How To Print Double-Sided On Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to print double-sided on Google Docs.

How To Print Double Sided On Google Docs

Printing double sided documents is a great way to save paper and also makes it easier to read documents as if they were printed books. Google Docs makes it easy to print double-sided documents and can be done with just a few clicks.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of printing a double sided document from Google Docs. We’ll cover how to print using a duplex printer and how to print both sides of your paper manually

How to Print Front and Back in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to print front and back in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document you want to print using both sides of the paper.

Step 2

In the File menu, click on Print. You may also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P (Cmd+P for Mac users).

Step 3

In the pop-up, select the option Print using system dialog…

Step 4

This will open your computer’s system dialog for printing. Select the printer you want to use and click on Preferences.

The preferences menu will differe depending on the selected printer. Look for keywords such as “duplex” or “duplex printing” to toggle the option to print your document on both sides. After adjusting the preferences, you can now click on Print.

Step 5

If your printer does not support duplex printing, we can instead print one side at a time. The best way to do this is by printing all odd pages first (1, 3, 5, 7, and so on) and then flipping the set of papers over and printing the even pages next (2, 4, 6, 8, and so on).

In the Print dialog box, select the printer you want to use from the dropdown menu and click on the option Odd pages only.

Click on Print to proceed to print the odd pages of your document.

Step 6

Next, collect the same stack of papers and place the print side face-down with the top of the sheets facing the printer.

Access the Print dialog again and select the Even pages only option. Click on Print to print the even pages of your document.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to print double-sided on Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this sample document to test it out on your own.