Need this Word Booklet to print properly (Mac to HP Laser)

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Need this Word Booklet to print properly (Mac to HP Laser)

I have attached a booklet sample I created so I could find help to make it print like a booklet.

I use Word 16.27 (2019) ON A MAC

I feel like I am missing this "Multiple Pages"

Multiple Pages
I do not see that option aywhere.

Can you make this print like a booklet?

If you make a small change to do this, please send me back the working version and tell me what you changed.

Also, how do I make Word print the one side and request my confirmation that I flipped the pages over?

Thanks!
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https://statusq.org/archives/2019/01/11/8893/ provides good coverage of one way to do this.
@curiouswebster

is seems that you are having trouble with "I have attached a booklet sample"

please give it another go, OK
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I do see I had Book Fold selected...

When I select "Custom Margins..."

Custom Margins...
 am not sure what else I can do. This is Word and I can not print to PDF, since it looks horribly mangled.

I was hoping someone could print this on a Mac after making one or more adjustments...


OR...

If you could provide me a working and printable booklet I could use instead of this, that would be great.

I just want to get to work on my doc but can not do so if it is not printable...
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please, you haven't posted your file yet!
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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DocTemplate3.docx


Here is the file...

It seems it should be easy to print on both sides of the page. No?

And doesn't this mean Word should prompt me to turn the page over??
what is the model of your HP Laser printer?
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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HP 127fw

Going by memory.

Laser printer
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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HP MFP 127fw
here is the answer you are looking for:
I noticed that you are having trouble with two-sided printing not being an option on your Mac OS X 10.10 yosemite, for your HP Laserjet Pro MFP M127fw printer. I am happy to look into this for you!


According to page, 28 of your printer's User Guide. It states:

Manually print on both sides (Mac OS X)

NOTE: This feature is available if you install the HP print driver. It might not be available if you are using AirPrint.
1. Click the File menu, and then click the Print option.
2. In the Printer menu, select the product.
3. Open the menus drop-down list or click Show Details, and then click the Manual Duplex menu.
4. Click the Manual Duplex box, and then select a binding option.
5. Click the Print button. The product will print the first side of all the pages in the document first.

So it appears to me, that this is the only option for duplex printing with this printer.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Actually, the HP is my B/W printer I was going to use as a test. My Color printer is what I would use to print our the real book.

Xerox Phase 6022..

I am doing a test right now, printing the sample I posted.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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No, that looked worse. There is something badly wrong in the margins.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Commented:
Have you tried to print it?
Xerox Phaser 6022 - also Manual Duplex
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Right now, the bigger problem is the layout looks terrible. Getting the printing on both sides is secondary.  The layout is horrible,
i removed p. 9, so the document only has 8 pages...

i printed using Bullzip PDF printer...

it looks ok to me in PDF
DocTemplate3-8pages.docx
DocTemplate3.pdf
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Ok, mine fails badly for some reason.

I closed Word (Command+Q) on Mac.

Opened your file, then printed and saved as PDF.

I got the following, and the two errors below...

DocTemplate3-8pages-test.pdf

Message 1
Message 2
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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So, our printers are different...but I was printing to a PDF.

Can I also add Bullzip for PDF?
what can i say - i don't have a mac & i use a brother printer

what happens if you click YES & YES?

does the document print?
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I do that and it prints the PDF I attached.
bullzip for mac doesn't exist
please attach the pdf
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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it's right above the error messages I posted above in the same post

https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2019/08_w33/1428912/DocTemplate3-8pages-test.pdf
all you will get is a pdf copy of the word file -

try one of these:
Alternatives to Bullzip PDF Printer for Mac with any license
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I do have Windows running under Parallels. I was using that this AM and tried to write a PDF to my mac desktop and hung the machine.

Then, on restart, Windows wen through the dreaded disk scan. So, I was trying to do this with Mac.

Maybe I should switch back to Windows, but not Print PDF to Mac Desktop.

But I agree, the PDF will contain what Word is producing, which was junk.

I will try repeating this test file on Windows...
download bullzip forwindows here:
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Test failed. I copied the file to the Windows C: drive to be safe.

Windows printed to the Xerox the first few pages, the paused for me to switch the side.

But nothing ever came out.

Then, it hung....

So, I will try and get this going on the mac.

Thanks for the help.
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thanks

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