Duplex Printing Directions for Mac/Apple

Version 10.7 (Lion)

From your browser's File menu, select Print... .

If there is a button at the bottom of the printer dialog that reads Show Details, click it. This will reveal more settings for your printer.

There will be a pull-down menu that either says Copies & Pages or has the name of the program you're using (e.g., Safari or Microsoft Word). Click it and choose Layout.

Choose one of the following:

  • To print two pages per sheet: Next to "Pages per Sheet:", select 2.
  • To print double-sided (i.e., one page on each side, front and back): Next to "Two Sided:", select Long-Edge Binding or Short Edge Binding, depending on the orientation you want for your pages. When you select one of these options, the illustration may show you how the pages will be oriented. If you are printing two pages per sheet, choosing Short Edge Binding may provide more convenient page turns, but if you're putting the pages in an 8 1/2" x 11" binder, you may prefer Long Edge Binding.

Version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.5 (Leopard)

From your browser's File menu, select Print... .

To the right of the "Printer:" pull-down menu, you will see a button with an arrowhead. If the arrow is pointed down, click it to reveal more detailed settings for your printer.

Click the pull-down menu that either says Copies & Pages or has the name of the program you're using (e.g., Microsoft Word, Safari). Select Layout.

Choose one of the following:

  • To print two pages per sheet: Next to "Pages per Sheet:", select 2.
  • To print double-sided (i.e., one page on each side, front and back): Next to "Two Sided:", select Long-Edge Binding or Short Edge Binding, depending on the orientation you want for your pages. When you select one of these options, the illustration may show you how the pages will be oriented. If you are printing two pages per sheet, choosing Short Edge Binding may provide more convenient page turns, but if you're putting the pages in an 8 1/2" x 11" binder, you may prefer Long Edge Binding.