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How Do I Print Double Sided

Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2015

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How do you print double sided from Adobe Reader?

I have tried 'File >> Print' which brings up the print dialogue box.

There are no options for double sided/duplex on the basic view. I have two options: 'Properties' and 'Advanced'. Properties also has an 'Advanced' option. The double sided/duplex option does not appear on any of these forms, even after I have expanded all the menus.

I have been searching the internet for days and I can't find an answer to this (what I though would be very simple) question.

My printer is capable of printing double sided so it is a setting in Adobe that is not showing up.

Hi,

Double Sided printing properties are part of printer function which can be accessed using Properties button after selecting the Printer from the Print dialog box in Acrobat app.

You can also have a look at this: Print double-sided | Acrobat, Reader

Thanks,

Abhishek

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How Do I Print Double Sided

Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2015

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How do you print double sided from Adobe Reader?

I have tried 'File >> Print' which brings up the print dialogue box.

There are no options for double sided/duplex on the basic view. I have two options: 'Properties' and 'Advanced'. Properties also has an 'Advanced' option. The double sided/duplex option does not appear on any of these forms, even after I have expanded all the menus.

I have been searching the internet for days and I can't find an answer to this (what I though would be very simple) question.

My printer is capable of printing double sided so it is a setting in Adobe that is not showing up.

Hi,

Double Sided printing properties are part of printer function which can be accessed using Properties button after selecting the Printer from the Print dialog box in Acrobat app.

You can also have a look at this: Print double-sided | Acrobat, Reader

Thanks,

Abhishek

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Hi,

Double Sided printing properties are part of printer function which can be accessed using Properties button after selecting the Printer from the Print dialog box in Acrobat app.

You can also have a look at this: Print double-sided | Acrobat, Reader

Thanks,

Abhishek

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Jul 29, 2016

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This doesn't help.  My printer is capable of printing double sided (I can print word documents that way); however, just does not give me the option when trying to print a PDF through Adobe.

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Mar 15, 2017

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The text box in that example is not the textbox that displays when you use "Print" in the newest version of Adobe Reader DC.

Can you please provide directions on where/how to find the double sided print option in the textbox here:

You see, I understand that these boxes are also associated with the printer however before updating to this version of Reader I was able to print all of my documents, double sided, on the same printer assigned there. There was previously a "check box" in the PAGE SIZING & HANDLING SECTION.

IF this is not a function of the DC Reader, how can I download an older version on my Windows 10 PC in order to be able to print properly?

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 18, 2017

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Hi nickl13567758,

Could you please check if Print on both sides is set under Printer's printing preferences?

1- Right-click on Start menu>click Control Panel>Devices and Printers

2- Select your printer>right-click>Printing preferences

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May 04, 2017

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I'm having the same issue. So where is the double side select button?

I have two Brother printers. After Installing Windows Crap 10,when I use the Adobe reader to print, there is no longer a selection for double sided printing. To clarify;

Both Brother printers have both sides set as observed from Control panel/ Devices and printers/ Printing preferences.

Both side printing works with other programs but I would prefer to use Reader if I can fix this.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 07, 2017

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Hi carlz36429114,

The double-sided print option should be visible under Print dialogue when you select your "Printer" from the drop-down options.

Below is the screenshot:

Could you please confirm Adobe Reader version you have on the machine?

For ex- in Acrobat Reader DC, click Help menu>and select About Adobe Reader DC.

Awaiting your response.

Shivam

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May 10, 2017

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I had the same issue - NO OPTION for DOUBLE SIDED in Print Dialogue. Try this Click Printer Properties / Quick Setup and under Additional Features check off Duplex Printing. I applied the new setting closed and reopened Print box and the option to print double sided appeared. Hope that helps!

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Aug 03, 2017

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With an Epson 3640 series 3 printer:

From the print dialog box you get when you select print look at the bottom and see "printer'. Click it, say "yes" if you get a warning, and you'll get the standard print info box. Where it says "layout" click the down arrow and look for "two sided print options". Turn it on and select the binding option you want. Click Print, you'll get the original print box, click print again and it'll print double sided.

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New Here ,
Aug 27, 2020

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Thank you! Enabling Duplex printing was the thing that worked for my Brother printer. I could print double-sided without enabling Duplex in other programs, but not Adobe Acrobat.

 

I went to Printers & Scanners, found my printer and clicked Manage, then Printer Properties, then Device Settings, then Installable Options, then for Duplex Unit I selected Installed. The Apply and Ok

 

What a ridiculous set of hoops to jump through!

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Sep 02, 2020

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Thanks so much, fbidwell.Your instructions were excellent. I had to use one additional step: after selecting Printer Properties I had to click on Change Properties and then continue with Device Settings and so on.

 

I completely agree with your comment: what a ridiculous set of hoops to jump through!

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2019

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I am having this problem too with adobe reader dc on a Mac. There is no box anywhere for printing on my duplex enabled printer. No option under properties, printer, paper, etc. inside of adobe.

Where do you enable 2 sided printing?

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New Here ,
May 30, 2019

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Here is an awkward work-around (I used to use this before double printing was standard):

1. Print all odd pages - reversed (odd first in case there's a blank last page)

2. Put the paper back in the printer (according to whatever direction your printer prints)

3. Print all even pages - reversed.

You should end up with a complete double-sided set.

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Community Beginner ,
May 31, 2019

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yeah, tks!  Ive tried that before and inevitably I get a jam, 2 pages get sucked up at the same time or something goes wrong and I have to do it over wasting time and ink and getting more frustrated.  Tks.  I have another thread going where these supposed know it all experts try to help and all they say it that its suppose to work.....  Cannon blames apple.  Apple says its adobes fault and adobe says it works....   blah, blah, blah.  works fine on pc and also in Mac apps - NOT adobe.   

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Aug 17, 2019

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So I have the opposite problem - its printing duplex when I want s/s. And only in acrobat. And no longer have the button to on/off the double sided print.

Followed the instructions on the Adobe page to get to the Utilities / Terminal only to get a lock where I enter my password (and I'm the owner, Admin, and only user of this printer!). No info how to unlock so no success.

The notable line on the Adobe page for this is: "Currently, the print settings in macOS take precedence over the print settings in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader." SOOOOO, there ya go: Adobe needs to fix this issue and keep print controls in Acrobat. It doesn't happen in any other program, so it can be done -- it is up to Adobe to fix. Soon I hope!

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Oct 17, 2019

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Hey folks! I was running into the same problem not being able to print double sided with Adobe Acrobat DC and in Illustrator. I've found a work around for Illustrator and I was so hoping the fix in Illustrator could be replicated in Adobe Acrobat, but unfortunately it didn't work.

 

See attachement above

This document had two pages that I wanted to print back to back. When I click on ALL pages it wouldn't print double sided. Then I tried clicking RANGE and put the entire document range from 1-2 pages and then hit print. It worked! So for those of you who have Illustrator and open your PDF in there to print, this is a little fix.

 

Best,

Sarah

 

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