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When you print out a document to be placed in a binder with facing pages, you may want the beginning of each chapter or section to start on the right-hand side. If you make proper use of Word's odd and even page tools, this isn't hard to do. Let's take a look. The first step is to set up the document with facing pages. Go to the Page Layout tab and click on the Margins button on the left side of the ribbon, towards the bottom you'll see Mirrored. The top and the bottom are 1-inch, the outsides are 1 inch, but the inside is 1.25 inches, which gives you an extra 1/2-inch of room for your binder.
I'll go ahead and click on it. So in many books or binders with facing pages, new chapters or sections start on the odd or right-hand page. Sometimes this requires a blank page on the left side, the even page. But you don't have to insert two page breaks in order to make this happen. Let's jump down to Page 6. I am going to take advantage of the trick we learned earlier. I'm going to click on Page Number in the bottom left-hand corner, type 6, and Enter, and then I'll close the dialog box. Notice that Section 2 starts on Page 6, but we wanted to start on in odd page.
So go up to the Breaks button on the Page Layout ribbon and go down to the bottom and choose Odd Page. Now you'll see that the Page Number is on Page 7. If I scroll up and click on the page above, it's actually on Page 5. I don't see the blank page here but it is counted in the numbering and in the layout. I'll press the Page Down key and scroll down to Section 3 and I'll do the same thing. It starts on Page 8. So I click before the S, go up to the Breaks button, and choose Odd Page.
Now it's jumped to Page 9, the Page above shows Page 7. So let's see what it looks like. Go to the File tab and go to the Print section. Here's my document and since I am on Section 3, I'll scroll up. Right now I am on Page 9, here's Page 8, Page 7, Page 6 and Page 5. If I had only use standard page breaks or Next Page section breaks and didn't use this Odd Page section break, all the revisions I do on my content would destroy the right page sections start that I would've worked so hard to set up.
I'd have to go through to the through entire document and edit all my page breaks manually, and if you edit like I do, repeatedly, you might have to do it more than once.
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