There is a known issue with Adobe Reader 10.1.2 and it having duplex printing ticked by default.
When printing, could you try unticking the box that says "Print on both sides of the paper", assuming it is ticked.
This option is about half way down in the Print dialog box, when you select File > Print.
I am having the same problem! There is no print both sides option in my window. Workaround not fixing the problem!
What version of Adobe Reader are you using? The "print on both sides" option is new and only available in version 10.1.2 and above.
You can find out your version by selecting Help > About Adobe Reader.
Adobe Reader X 10.1.2 is the one I am using but I don't see the print on both sides option. Hmm what does that mean?
The option should be there, after you select the File menu and then select Print. The dialog box pops up with the options to choose which printer you want to print to and how many pages, etc.
The option to print on both sides is about half way down the dialog box.
If you still can't see it, I'd suggest that your Adobe Reader isn't installed properly.
You should uninstall it and then download the latest version again and reinstall.
I uninstalled Adobe Reader and then downloaded the latest version and reinstalled and it said it was successful.
However printing my electric bill is not. And the options to print both sides is still not visible.
Could I ask - are you printing from within the web browser? (Firefox?)
Is there any possibility you can save the PDF to a folder on your computer or onto the Desktop so that you can double-click on it to open directly into Adobe Reader (thereby excluding the browser from the process).
Then try printing from there.
My thoughts are that the print dialog box you're seeing is the Firefox dialog box (instead of the one that belongs to Adobe Reader).
Yes I have tried saving it several ways. Still doesn’t work.
Does your print dialog look anything like the one in the example on the page:
I have to stay I'm stumped. I can't think of any good reason why the "print on both sides" option wouldn't be there if you are using Reader 10.1.2 - other versions of Reader don't have the option.
I exited the account I was using.
Logged onto a different account.
They are both administrative accounts.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the new Adobe Reader program.
And I was able to print! And I could see the print on both sides option!
I went back and checked in the other account and still same problem.
Is it a problem with the system configuration? What would it be?
This suggests that the Windows account profile for that particular user is corrupt.
Adobe Reader stores it's files in several locations. Some of those locations are specific to the whole machine and some are specific to the account that is logged on. It also stores information in a database called the registry - which again is split into machine specific areas and user specific areas.
The easiest way I've come across to overcome this problem is to create a new user account with administrative privileges and then copy the files from the old (corrupted) account to the new account. After doing this and that you're sure you're happy that you have everything copied over - you then delete the old (corrupted) account and continue using the new one.
It's a bit of a long drawn out process but the easiest way.
Here's how to do it in Windows XP:
Hope this helps.
I was able to print the PDF from outside the Adobe Reader software. I right-clicked on the document icon and selected 'Print'. Document printed fine.
Then going back into Adobe Reader X, I am now able to print the PDF from within the Reader. Very weird !
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My problem appears to be fixed. I can print now and the print menu appears the way it should.
I went to the Control Panel, selected Programs and Features.
Then I selected the Adobe Reader program.
Instead of uninstall so I could reinstall(something I had already done several times) I selected CHANGE.
It then fixed whatever the issue was!
I tried this, but it didn’t help!
But selecting Change instead of Uninstall did in the Programs and Feature part of the Control Panel.
This didn’t work for me. Actually it would print something when I tried this, which was an improvement over nothing.
However it was just a fraction of the web page that I needed. And then still nothing when I went back to the Reader.
Could you please try and reinstall your printer driver and see if the problem lies with the same cause printing a web page does not involve Reader per se.
Actually reinstalling my printer driver was one of the first things I tried.
See comment #15 for what worked for me! It doesn’t make sense to me why a CHANGE to Adobe Reader worked as opposed to an UNINSTALL and REINSTALL, which I tried several times, but that is what worked for me!