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Macintosh: Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Duplexing) in Mac OS v10.5

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Introduction

If a duplexer is installed on your product, you can use the product to print on both sides of the paper automatically or manually. This document explains how to change the print settings on a Macintosh computer to allow you to print on both sides of the paper, also known as duplexing.
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Follow these steps to automatically print on both sides of the paper.
  1. In the software program, click File, and then click Print.
    NOTE:In Mac OS 10.5, the Print window might be minimized. Click the blue down arrow next to the product model to see all available settings.
    Figure 1: Print window
    Image: Print window with blue arrow
  2. In the expanded Print window, click the down arrow next to the name of the program to see the available panels.
    Figure 2: Click the down arrow next to the name of the program
    Image: The down arrow next to the program name
  3. Select the Two-Sided Printing option. The Two-Sided Printing panel opens.
    Figure 3: Two-Sided Printing panel
    Image: Two-Sided Printing panel
  4. Select the check box next to Print Both Sides.
  5. Select one of the binding options. The icon on the left aligns the page in portrait orientation, and the icon on the right aligns the page in landscape orientation.
  6. When the duplexing option is set, click Print to print the document.
Follow these steps to manually print on both sides of the paper.
  1. In the software program, click File, and then click Print.
  2. Select the Printer.
  3. From the menu, select Paper Handling.
  4. For Pages to Print, select Odd Only.
    Figure 4: Select Odd Only
    Image: Select Odd Only
  5. For Page Order, select Automatic.
    Figure 5: Select Automatic
    Image: Select Automatic
  6. Change any other desired print settings, and then click Print.
    NOTE:Wait until all of the odd-numbered pages have printed before removing any of the printed pages from the output tray.
  7. After the odd-numbered pages have printed, reload the paper with the printed side facing up, according to the binding type and orientation selected.
    NOTE:The binding type depends on the way the paper is loaded into the paper tray after the odd numbered pages have printed.
  8. In the software program, click File, and then click Print.
  9. From the menu, select Paper Handling.
  10. For Pages to Print, select Even Only.
  11. For Page Order, select Automatic.
  12. Change any other desired print settings, and then click Print.

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