How to Print Documents Upside-Down
Today while I was printing a document, I faced a strange problem. I had to print on both sides of the paper. However, the edge of a page got crumpled after I had printed on the first side. Now, if I put a paper with a crumpled edge into the printer, it invariably gets stuck. So, I figured the only solution was to print upside-down.
However, there is no option for upside-down printing in MS Word. There isn’t even an option to rotate the text by 180° so that
I could rotate the text and place it at the bottom of the page. This way I could insert the paper upside-down and get the print on the right side. After some thinking, I figured out a simple way to do this.
Here is the trick I used to print the page upside down.
- I was using MS Word 2010. I copied the page I needed to print pasted it in a new document
- From File>Save & Send>Create PDF/XPS Document, I saved the page as PDF file
- I then opened the PDF file with PDF-Xchange Viewer (you can use any other viewer, the options are similar)
- From View>Rotate View I rotated the page twice so that it was now upside-down
- Then I placed the paper upside-down in the printer and took the printout
If you are not using MS Word 2010, you can use Bullzip PDF Printer to create PDF documents from any application.
Regardless of what PDF viewer you are using, the rotate option will be present. Look for it under View menu or tab (if you PDF viewer has a ribbon interface).
Have you had to print documents upside-down? Tell us how you did it in the comments section below.