Microsoft Word 2010 will print your document in numerical order by default. If your printer prints documents face down, then this is probably fine for you.
But if you have a printer that prints face up, then it can be a bit of a hassle to manually reverse the order of your document pages every time you print something.
Fortunately, Microsoft Word 2010 has an option that you can adjust, which will allow you to print documents in reverse order.
This means that the first page to be printed is the last page of the document, so face-up printers can finally print out documents that will not need to be put into correct numerical order.
How to Print the Last Page First in Word 2010
This method is specific to the Word 2010 program, so it does not matter which type of printer you are using to print the document.
Additionally, you are going to be changing the default settings. So if you only want to print this specific document in reverse order, then you will need to change this setting again before you print your next document.
Step 1: Open your document in Microsoft Word.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click Options at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click Advanced in the column at the left side of the Word Options window.
Step 5: Scroll down to the Printing section of this menu.
Step 6: Check the box to the left of Print pages in reverse order, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.
All of your Word documents will now print in reverse order until you change this setting again.
Now that you know how to print in reverse order in Word 2010, you can save yourself some time if you previously had to reorganize the pages of your documents after they printed.
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