Printing two pages to a sheet of a4

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    Hello, I have dne a search and not found my answer (also went to the Apple Support Community... Man are those guys just rude!)

    I have a two page document I'd like to print on one page of a4 paper. Using Pages, iPad 2 and iOS 5, is there anyway to do this please?

    Many thank yous!
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    I'd love to be able to do this too - but I've not found a way. Subscribing to this thread in case someone out there knows the answer.

    Tim
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    Ah! Thank you, that means at least I am not alone!

    I have thought of a workaround, but it was whilst I was waking up this morning so I haven't tried it yet. Technically, it's not printing landscape side-by-side pages, but... I think sending a landscape template from the laptop to Pages, and then using the columns option might work. But this needs to be done when starting the document I think. I write short stories, and then print a copy and stick it into my notebook, so I'd really like to be able to do this without sending the document to the laptop first.

    A shrink to fit or different page size option would have been perfect!
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    I'm going to try something else. I also use FingerPrint, which is a PC app that makes a PC 'look' like an AirPrint printer. It then directs the receiving printing data to any Windows printer that's attached. Now, from the iPad, you don't get access to all the print options that you would in a Windows dialog box, but I was wondering what might happen (or even whether I could) set the Windows default printer to print side-by-side automatically. Then, I'm wondering, what would happen if I used FingerPrint and tried to print from the iPad to that default printer.

    I'm out at the moment, but I'll let you know if it works....

    Tim
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    Disclaimer: I know nothing about Pages, cause I don't have it. But...

    ...can you take a screen shot of each page and then paste the pictures of the two pages into a Pages ... page? You can then resize them on the new page to make them side-by-side and as big as you can? Then, print that page?

    If it's a stupid idea, never mind and I'll shut up ... :eek:

    Marilyn
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    The downside I can see is that the printing would end up at screen resolution and not printer resolution - which is usually much higher. But it's a good workaround!

    Thanks, Marilyn!

    Tim

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