Have you ever wandered how to print pages smaller or print the same page twice on the sheet. Here are some tips that may help.


There are times, especially with younger children, when we have a whole sheet which they use in a minute and sometimes even in seconds. I have a student who doesn’t like coloring but insists on having coloring sheets as everybody else and last time they had an ABC coloring page, he did it in 10 seconds flat, just scribbling a couple of colors on. I am OK with it but a lot of times I really grieve over all this paper. Then with younger kids it may take a lot of time to color so you may prefer a half page with the same content if you expect they will lose the patience. Here is how to do it. (In an Adobe Reader Software, printing a pdf document).

After you open the ‘Print’ dialogue box.

  1. select the range of pages you want to print
  2. select ‘Multiple’ button
  3. select the number of pages you want to print on one sheet. I typically go with 2 or 4 to print cards. Although there are some special circumstance that may require to print 12 (see below coloring pages for fairies 😉
  4. select Orientation


I’d been using the upper technique for some time when one day I needed to print just one page, half page, for 10 kids. I tried a couple of times and ended up printing it half page but the rest was blank – total waste. The same night I spent an hour searching for how to print the the same page twice on a single sheet. I found nothing (now this was some 10 years ago so another awesome person may have written a tutorial since then).  Then out of nowhere the idea struck me to just write twice the same number page. And it worked! I was so excited and it was the moment I knew I need to share this knowledge. So here it is plain and simple.


Do the same as printing multiple pages but in the box for the page number write the page you need as many times as you want it per sheet.

printing tips - the same page severaltimes

How fairies do coloring


Sometimes you want to print just half of your page but have no time for editing. Here’s how:


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to be continued…

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