Create a Booklet in Word 2013 and Print it the Right Way

A booklet can always come in handy and, since it’s so easy to create one in Word 2013, why not have one for your event or presentation? In this post, we’ll talk about how to create it but first a word about why you might need them.

Booklet Word 2013

What Do You Need Booklets For?

If you have to do a presentation, accompanying it with a  booklet that tells its outline or provides those in attendance with more information can only be a welcome addition. And since it’s very easy to customize, it can send your message across in a simpler fashion.

Also, if you’re planning an event, like a wedding and you have some performances lined up, what is the best way to let your guests know what to expect and when, as well as the food they’ll be served? You guessed it, a booklet solves the problem.

Now that you’ve found out that the possibilities are truly endless, let’s create a booklet in Word 2013. The only other thing you’ll need in a few minutes is a printer!

Creating Your Booklet

Step 1: Open a blank document in Word 2013 first, then click File in the top menu.

Booklet Word 2013 File

Step 2: You’ll have to prepare your booklet for printing, otherwise it will end up as a simple Office 2013 document. So, in order to do so, click Print.

Booklet Word 2013 Print

Step 3: After that, click Page Setup. You’ll find in in the Settings section.

Booklet Word 2013 Page Setup

Step 4: This is probably the most important step, as you’ll be setting up the whole document here. In the window which comes up, start by selecting Book fold in the Pages section.

Booklet Word 2013 Page Setup Book Fold

Step 5: Now, let’s set the Gutter. The gutter is the space between the part where the document folds and your actual content. You can experiment with it until you find the best gutter size for your booklets.

Also, pick the margin sizes you want.

Booklet Word 2013 Page Setup Gutter

Step 6: Once all the margins look good to you, click OK at the bottom.

Booklet Word 2013 Page Setup Ok

Step 7: You can now start creating the actual booklet. You don’t have to worry about which page goes where when you print the booklet out, as the good people at Microsoft that have created the Office 2013 suite have thought about that for you. So, the next step is to just write the content you want in your booklet.

You can, of course, also paste text, if you’ve saved it in another document.

Booklet Word 2013 Text

Cool Tip: You can get a quick overview of all the pages of your booklet by holding down control and using the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom out until you see them all.

Step 8: Once you’ve added all the text you want to your booklet, the next step depends on how capable the printer you own is. If your printer can print on both sides of the sheets of paper, go ahead and print your booklet. You’re all done!

If it can’t print on both sides – which is the case with most home printers out there – there’s one more thing you need to do. Go back to the Print menu and make sure Manually Print on Both Sides is selected under Settings.

Booklet Word 2013 Print Both

Step 9: Follow the instructions in order to print your booklet. The result (in case you’ve made a four-page one) should look as seen in the image below.

Test Booklet

To Sum it Up…

A booklet can solve a lot of problems, and Word 2013 makes it very easy to create one. Hope you could follow the steps well. If not, ask your questions in the comments and we shall do our best to guide you.

Last updated on 02 February, 2022

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