Print multiple copies on one page (in pages or in preview)

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  1. sttlr macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I haven't been on these forums in a while, so long that I even forgot my old username.

    Anyways, here's my issue: I'm trying to print multiple pages of a one-page document. I know how to do it if it's not a one-page document, but when I try to print said document, it will change the layout of the page in preview and just puts the document in the top left of the page. I tried exercising some Google-fu, and nowhere could I find a solution to my problem. I know how to do it on a PC (I do that kind of thing all the time at work) but unfortunately not on my mac. Here's a screenshot of what I'm dealing with:

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    I have tried choosing "From page _ to _", that does not fix it.
    It does not matter that I do not have a printer selected, as I am trying to save this document as a PDF.

    This document is from Pages, which makes it difficult just to duplicate it for four pages (as a work-around), since I am using text boxes for part of the document. If there is an easy way to duplicate a page 4 times in pages, then tell me - however, that seems a little "low-rent". But, hey, if it fixes my problem then I'm okay with that!

    Thanks to everyone willing to help me out.
     
  2. Palladium macrumors member

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    #2
    Hi,

    From your screenshot, you have selected 4 copies and also 4 pages per sheet. The latter is what is causing the behaviour you see. Change that to 1 page per sheet and you will get 4 full size copies of the document, whether it is 1 page or 100 pages.

    If you want a document with 4 identical pages, save the a copy of the original Pages document as a pdf and then in the original Pages document, insert 3 more blank pages and insert a copy of the pdf file into each blank page. Then print any way you want.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    So wait, you have a one-page document you want four copies of? Or is there more going on I'm not figuring out? As noted, simply leaving the "Pages per sheet" setting as the default of 1 will fix the alignment issue, because that's designed so you can have four copies of the page on a single sheet of paper, just shrunken down. If you want that, just four copies of the same page on a single piece of paper, then you'll have to duplicate the pages as suggested.

    jW
     
  4. endroux macrumors newbie

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    Possible Solution

    copy and paste your one page into the appropriate number of pages. I've done this and it works. Unfortunately i haven't found a way to do it the way you are trying.:cool:
     
  5. SLP01 macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately this issue is why I continue to have to use Parallels on my Mac so that I can run MS Publisher (which I hate having to do.) But I do a lot of postcards and things where I need the ability to print 2 or 4 up. It's too time consuming to have to change 2 or 4 copies of what I've created if I find an error or update information.

    I wish it wasn't this way. My publications look and print better from Pages.
     

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