13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2014 9:08 AM by HansMaier RSS

    Print multiple pages on sheet

    AremisBree Community Member

      I am using Adobe Reader and would like to print two copies of the same document on the same sheet. It doesn't seem to allow me to do that no matter what settings I put in the print dialog box or the printer driver. I have told it "2 up" and the paper size is 18 x 12, the document itself is 8.5 x 11 so there should be plenty of room. Can someone point me in the right direction?

       

      Thanks,

        Mark

        • 1. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
          shilpi Aggarwal Adobe Employee

          Hi AremisBree,

           

          Try the following steps:

           

          1. Launch the print dialog.

          2. Select the Page scaling as "Multiple Pages Per sheet"

          3. Choose "Custom" in "Pages Per sheet" and write 1 by 2 as the value.

           

          I hope this will resolve the issue at your end.

           

          Thanks,

          -Shilpi

          • 2. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
            AremisBree Community Member

            Thanks Shilpi,

             

            It didn't work. The preview still shows copy 1 on the far left side of the page with plenty of room on the right for copy 2 but even when I put to print 100 copies, it doesn't put two on a page. I guess the multiple pages per sheet only works with unique pages?

             

              Mark

            • 3. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
              shilpi Aggarwal Adobe Employee

              Hi,

               

              Could you please provide us the following information:

               

              1. Which version of Adobe Reader are you using?

              2. Which printer driver are you using?

              3. Which Wondows version are you using (XP/Vista/Win7)?

              4. Please upload the test file here.

               

              Thanks,

              -Shilpi

              • 4. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                ~graffiti CommunityMVP

                shilpi Aggarwal wrote:

                 

                4. Please upload the test file here.

                 

                Thanks,

                -Shilpi

                Can't be done any more. They've taken away all but image uploads.

                 

                You'll need to upload the file to a web space and then post the link here.

                • 5. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                  AremisBree Community Member

                  It's Adobe Reader 9.3.1

                  Printer is a Xante Ilumina Digital Press with the lastest PCL driver.

                  Windows 7

                  File is stored here: http://www.box.net/shared/m3cul6ek7h

                   

                  Thanks,

                    Mark

                  • 6. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                    Swati_S Community Member

                    As per my understanding of your problem, you have a one page PDF and you need to print 100 copies of the same page with page scaling of Multiple Pages per sheet.

                    If this is the problem then this can't be achieved using combination of Copies and Multiple Pages per sheet feature.

                    • 7. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                      Bernd Alheit CommunityMVP

                      - Make a copy of the file.

                       

                      - With Adobe Acrobat combine the two files to a new document.

                       

                      - Print this new document using "2 up".

                      • 8. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                        AremisBree Community Member

                        Thanks to everyone who helped. Ultimately, it turns out to be something I apparently can't do through my print driver (which doesn't make sense.) I unfortunately do not have Adobe Acrobat, though it may turn out to be necessary to get it in the near future.

                         

                        Thanks again,

                          Mark

                        • 9. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                          PRL Sean Community Member

                          I understand the workaround, but hate having to do it. In case anyone from Adobe is reading, why oh why must I used a workaround for what should be a basic feature? Not asking for complicated plug-in level imposing software, just take the excellent work you've done with multiple-page printing on a single sheet, and make it work with a single page. Please!

                          • 10. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                            Bernd Alheit CommunityMVP

                            ... why oh why must I used a workaround for what should be a basic feature?

                            That isn't a basic feature. It is a special requirement.

                            • 11. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                              .z.a.d.i.j.m. Community Member

                              Were you able to resolve this problem yet?

                              I was having the same problem a little while ago today but I finally figured it out.

                               

                              In order to print two pages (or in my case, three) to a sheet, two (three) pages need to be available in the document file, even if the two (three) pages per sheet are the same exact page.

                               

                              So I went into Acrobat with my document file (Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, version 8.3.0, is what I'm using) and inserted extra pages using the same file (under the Document tab on the menu bar) and then proceeded to try printing again. VOILA! The print preview was finally showing me three pages to one sheet and when I printed it out, SUCCESS!

                               

                              I realize that you asked your question a little more than a year ago, but I figured I'd respond to it anyway (even though I now notice that Bernd Alheit pretty much responded with the same thing). Hope it helps!

                              • 12. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                                ElWarboGrande Community Member

                                I know this is over three years old, but in case anyone else needs this, I figured out how to do it.

                                 

                                After setting the page scaling to "Multiple pages per sheet" all you have to do is repeat the page in the "pages" field. For instance, If I have a document that prints front and back and I want it to print 3 up, I would set the "pages per sheet" to 1 by 3 and then for the page range, I would enter 1,1,1,2,2,2. This tells Acrobat to print page 1 three times, then page 2 three times. Since it's set to 1 by 3, it will arrange 3 iterations to a sheet.

                                 

                                Hope that can still help someone here.

                                • 13. Re: Print multiple pages on sheet
                                  HansMaier Community Member

                                  This does the trick, thank you very much for the great idea - but only if the pdf has more than one page.

                                   

                                  When there is only one page (as in the original question and my case) the pdf the printing dialog "smartly" disables the radio buttons "current page" and especially "pages" with the field to enter page numbers (eg "1,1,1,1" when printing 4 similar pages on one sheet).