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10.3: Easy double-sided printing technique System
A feature that I loved in Acrobat was the ability to print out the even pages, reversed off a PDF, then move them to the manual feeder and print the odd pages. This feature is now available in Panther, not just in Preview.

To use this, after clicking Print (or command-P), click the "Copies & Pages" pull-down menu and choose "Paper Handling."
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10.3: Easy double-sided printing technique
Authored by: varase on Nov 10, '03 12:05:51PM

Cool. Everythink you need to produced duplex prints on a non-duplex capable printer.

These capabilities were the reason I used to use Word to print text-only game guides.



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10.3: Easy double-sided printing technique
Authored by: createch on Nov 11, '03 06:43:48AM

I just want to add that usually there's a good reason a printer is non-duplexing. I've fixed enough messed up fusers to know that if your printer doesn't support duplexing, it's probably not a good idea to do it. The toner from the first side can fuser to the rollers while printing the second, leaving streaks all over your output. This can happen even after duplexing one time.

If you're already doing it and it works, who am I to argue? But it's usually not a very good idea.



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10.3: Easy double-sided printing technique-Enhanced
Authored by: MtnBiker on Nov 10, '03 03:20:13PM

I discovered this two and took it one step further. I set up a Custom Page for even pages and another for odd pages (I also set medium quality). This works really well because when you go to print the other side, your previous selection is selected and you choose the other (this probably sounds obvious, but most programs would have the default selected, so this reminds you what you've already done). The minor down side is that if you quickly go through the print dialog expecting all pages to print, you'll only get half of them.

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