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Double sided PDF printing in Acrobat Apps
In Classic it was easy to print on both sides of the paper as Acrobat Reader had an option to print only even or odd pages. Epson printer drivers in OS 9 allowed automatic double-sided printing, but not with OS X Epson drivers.

Here is how to do it:
  1. In Acrobat reader (for OSX off course) open your pdf file.
  2. Select thumbnail view and resize the thumbnail area so that only two columns can be seen.
  3. To print odd pages, select the first column and the print as if you were to print all the pages.
  4. To print even pages, repeat step 3 selecting the second column instead.
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COOL
Authored by: WillyT on Mar 13, '02 08:13:18PM

This is exactly what I've been waiting for.

Really beats printing p1 then p2 & p3 then p4 & p5 etc.



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This Is Greatly Needed
Authored by: ScottSO on Apr 16, '02 01:03:19AM

This is known as duplexing in the printing industry and I used to be able to do it via an option in the driver software for my HP DeskJet 832C. Not so with Mac OS X. So far what I have seen is that only AppleWorks has support for printing on two sides. (Microsoft Office may have support for this too, I can't be sure.)

This workaround is great. I needed to be able to print on both sides specifically from Acrobat Reader.



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But in reverse order?
Authored by: iloatheny on Jun 16, '02 05:16:23PM

I haven't yet tried it, but from what I understand there still exists the problem of ordering the pages. IE:

With my printer (HP 820), printing a bunch of pages will result in a pile of output sorted in REVERSE ORDER. Hence in order to print the other side to have a sane double-sided document would require printing one of the two print jobs (either the odd or even pages) in reverse order. Selecting only odd or even pages as the print target doesn't seem to address this issue, so I for a 30-page document I would probably end up with p1, then p30 on the other side, then p2, then p29...

Any clues?



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2 Pages on one side, doublesided
Authored by: sms on Sep 11, '02 01:04:32PM

You can also print 2 pages on one side with the following trick:
Make the Thumbnail Window (on the left) in Acrobat 4 columns wide, select only 2 of them, choose 2 pages on one in the Print MenuĀ“s layout tab, print pages 1&2, 5&6, ... -> change the paper to the other side and select the right 2 columns, print 2 pages on one side again on the backside of pages 1&2 come pages 3&4, on the backside of 5&6 come pages 7&8 and so on.
Saves even more paper and, if you print pages 3&4 in the same direction as 5&6 you can read 4 pages at once, giving you a nice overview!



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