    awesome

  • Art Lind

    What are the instructions for MS 2010?

  • Kehar singh

    my printer prints last page first , but I would like to print first page first and so on.
    so how is first page printed first in Word 2007.

  • Anne Shaw

    There is no ‘tools’ menu in 2010 Word either. I used to be able to do this in Word 95, and 97 but when I go into both Microsoft Word print and my printer settings occasionally it will work but most of the time it doesn’t. It’s very distressing when you are printing out 50 or more pages.