printing on the duplexer – a how-to guide
The lab recently got a duplexer for the printer, which
allows printing on both sides of the paper. In order to take advantage of it,
you need to configure your printer driver to let it know that it has this
option. It’s simple, takes about 2 minutes. Here’s what to do.
- Log in
as administrator. This is a system configuration task which only
privileged users have permission to do.
- Go to
Start>Settings>Printers. You should see icons for Acrobat Distiller,
and at least two to the printer. One of these will be marked by a little
check mark in a circle, indicating that it’s your default printer.
on the default printer, select Properties (at the bottom, probably).
on the tab called ‘Configure’ (probably all the way over on the right).
Paper Handling Options (left-hand side) you’ll see a checkbox called
‘Duplexing Unit’. Check it. (If this item is “grayed out”, you do not have
sufficient privileges to change the printer configuration. See item 1.)
printer icon will change, showing a new “layer” at the bottom.
The final step: In order to use the duplexing feature when
you print, go to the ‘Finishing’ tab on the print dialog that comes up. An area
that was formerly blank now contains several new items, including one that
allows you to check ‘Print on Both Sides’.