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How do I print single sided on a Mac or turn off double-sided printing.

New Here ,
Apr 25, 2017

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How do I turn off double-sided printing on a Mac? The archives had an answer for this question for a PC but I am using a Mac laptop. Thank you.

Hi all,

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

A new help page has been published for this issue: Unable to print double-side or single-side in Acrobat on Mac.

Please let us know how it works for you.

-Tariq Dar

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How do I print single sided on a Mac or turn off double-sided printing.

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Apr 25, 2017

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How do I turn off double-sided printing on a Mac? The archives had an answer for this question for a PC but I am using a Mac laptop. Thank you.

Hi all,

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

A new help page has been published for this issue: Unable to print double-side or single-side in Acrobat on Mac.

Please let us know how it works for you.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 25, 2017

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Hi Michellem72192596,

On mac computer you can also change the settings to turn off the double sided printing.

You may refer to the help document to see how it works- Print double-sided | Adobe Acrobat, Reader

Let us know if it doesn't work for you.

Regards,

Akanchha

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New Here ,
Feb 01, 2019

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OK, ive been through this whole thread and nothing works. Adobe have decided I'm only ever going to be able to print double-sided which i don't want. Please, can we have an answer on how to disable this? It cant be that difficult surely?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 10, 2017

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Actually this isn't correct .  See attached image of print screen on MAC  there is not place to turn off double sided printing.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 10, 2017

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Here's a jpg of image and copy and paste didn't seem to work..

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 11, 2017

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You will only get the option to turn Off/On the double sided printing, if your printer support's that.

The picture shared above doesn't show the option to Off/On double sided printing because the printer doesn't support this?

-Akanchha

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New Here ,
Oct 19, 2017

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That is not true.  I am trying to turn off 2 sided printing.  I can turn it off on most other ap's but cannot turn it off on Acrobat Pro DC.  It is the only ap that doesn't show a 2 sided option when I open the settings.  Yet, it only lets me print 2 sided.

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2017

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This seems like the wrong answer to me. It has nothing to with the printer. I have a printer that shows me the option to print single sided on my windows pc, but not on my mac.

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New Here ,
Nov 08, 2017

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I agree with you.  I can't find the button to turn off double sided printing.  Adobe is the only application on which I have this problem.  Akanchha - help!!!

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 09, 2017

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Hi Frankm,

As shared above, that you can not see an option to turn the Off the duplex printing. So is it a problem with all the files that you print in Acrobat or any specific one?

Can you please check the document's properties and see whether the document itself is allowed to print simplex or only duplex?

Open PDF in Acrobat>Right click>Document Properties> Advanced>Printing dialog presets

Regards,

Akanchha

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2017

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I have the same problem with my Mac and Adobe.

I checked the document properties as you suggested and "Simplex" is highlighted.  The document is printing duplex.  This never used to happen before.  Help

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2017

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I am having this same issue right now!! No options anywhere to turn this off. This wasn't happening a week ago.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 11, 2017

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I am also having this issue since upgrading to High Sierra on my MacBook Air. I believe it is an iOS problem ACROBAT can you please troubleshoot this

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New Here ,
Dec 14, 2017

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This issue has NEVER been properly answered. I also can't print single sided. You can't change the settings in properties, but even if I could, it is set correctly to simplex. WHY has this been marked "Answered"? It has been incorrectly answered.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2018

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Mine saids "simplex" but it's constantly printing duplex! Where's Acrobat's answer. This is 2018.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 06, 2018

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I cannot print single sided. I have the latest, etc. And Adobe not answering! Please give "correct answer" This is January 2018.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 09, 2018

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Hi All,

We apologize for the delay in response to your query.

The printer you are working with, if its a work computer then you need to check it with your IT team whether by default it has been set to the duplex or not? If the application's printer settings are correct (as suggested above),then Its a printer configuration issue with the iOS, application itself doesn't have any role in it.

You can try updating Printer Driver as suggested in- Troubleshoot PDF printing in Acrobat and Reader 

We can test the same document at our end using the same platform, to check whether the issue is reproducible or not.

"You can share the file with us via email. And you can send it to the email that is shared via private message. Please do mention your forum thread in the subject"

Regards,

Akanchha

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New Here ,
Jan 12, 2018

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It's possible to print single-sided on my printer -- but NOT from Reader, because the choice is no longer available (as shown by one of the other posters).

Please fix ASAP.

I should clarify -- my printer seems to have changed its default from single-sided to double-sided; this may be part of a Mac system update, since Word now does this by default also.  But I can print choose to print PDFs single-sided or double-sided when I open them in Safari (another commenter has mentioned Preview).

This option needs to be available on Reader as well.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2018

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Adobe is not addressing the issue their latest update created. They must know there's a problem and completely ignoring us. I too have to print single sheets. At tax time, this is horrible! Ijm looking into an alternative to Adobe. If anyone has found one, let me know. Thanks, Linda

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2018

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Akanchha, please address the obvious, this is an Adobe problem. Can you imagine doing pages and pages single pages at a time on a printer!.. because Adobe messed you up! Can you imagine your hand and mouse going, click click click click.. Linda

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2018

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Yes this is so annoying ... Adobe blamed Apple OS in this thread previously. So ... not sure if they just plan to pass the buck, or what. Would be nice if they solved it vs. taking the easy way out!

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2018

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Do you realize you have been saying the same things since AT LEAST October 2017. Do you not get it! It does not work. How do I and/or we elevate this to the next level. Do away with double sided and/or allow single sided printing... This is Tax season.. do any of you do taxes??? Are any of you in college? Do any of you print checks... multiple checks. How would you like checks printed on back of another check!!! You think this is funny!

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2018

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Hi, any news from Adobe in fixing mandatory double sided printing... Answer me, why does this print double sided and/or 2 sided?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 03, 2019

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Look.  Everyone is having this problem. The workaround is to save the pdf and open in Preview and print from there.  But in OSX print preferences, I have double sided unchecked, but Adobe gives no options and prints double sided.

This is a joke.  We are meant to be saving paper, but Adobe is wasting it because they refuse to fix this issue despite us paying a fortune for CC.

Why don't you do the following.

1.  Fresh install Acrobat DS.

2.  Open a 2 or more page pdf.

3.  Go to print.  Take a screenshot of the options as they are.

4.  Print.  You'll see it's double sided.

5.  Go to print options in mac and click off double sided printing.  Take screen shot

6.  Print again.

7.  When this is still double sided, go to Adobe print options and tell us what you are changing.  Take a screen shot.

8.  Print.  And tell us if it's too sided or not.

Why should we pay up to 50 quid a month for something that doesn't work properly?

Every other app makes this work.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 03, 2019

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All those options in Prefs are greyed out on a mac,

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New Here ,
Jun 14, 2019

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I second that!

Its totally bullshit, to say it straight out!

Adobe, get your shit together, cause this is way beyond ridiculous!

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2019

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I had all the issues people have mentioned above.  Mac, always printing double sided pdfs and only when printing with Adobe.

I fixed the problem by uninstalling acrobat, rebooting, then reinstalling acrobat.     I am running IOS 10.14.5 and Adobe Acrobat 19.12.20034.328841

Hope this helps and post if it fixed your problem.  Now you know why Steve Jobs killed flash.  Poor quality.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2019

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este pograma não funciona queiram por favor proceder ao estorno do meu pagamento com a maior brevidade, sem outro assunto Manuel Carmo

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Dec 19, 2017

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I am also having this problem with Acrobat Reader DC and High Sierra.  This wasn't happening last month. 

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New Here ,
Jan 02, 2018

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I cannot believe that Adobe has not been able to answer this question.  Do they ever look at their own product?  There is no option in my version of Adobe (Adobe Acrobat ProDC Continuous Release version 2018.009.20050) to print single sided.  Everything comes out double sided no matter what I do.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 03, 2018

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It is most annoying. They have not bothered to reply. I just print from Preview, which WORKS. I suspect this is Apple’s fault, somehow. But, not sure!

Laura Lynch

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Lynchpin Ideas, LLC

(816) 674-1724

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2018

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This did it! Finally! A way to print one sided on a mac

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