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Old 01-27-2006, 12:52 AM   #1
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Printing on both sides of the paper

I have a redhat 9.0 machine and I had configured Network Printer(LaserJet) using KDE. I wanted print documents on both sides of the paper. kprinter(0.0.1) doesnt provide an for 'Printing on both sides'. I have LPRng-3.8.19 and there is no "Duplex" option. Finally I tried with "a2ps". This is the command I tried.

$ a2ps -s2 --quiet --no-header -d foo.txt

This prints two pages on the single side. I want to print two pages on both the sides of the paper. The a2ps version is "GNU a2ps 4.13".

I was trying to use some GUI applications to print on both sides of the paper, but no application had that option. So atlast I wanted to try a command line tool. I wasted a few number of papers. So, please suggest some applications or give me some ideas which can allow me to print on both sides of the paper.

Old 01-27-2006, 07:40 AM   #2
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if you have cups installed and elect it as your print server rather than lpr you can choose print odd pages say 1-9 then remove papers and align then then print even 2-10?
Old 01-27-2006, 07:45 AM   #3
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Turboprint gives you access to a lot more of the printer options. Also, it is very much dependent on the "fornt-end" driver in the particular application.

If it makes you feel better, I believe that printing is one of the major flaws in the current Linux state of the art.


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