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I've occasionally found that it's not possible to customize printing (e.g. double-sided, two pages per sheet, etc.) in some applications (Eudora, for one). The extra options simply aren't available in the Print dialog box.

I discovered a relatively simple solution to this problem: Just open any file with an application that allows such customization (Word, Acrobat Pro, etc.), customize the print settings as desired, and then cancel printing.

Now you can go back to the troublesome application and choose Last Used Settings from the Presets pop-up menu, and the system will use the more-complete settings from the other application.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one, as most of the apps I use have the full print dialog available.]
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Customize printing from any application
Authored by: Anonymous on May 18, '10 08:49:50AM

Eudora? Seriously?



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Customize printing from any application
Authored by: PatrickS on May 18, '10 10:18:49AM

Or you can just print to PDF first and then use Preview.app to adjust print settings and print the document.



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Customize printing from any application
Authored by: Frederico on May 18, '10 01:05:15PM

This is a good hint that I've used in years past, but thankfully not had to recently. Thanks for getting this in the database. I think it needs more text and keywords, however, to become 'google-ready' so as to be of use to frustrated printers.

Print Options Missing in Print Dialog -- solution and workaround
Unable to find print on both sides (duplex) option
unable to find advanced print functions and options
advanced printer features missing



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Customize printing from any application
Authored by: asmeurer on May 18, '10 02:32:12PM

It probably would be better to just save the preset, instead of relying on Last Used Settings, especially if you do the same thing often.

Another option as someone else noted is to just save as PDF and print from Preview. You don't even have to save it. Just choose "Open PDF in Preview" and choose Print from the File menu (don't click on the print button, which won't give you the options again) and set your options from there. That's the way it works in Snow Leopard, at least.



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