[Solved] Printing both sides of paper

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[Solved] Printing both sides of paper

Postby steamman » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:24 pm

Hi I have some letters which I want to put on to two sides of an A4 sheet. Some letters are many pages, I should like to know if I can print say pages 1,3,5,7,9, and the other sides 2,4,6,8 and so on. What I am trying to say is, Page 1 on one side page 2 on reverse.
I have an Epson 212 XP and I contacted them to ask, The reply came that it is the Application which can determine the dual page print not the software nor the printer.
Is there a menu in Open Office which can provide this function
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Re: Printing both sides of paper.

Postby RoryOF » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:26 pm

A quick answer offering a workaround. If you place numbers 1,3,5 etc in the Selection box you will print only those pages and then etc 6,4,2 for the inverted paper stack. Easiest perhaps to /File /Export as PDF, then print from Adobe Reader which will allow printing odd or even pages and also reverse order.

There may be a setting to do this in OpenOffice, but I suspect it will be printer dependant; I haven't time to investigate at present.

 Edit: I've just had a very quick look and can see no "print odd"/"Print even" page settings in OpenOffice for my two printers (Samsung scx4570 and Epson WP4535).
I think the PDF route using Adobe Reader may be the easiest and quickest solution. 
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Re: Printing both sides of paper.

Postby steamman » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:58 pm

Many thanks Rory OF fully understood solved
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Re: Printing both sides of paper. solved

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:10 pm

Now that they are of reasonable cost, I would never recommend purchase of a new printer that did not do automatic double-sided printing. An existing printer needs the above workaround.
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Re: [Solved] Printing both sides of paper

Postby Mt.Lofty » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:23 am

I spent days wondering why when I printed a two page document the EPSON WorkForce WF-7610 would Duplex (print the two pages front and back of a single sheet.

Today, from within Open Office instead of selecting the Print Direct button I went to the top line File, Print and found a box Two-Sided When the box is unticked then the printer does not Duplex.

Just what I wanted!!
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Re: [Solved] Printing both sides of paper

Postby robleyd » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:44 am

From the offline help - F1

Print File Directly
Click the Print File Directly icon to print the active document with the current default print settings. These can be found in the Printer Setup dialog, which you can call with the Printer Settings menu command.
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