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I need to print a full size one page document in Word, reduced to 1/4 scale, in four separate panes on the sheet. How do I do that? Is there a way to preview?

If you are going to tell me to use Printer Options, 4 pages per sheet, how do I get it to print all four, and not just the one in the upper left-hand corner?

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Curiosity forces me to ask: What happened when you tried Printer Options, 4 pages per sheet? – Chris_K Oct 14 '09 at 3:21
It only printed the one in the upper left-hand corner. – Robert Harvey Oct 14 '09 at 3:26
Be sure that "Print Range" was set to "All" and that really should be all that needs to happen. – Chris_K Oct 14 '09 at 3:29
Surely your document is 4+ pages long... – Michael Haren Oct 14 '09 at 3:41
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Use printer options as earlier suggested, but select "pages" instead of "all", and enter 1,1,1,1 in adjacent entry window - worked for me!

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Can you just duplicate the first page 3 more times so you have a 4-page document and then print 4-up?

Seems a little low-rent, but it would work!

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I dont think that will help as the four pages will contain duplicate data - what RH needs is a splitof the contents by four, not the contents four times methinks – Critical Skill Oct 14 '09 at 3:53
@Critical Skill: That would be nice, but I don't think that's how it works. I tried printing 4 copies and I got 4 pages, each with one impression in the upper left hand corner. @Chris: Anyway, it worked. Thanks! – Robert Harvey Oct 14 '09 at 4:02

You can go to Mail section > labels (in french: publipostage > étiquettes), and then click the options button. You have a life of labels vendors, and you can choose one and then click print or new document.

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I needed to do the same thing so I opened my document and then went up to the toolbar and over to "insert" then to "Break", then under Section break types select "Next page", then OK. Do that 3 times, that way the one Word doc you started with will now be 4 pages.

After you created 4 pages, go to "file" down to "print", then down in the bottom right under zoom. You will see pages per sheet, select 4 pages, then hit OK.

It should now print that first original document 4 times on one Word document.

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All you have to do is in page ranges, make sure to put 1,1,1,1. I spent all morning working on this and it works best in word. My PDF converter would not let me change my page range as it was only one page.

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The Page-range with 1,1,1,1 option works in Portrait but not in Landscape. Both the document and the printer are setup with A4 Landscape mode; yet the printing is only Portrait in both cases. – Gary Baley Jun 5 '15 at 8:27

Create 4 portrait pages in word that are identical. Print to a PDF. Then print from the PDF viewer - four pages per sheet.

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