I want to print 4 columns onto an A4 sheet of paper to create an instructional pamphlet that can be folded up. Unfortunately Google Docs only supports up to 3 columns.

I am using Google Docs and have set the page size to exactly the size of 1/4th an A4 in landscape, which is really great for layout and word processing.

Here is our document to be printed.

Now how can I get this printed side by side on an A4 page in landscape? Is there a PDF tool I can use to splice my pages together? Or perhaps a printing tool that will let me arrange them side by side?

We do not have access to MS Word, Excel or any paid-for Adobe products. Preferably I'd like to do this at no cost, but willing to pay if necessary.

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You can use the PDF-XChange editor. It is free to use and also well mantained.

Open your file, go to File > Print. Click on page setup, select A4 size and Landscape orientation. Next, under Page placement and scalings select Type to Multiple pages per sheet. Now, enter 4 by 1 in Pages per sheet. You can change other printing settings if you want to. Final settings will look like this:

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You can also use the free version of Foxit Reader for the purpose.

  • Excellent - thank you for your answer
    – Dave New
    Mar 24, 2022 at 9:54

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