The Booklet and 2-up features enable you to print a pair of pages on each side of a sheet of paper rather than one. EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE rotates each page and scales it down to fit half of the sheet automatically; the order in which the pages are arranged on the sheet depends on the feature selected (see Printing).

6 pages printed '2-up' on 3 sheets, simplex2-up

In a 2-up simplex job, odd-numbered pages are printed on the left-hand side of the sheet and even-numbered pages are printed on the right-hand side. The pairs of pages are in numerical order, as in this 6-page example:

Pages 1 and 2 on the first sheet Pages 3 and 4 on the second sheet Pages 5 and 6 on the third sheet

Sheets may be cut in half to produce single page half-size sheets or left whole to show, for example, a double-page spread of a table too wide for a single page.

Three sheets (duplex) folded into a 'Booklet' of 12 pagesBooklet

In a Booklet, pages are usually printed in duplex with a pair of pages on each side. If the paper size selected for the destination printer were A4, for example, then up to four  'pages' re-sized to A5 (portrait) could be printed on each (landscape) sheet. The pages are paired in an order such that you just need to gather the printed sheets together and fold the sheaf of paper in half. For example, these 12-pages may be folded together like a newspaper:

Pages 1, 2, 11, 12 on the first sheet of a 12-page Booklet (duplex) Pages 3, 4, 9, 10 on the second sheet of a 12-page Booklet (duplex) Pages 5,6, 7, 8 on the third sheet of a 12-page Booklet (duplex)

In the special case of a two-page booklet, both pages would be printed beside each other on one side of a single sheet (in effect, 'simplex').

Two-page booklet (back of sheet blank)

See also On the back option ('Action' page of the Field dialog).