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How to Print Double Sided on Google Docs

Printing double-sided on the paper is the best practice, as it has many advantages. If you save paper, you can reduce the printing cost, save paper and so you may save the environment also. Saving on printing costs is easier than you think and it matters.

We all are familiar with Microsoft Word, PDF documents and we know how to print these documents on double Side. But, If you are using Google Docs, A Google online tool, then you may feel a little bit of difficulty in printing on both sides of the paper. If you are also facing the same problem, here we come up with the solution that will definitely gonna help you.

 

How to Print Double-Sided on Google Docs

While most of the small and big business offers work online, so people love working using online tools. One such basic tool, about that most of us, know very well and use it for creating documents purpose is Google Docs. While printing these types of Documents, you may not get the way to print these on the double side of the paper.

If you have Google Account, then you can create and prepare documents on Google Docs easily. Also, the best part of it is you can use it from anywhere, by just accessing your Google Account.

Let’s learn in detail how can we print Google Doc documents on Double Side of the paper with our printer:-

Step 1. First, go to the Google Docs and open the file for which you want to print double-sided on google docs.

Step 2. After this, at the top left corner of the document just above the ruler bar, you will find a printer icon as shown in the image below. Tap on that icon.

(Note: Alternatively, you can use shortcut keys also to open the printer dialog box, i.e., “Ctrl+P” on the Windows and “Command+P” on the Mac.)

How to Print Double Sided on Google Docs

Step 3. It will pop up the new Print window panel which will show you the preview of your document as well as the total number of pages for your document at the left side of the panel.

Step 4. You can also choose other required printing preferences on this page.

Step 5. Then tap on the “Print Using System Dialog” option found at the left bottom of the same page. As shown in the image below:

How to Print Double Sided on Google Docs

Step 6. According to the model of your printer, you will get the following option to choose from – “Double-Sided Printing,” or “Duplex Printing,” or “Print on Both Sides.” Choose any of the options as shown by your printer.

Step 7. Afterward, tap on the Print button to start the printing process.

Then as soon as the first page of the document has printed out, flip the sheet to put it back into the printer tray in the right orientation for beginning the printing process on the other side of the page.

Google Docs Printing double Sided will be completed now.

How to Print Double-Sided on Google Docs with Manual Duplex Printer

If you don’t have an auto-duplex printer, then also you can print your Google Doc documents on both sides of the paper. Google Docs also allows you to do print on Both sides of the paper with a manual duplex printer.

In the process of printing on both sides, we need to flip the paper in between. Let’s understand it in below step by step procedure:-

Step 1. First, go to the Google Docs and open the file for which you want to print double-sided on google docs.

Step 2. After this, at the top left corner of the document just above the ruler bar, you will find a printer icon as shown in the image below. Tap on that icon.

(Note: Alternatively, you can use shortcut keys also to open the printer dialog box, i.e., “Ctrl+P” on the Windows and “Command+P” on the Mac.)

How to Print Double Sided on Google Docs

Step 3. It will pop up the new Print window panel which will show you the preview of your document as well as the total number of pages for your document at the left side of the panel.

Step 4. Here, we need to do some changes to print paper on both sides. Before giving Print command, we have to select odd pages or even pages. If you got the direct option for this, then simply select that. If you have not a direct option, you can mention the Odd Number pages (1,3,5,7,9…) in the ‘Pages’ option.

Step 5. Then tap on the “Print Using System Dialog” option found at the left bottom of the same page.

Step 6. Afterward, tap on the Print button to start the printing process.

Step 7. Now, arrange the paper sheets on Sheet tray in the right way so that in the next turn you can print on the opposite side.

Step 8. Its time to take print out the remaining even pages. Now, select only even pages (2,4,6,8…) and give the print command.

That’s it. In this way, you can do duplex printing on you manual duplex printer from Google Docs.

Double-sided printing: things you need to know

When we print double-sided we are using both sides of the paper. This means that in specific designs or works it will not be a good idea to use this function, but in others, it may become essential.

Its use depends on the work at hand, so we must use common sense to know when it is a good idea to use it and when not. Here is a basic script that will serve as a reference for when it is a good idea to use double-sided printing:

  • In internal documents or with a short useful life.
  • To reuse paper that has only been printed on one side.
  • Documents that, even being external, will go to own employees.
  • In previous projects that are not definitive or go “dirty”.
  • In print jobs that are mostly text.

On the other hand, we must take into account the impact on the speed of work that can have double-sided printing. Working in this mode can reduce print speed dramatically, although many Printer maker companies e.g. HP has managed to solve that problem on next-generation PageWide and LaserJet printers.

What advantages does double-sided printing offer me?

In general, it has positive effects on printing costs, and also for the carbon footprint of your organization. Printing on both sides helps us reduce paper consumption by 50%, which means less consumption of resources and less paper waste.

An example is enough to understand these advantages. Imagine a company that makes 10,000 impressions a month. If you use double-sided printing, the paper consumption will be 5,000 pages per month, which means that each year you will have reduced consumption by 60,000 sheets of paper, a not inconsiderable amount.

FAQ (Question & Answer)

1. Can I print double-sided on Google Docs with your Mac Device?

Answer: Of course, you can take out a double-sided print on your Mac Device also. Google Docs is an online tool and is the same for all types of OS systems.

2. Can I print double-sided on Google Docs Apps?

Answer: As Google Docs app will get installed on your Smartphone. If your smartphone is connected with your printer, then you can easily do double-sided printing. For this, your printer should have WiFi functionality, so that it can be easily connected with your smartphone.

3. Can we Print on Double-Side by Using Google Docs on any model of printer?

Answer: Yes, you can take the double-sided print. Whether your printer supports duplex printing or not, you can take print on double-side as explained above.

Conclusion

Here we have explained the detailed guide to take double-sided print of Google Doc documents. Whether it is Windows OS or Mac OS, you can easily use both sides of the paper. If your printer is an auto-Duplex printer, then it is quite easy to take the double-sided print. If it is a Manual duplex printer, then you have to put some extra effort.

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