IE6 and double sided printing :-(

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Lars-Erik Østerud, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. I have setup my printer to print doublesided as default.

    But all normal application (incl Word etc) understand that if there is
    only one page there is no need to send a blank rear side page....

    But not IE6. It insist on always sending a blank rear side page, and
    then I have to take out the blank sheet, turn it round (manual
    handling for double sided printing) and put it back in...

    Why doesn't IE6 understand this?

    Is there a way to set IE6 to default to single-sided printing,
    leaving all other applications on double-sided?
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Sep 25, 2006
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  2. Lars-Erik Østerud

    Nick Guest

    What about if you specify explicitly Print Pages 1-3. Does it still assume
    that there are 4 pages?

    It hardly seems such a problem that you mention, to be honest - given that
    the whole thing seems to have be done manually.

    What do you do with Word with the blank 4th side or whatever?

    Nick, Sep 27, 2006
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  3. Yep :)
    For a number of pages over 1 you need to turn the stack to print the
    rear sides (it prints all the front sides first). And that is OK.

    But Word, Notepad and all other programs understand that if there is
    only 1 page there is no need to ask for a turn of the "stack" of
    papers, and since many printouts is one page that is very smart.

    But IE always print in a way that cause a turn even when one page
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Sep 27, 2006
  4. Lars-Erik Østerud

    Nick Guest

    Having used manual feed for eg letter-headed paper I realise that you are
    saying that you have to turn the page and feed the blank side.

    It won't continue printing until you have done so.

    With respect of all the problems that one has with printers this seems one
    of the less important - is it not easy for you to turn it off/on. I know
    that you are saving paper but the work you have to do for a 3-page webpage
    seems a lot.

    (I often have my printer spewing out hieroglyphics - nothing to do with IE).

    Nick, Sep 27, 2006
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