How to tell Word to print selected pages from different sections of a document

Choosing which pages you send to the printer is normally a straightforward process, thanks to Word's Page Range options. But if those pages belong to different document sections, you'll need to give Word a little extra guidance.

The Page Range section of Word's Print dialog box lets you print only the pages you need. For example, if you needed to print pages 1, 10, and 100 of a 100-page document, you would enter 1,10,100 in the Pages text box. That works — as long as your document is not made up of more than one section.

For example, say you have a document that is divided into 10 chapters, each in a separate section of the document, and each numbered separately starting with 1. Thus, Chapter One is numbered 1-1 through 1-10; Chapter 2 is numbered 2-1 through 2-20; and so on. To print Chapters 1 and 4, you would enter the following in the Pages text box:


To print Chapters 2 through 4, you would enter:


To print individual pages within each section, you would add p and the page number to the section number. For instance, to print pages 1-1 and 2-2, you would enter


as shown in Figure A.

Figure A

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