Manual Duplexing


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Peter T. Daniels

I used "booklet fold" to format (very nicely) a document into a 16-
page booklet.

I then printed it. There is a checkbox for "Manual Duplexing," and
that was what I wanted to do.

A window said "move the printed pages to the input tray and press OK."

It did not say "reverse the order of the printed pages and move them
to the input tray."

It printed the first side as 16/1 through 10/7.

It printed the second side as 2/15 through 8/9.

Thus my booklet reads 1,8,3,6,5,4,7,2,15,10,13,12,11,14,9,16.

Is this Word's stupidity, or HP's?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Well, perhaps neither or both. It may depend on whether your printer outputs
face-up or face-down. But when I used to create booklets manually (per
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/BookletPrinting.htm), I had to set
"Reverse print order" for the second path. That was a little different
situation, though, as I wasn't really duplexing, just printing the second
half of the page (printing odd or even pages first, then even or odd pages
in reverse order).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Peter T. Daniels

That's what I do when I print a booklet from a pdf (tip: use Acrobat
to crop page edges to 5.5 x 8.5 or as close to it as possible to
minimize shrinkage). But I figured since Word went to all the trouble
of setting up the booklet, I might as well let it do its automatic
thing.

There's no way to set the print order for the fronts vs. the backs,
since a single click produces all the pages. It would have to be two
separate Print commands.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Yes, this is poor design. I've said since it was introduced in Word 2002
that the "Book fold" feature wasn't ready for prime time, and it has not, so
far as I can tell, been improved one jot since then.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

That's what I do when I print a booklet from a pdf (tip: use Acrobat
to crop page edges to 5.5 x 8.5 or as close to it as possible to
minimize shrinkage). But I figured since Word went to all the trouble
of setting up the booklet, I might as well let it do its automatic
thing.

There's no way to set the print order for the fronts vs. the backs,
since a single click produces all the pages. It would have to be two
separate Print commands.
 

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