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There is often a need to print your PDF files on both sides of the page, commonly referred to as "Double Sided Printing" or "Duplex Printing". Sometimes, this is done to accommodate a particular format (such as that of a book), or just to save paper! However, if you are looking to print double sided PDFs, you need special software (and hardware) to fulfill this requirement. For instance, you need a printer that is capable of handling double sided printing. As for software, there are numerous PDF printers available in the market that will allow you to set your printing preferences for double sided printing. However, one particular software suite that stands out from all the rest is Wondershare PDFElement.

Part 1Tool You Need for Printing PDF on Double Sides

Wondershare PDFelement allows users to print PDF (print double sided PDF, print PDF with notes and annotations, print PDF with booklet), edit text, watermarks, graphics, digital signatures, and almost every other element in a PDF document. It also allows you to convert PDF files into numerous other file types, which include the most popular Microsoft Office files.

print double sided pdf

Wondershare PDFelement is commonly considered as the best option for editing PDF files because of its thoughtful design and a large variety of options. Along with being compatible for a number of popular file types, Wondershare PDFelement has an easy-to-use interface and includes all the file management features and options needed for corporate use. The software has a very competitive market position because of a very economical price against all these benefits. Some of the options Wondershare PDFelement provide you are:

  • Removing sensitive images and text from PDF documents permanently.
  • Adding comments, notes, and creating custom stamps. Highlighting, underlining, and striking out text.
  • Extracting some particular pages from a document to make a new PDF file according to your requirements.
  • Inserting new pages into a PDF document or replacing some pages of the document with other PDF files.
  • Preventing unauthorized access to the documents through passwords.
  • Separating large PDFs and combining different file formats such as PDF, MS Word, and MS Excel.
  • Creating a custom encrypted digital signature so you can sign PDF documents very quickly and easily.

Part 2The Easiest Way to Print a PDF in Double Sides

Here is how you can print a double sided PDF with Wondershare PDFelement

Step 1: Open PDF to Print

Run PDFelement on your computer. Open the PDF that you want to print. To do so, you can drag and drop the file directly into PDFelement. Alternatively, you can go to "File" and then select "Open" for selecting the PDF file that you wish to print.

Step 2: Set Printing Properties

Now, click on "File" again and select "Print" this time. From the "Print" menu, set the print settings according to your requirements. If you click on the "Printer Properties", you can set the printing orientation, page order, page per sheet as well as some advanced settings.

Step 3: Print Double Sided PDF

Under the "Print Mode" drop down options, click on "Multiple" and then choose "2 pages per sheet". Click on "Print" to forward the command to the printer.

Part 3Useful Tips on Printing Double Sided PDF

You can play a significant role in helping the environment by printing on both sides of a sheet. Try giving it a thought – consider a document which would need 1000 pages to be printed when you print on a single side only. The same document will take only 500 pages if you print on both the sides of every page.

Along with that, your documents will take up lesser space, you will need to buy fewer printing paper, and you will eventually save trees. Such an option is a win-win situation. Below are the steps you would need to follow if you want to set your printer to printing on both sides of a paper.

The most important thing here though is that you must have a printer that supports double-sided printing in order to print on both sides of a page. You can check with the manufacturer to ensure that your printer model supports printing on each side of a page. It usually needs a specific board or chip that supports this feature once it is installed. Companies which support duplex printing usually advertise it, so it’s a good idea to check the user’s manual for details.

When you’re buying a printer, make sure that you buy a model that supports duplex printing, because only these printers possess the capability to print double-sided pages. This will not only be a cost-effective decision, but will also help your environment and desktop (by reducing clutter).

It is also important to mention here that you can print double sided PDFs without a duplex printer. However, to do so, you would have to manually reinsert the page into your printer after every print. This might seem fine if you are looking to print a few pages, but if you have hundreds of pages to print, the task can get very tedious with a manual printer.

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Published: Aug 26,2016 17:35 pm / Updated: Apr 27,2017 16:53 pm

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