Print a booklet on a double-sided printer

You can make a folded booklet (like a small book or pamphlet) by printing pages of a document in a special order and changing a couple of printing options.

These instructions are for printing a booklet from a PDF document.

If you want to print a booklet from a LibreOffice document, first export it to a PDF by choosing File ▸ Export as PDF…. Your document needs to have a multiple of 4 number of pages (4, 8, 12, 16,…). You may need to add up to 3 blank pages.

To print a booklet:

  1. Open the print dialog. This can normally be done through Print in the menu or using the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut.

  2. Click the Properties… button

    In the Orientation drop-down list, make sure that Landscape is selected.

    In the Duplex drop-down list, select Short Edge.

    Click OK to go back to the print dialog.

  3. Under Range and Copies, choose Pages.

  4. Type the numbers of the pages in this order (n is the total number of pages, and a multiple of 4):

    n, 1, 2, n-1, n-2, 3, 4, n-3, n-4, 5, 6, n-5, n-6, 7, 8, n-7, n-8, 9, 10, n-9, n-10, 11, 12, n-11…


    • 4 page booklet: Type 4,1,2,3

    • 8 page booklet: Type 8,1,2,7,6,3,4,5

    • 20 page booklet: Type 20,1,2,19,18,3,4,17,16,5,6,15,14,7,8,13,12,9,10,11

  5. Choose the Page Layout tab.

    Under Layout, select Brochure.

    Under Page Sides, in the Include drop-down list, select All pages.

  6. Click Print.