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Booklet printing pages upside down

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Apr 13, 2010

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Please help!!!

I have wasted alot of time and paper today trying to figure out why this is happening!

When I go to print a booklet, some of the inside pages are printed upside down.

I have gone through every single setting in both Indesign and my printer settings and cannot workout wots going on!

When I go to print the booklet, the preview panel shows everything correct, but wot prints out is all over the place.

Please someone help before I pull my hair out! lol x

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Guide on using Print Booklet feature in InDesign - WSA

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Booklet printing pages upside down

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Apr 13, 2010

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Please help!!!

I have wasted alot of time and paper today trying to figure out why this is happening!

When I go to print a booklet, some of the inside pages are printed upside down.

I have gone through every single setting in both Indesign and my printer settings and cannot workout wots going on!

When I go to print the booklet, the preview panel shows everything correct, but wot prints out is all over the place.

Please someone help before I pull my hair out! lol x

I found this article to be helpful in printing booklets from InDesign.

Guide on using Print Booklet feature in InDesign - WSA

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It's probably to do with your printer settings, you'll have to go through them and see what's going on.

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I don't think I've ever seen a case where this wasn't due to using the wrong page flip direction in the duplexer settings, which are inthe print driver setup. Whatever you've fot selected now, choose the other one. DIfferent printers use differerent names for the settings, but they all do the same thing, either flip around the long edge of the paper or flip around the short edge. There just aren't any other possibilities.

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When you say some of the pages is it random pages or is it all the back are upside down (or the fronts, for that matter)? If all your back pages are upside down, it's clearly a setting. If you're printing head to head, try printing head to foot or vice versa.

Also be sure your print drivers are current for your computer/printer.

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If it is only a few pages it can't really be settings... the duplex setting refers to the whole book.  Maybe you have used the wrong imposition and the number of pages in a flat is incorrect.  Does the book have placed EPS or PDF's?

Also, an obvious question, did you start with a conventional file with one page flats and no 'manual' rotation of contents?

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Thank you!!!  Thank you!!!

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Well wouldnt you know it!

I changed the printer setting to 'flip on short edge' which dosnt make any sense, but it worked!

All the pages printed out the right side up.

Thanks everyone for your help!

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The language can seem seem counterintuitive. My digital printer uses the term front and rear for pulling a sheet. And even weirder, if front is the top of the sheet, rear is the side of the sheet when one would think it's the bottom. I'm constantly choosing front when I need rear and entering a positive # when I need a negative # when trying to align the back of a sheet to the front. Usually takes me a good 5-10 test sheets before I get good registration.

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natbas Choosing Flip on short edge worked. Thanks so much for sharing. Spent three hours over the weekend trying to figure this one out.

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The flip edge refers to the edge of the sheet in the printer, not the page in the layout. When you impose your booklet your portrait oriented "long" edge of your document page is now parallel to the short edge of the printer sheet.

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My Canon MP560 has no phrase " flip short edge".  In the Duplex Printing & Margin settings set the Print Area as "use reduced printing" and the Stapling Side as "short-side stapling (TOP).  Even though we are using same language each device/user has own interpretation.

Hope this helps the Canon folks!

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Same issue for me. Ended up with a quick fix by putting short-edge binding!

Thanks

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That was an issue for me.

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I found this article to be helpful in printing booklets from InDesign.

Guide on using Print Booklet feature in InDesign - WSA

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I had the same problem!!  Thank you for posting and thank you to everyone who suggested the short-edge binding in printer settings!!  YES YES YES - SO HAPPY!

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