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Printing a single PDF document in duplex and simplex at the same time

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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I have a large PDF file with multiple customer documents in it.  Some customer's documents are 2 pages and some are 1 page - intermixed throughout the PDF file.  Is there a way to print the entire PDF at once so the 2-page documents print duplex and the 1-page documents print simplex?  Or maybe a way to split or extract the 2-page docs to a single file and the 1-page docs to a single file? 

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Acrobat would have no way of knowing which documents belong to which customers. What you can do is add blank pages after each single page document and then print the entire document duplex. 

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Its a lot of work but it can be done.  If all of your second pages actualy say "Page 2", you can do an advanced search for the word "Page 2"  then export the results as an excel file.  In Excel you would have to create a new column and create a formula  to subtract 1 from your search results number (example =B1-1).  Save the file as a csv,  open it in Microsoft word.  Do a find and replace to replace the hard return as a comma. Copy all of the numbers and open your PDF.  Click extract pages and paste in the numbers you copied from word.  Make sure you have "Delete extracted pages check box selected.   The result is two PDFs.  Single pages and duplex pages.

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