Opened 14 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#28 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Make it possible to print doublesided

Reported by: joachim@… Owned by: eros2
Priority: major Milestone: Feedback Pending
Component: Lucide Core Version: 1.3
Keywords: Cc:


Comment from a beta-tester:

Often when I get a pdf, depending on the subject, I prefer to print it. Back problems make online study a painful experience. What really bugs me is the lack of an option to print it on both sides of the paper. With a regular text document, I can do this with Wordperfect... Even works on dot matrix printer, which I prefer. To me, that feature would be a real Adobe buster.

regards, Malcolm

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by anonymous

Thinking a bit more about it, this is possible already with any application, if the printer settings are set correctly (and the printer supports it) So this may be no biggie after all, just use the eCS subsystem to handle the printing...

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by ktk

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Yes that's indeed not a problem of the application but of the printer driver. So rather an issue for Win32PRN or porting CUPS :-)

As soon as printer support is working this will work with any printer that supports duplex printing but for sure that is a must. I close the bug because of this.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by grimus

  • Milestone changed from RC to 1.4
  • Priority changed from minor to major
  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Version set to 1.3

eCUPS prints duplex fine here on my Lexmark c544dn (postscript printer) from OpenOffice?.org. However, Lucide prints single sided irrespective of the 'duplex' setting for the printer.

Paul Smedley maintains that there is some invalid postscript send by lucide (some strange headers, so that CUPS cannot add the duplex request). Can that be resolved?

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by diver

  • Milestone changed from 1.4 to Feedback Pending

afaik lucide doesn't add anything special to the header. could you eventually debug the output and see which part of the header is wrong? did you try latest beta? eventually something is fixed as we updated poppler backend

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by jojo

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Just tested this and setting the printjob to doublesided works fine (at least with Lucide 1.3.3 beta) so afaic we can close this ticket.

This is on a networked printer with the Gutenprint driver.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by Grimus

Doesn't work here. I selected 2 pages for printing in lucide 1.3.3 beta (2011-03-10), select double sided printing in printer properties and get 2 single-sided pages. However, I did not upgrade to the very latest eCUPS yet. Need to do this and try again.

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