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    Question Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    I'm having a big problem. I have a few large PDF documents that I need to print. To save paper, I want to use the "Booklet" (brochure) format (I have a printer that can print double-sided).

    From the Adobe Reader print dialogue, the main setting is Page Scaling > Booklet Printing.

    The problem is that Adobe Reader prints every reverse side of each page upside-down, so of course the result doesn't work out.

    I've fiddled with the print settings in the Adobe print dialogue, but I haven't managed to solve this problem. I don't see anything useful in the Adobe help pages.

    Can anyone help?
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    Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

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    Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    I'm having a big problem. I have a few large PDF documents that I need to print. To save paper, I want to use the "Booklet" (brochure) format (I have a printer that can print double-sided).

    From the Adobe Reader print dialogue, the main setting is Page Scaling > Booklet Printing.

    The problem is that Adobe Reader prints every reverse side of each page upside-down, so of course the result doesn't work out.

    I've fiddled with the print settings in the Adobe print dialogue, but I haven't managed to solve this problem. I don't see anything useful in the Adobe help pages.

    Can anyone help?
    Try any other double-sided formate than booklet.
    Also try other readers, such as envice/okular/xpdf

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    Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    Quote Originally Posted by lkjoel View Post
    Try any other double-sided formate than booklet.
    How do you mean? I specifically want to print brochure.

    Quote Originally Posted by lkjoel View Post
    Also try other readers, such as envice/okular/xpdf
    Evince and xpdf don't have that option. Okular does the same thing as Adobe -- prints the underside upside-down.

    OpenOffice, on the other hand, prints perfectly in brochure. I can't understand why Adobe and Okular should in invert the undersides whereas OpenOffice prints correctly.

    Thanks for your ideas, unfortunately I'm no further.
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    Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    How do you mean? I specifically want to print brochure.


    Evince and xpdf don't have that option. Okular does the same thing as Adobe -- prints the underside upside-down.

    OpenOffice, on the other hand, prints perfectly in brochure. I can't understand why Adobe and Okular should in invert the undersides whereas OpenOffice prints correctly.

    Thanks for your ideas, unfortunately I'm no further.
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    The Adobe is forcing a duplex setting of 'flip on short side' when selecting booklet printing and will not let you change it.

    It acts like adobe is flipping the other side, then telling the printer to flip it again, causing it to be upside down!

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    Exclamation Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    I finally got it to work.

    Here are my settings:

    pages: xxx - yyy
    subset: all pages
    [X] REVERSE PAGES
    Copies: nnn
    Page Scaling: booklet
    Booklet subset: both sides
    [X] AUTOROTATE PAGES
    Orientation: Portrait

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    Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    OK, this is really weird...

    Two days ago, I printed a 36-page PDF, booklet, double-sided, and it worked perfectly. I had forgotten about this problem so I thought nothing of it.

    Today, after you posted, as an experiment I printed the same document, and this time it's printing upside down on the second page!

    Last edited by Paddy Landau; May 3rd, 2011 at 12:47 PM.
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    Smile Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    Quote Originally Posted by ᏩᏯwaya View Post
    I finally got it to work.
    Here are my settings:
    Yay! It works! Thank you so much!
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    Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    Aargh! It's happening again. Even with the settings from ᏩᏯwaya (post 6).

    Any help, anyone, please?
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    Re: Adobe Reader prints alternate pages upside-down with booklet printing

    This might not be a problem with Adobe Reader. It might be a problem with your printer.

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