Print two-sided postcards in Publisher

Print postcards on a printer that prints two-sided (duplex)

To print on both sides of a sheet of paper, do the following:

  1. Click the File > Print.

  2. In the Printerlist, select the printer you want to use.

  3. In Settings, choose Print on Both Sides – Flip sheets on long edge.

    Setting to print on both sides of the paper in Publisher.

  4. In the Preview pane, use the Front/Back Transparency slider to be sure that the front and the back of the postcards are both right side up. If they aren’t, then change the option in step 3 to Print on Both Sides – Flip sheets on short edge
    Print preview slider for seeing both the front and back of your publication so you can see if they line up correctly.

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Print a publication on a printer that doesn’t support two-sided printing

  1. Click the File > Print.

  2. In the Printerlist, select the printer you want to use.

  3. Print the first page by typing 1 in the pages box and clicking Print.
    Print pages box, set what pages to print.

  4. When the first side is printed, flip the sheet over, and then reinsert it into the printer and print the other side by typing 2 in the pages box.

Note:  If your printer does not support double-sided printing, and if you're using mail merge to merge address or other information into your publication, then you need to create two separate Publisher files, one for each side of the publication, before you print.

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