Duplex printing


L

Len B

I have a workbook with 4 spreadsheets, each taking 1 page to print.
I want Sheet 2 to print on the reverse side of Sheet 1 and Sheet 4
on the reverse of Sheet 3 so that all four pages of data takes
2 sheets of paper to print.

I have tried selecting 2 sheets at a time and 4 sheets at a time
but printing result is always single sided even though "duplex"
is selected in printer properties. In the Print dialog box I have
tried selecting "Active Sheets", "Entire Workbook" and even
"Selection". Eventually, by printing to a PDF creator, I have
concluded that Excel is treating each tab is a separate print
job. i.e. I get 4 separate PDFs.

I'm sure I've done this successfully before but I can't remember how.
 
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D

Dave Peterson

My printer doesn't support duplex printer.

So I print the odd pages first, then turn the pages upside down and refeed them
to the printer when I print the even number pages.
 
D

Dave Peterson

I didn't notice that this was for a PDF printer.

One trick is to insert new sheet.
Then select your first range (on the first worksheet).
Edit|copy

go to the new sheet
Shift-Edit|Paste picture link

And do the same with the second range (on the second worksheet).

And so forth...

And by pasting a link, it'll change if you change any of the copied cells.

(Don't forget to insert page breaks appropriately.)

Then print that new sheet.
 
D

Dave Peterson

One more thought...

There are utilities for PDF's that allow you to combine multiple PDF's into a
single pdf.

You may want to print each sheet and use a utility like that.
 
L

Len B

Thanks Dave.
No. It isn't for a PDF printer. Rather than kill all the trees
on the planet I eventually decided to used the PDF idea instead.
That way I can still see what's going on without wasting all that
ink and paper.

It isn't realistic to fiddle with re-feeding paper. The printer is
a network printer and as soon as you put non-standard paper in it,
someone else always manages to print on it, ruining your job and theirs.

I'll try the linking idea. I guess I could put all 4 links on one new
sheet and just send that sheet to the printer as a single job.

I was sure I'd done something like this before but ...
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Len
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| One more thought...
|
| There are utilities for PDF's that allow you to combine multiple PDF's
into a
| single pdf.
|
| You may want to print each sheet and use a utility like that.
|
| Len B wrote:
| >
| > I have a workbook with 4 spreadsheets, each taking 1 page to print.
| > I want Sheet 2 to print on the reverse side of Sheet 1 and Sheet 4
| > on the reverse of Sheet 3 so that all four pages of data takes
| > 2 sheets of paper to print.
| >
| > I have tried selecting 2 sheets at a time and 4 sheets at a time
| > but printing result is always single sided even though "duplex"
| > is selected in printer properties. In the Print dialog box I have
| > tried selecting "Active Sheets", "Entire Workbook" and even
| > "Selection". Eventually, by printing to a PDF creator, I have
| > concluded that Excel is treating each tab is a separate print
| > job. i.e. I get 4 separate PDFs.
| >
| > I'm sure I've done this successfully before but I can't remember how.
| >
| > --
| > Len
| > ______________________________________________________
| > remove nothing for valid email address.
|
| --
|
| Dave Peterson
 
B

Bernard Liengme

I too have notice this. One cannot print the whole workbook and have double
side printing - each worksheet starts on a new physical page. I found the
PDF method OK but slow. I printed all sheets and then combined the PDF
files. It is a bit slow!
best wishes
 
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Queenie Chong

I'm also finding any long-term solution for this problem.
You may use this method to print as one file on the printing dialogue:

1. Select "Page(s) From __ to __"
2. Select "Active sheet(s)"
3. Press "OK"
 
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M

Michael.Tarnowski

I'm also finding any long-term solution for this problem.
You may use this method to print as one file on the printing dialogue:

 1. Select "Page(s) From __ to __"
 2. Select "Active sheet(s)"
 3. Press "OK"

Len B said:
I have a workbook with 4 spreadsheets, each taking 1 page to print.
I want Sheet 2 to print on the reverse side of Sheet 1 and Sheet 4
on the reverse of Sheet 3 so that all four pages of data takes
2 sheets of paper to print.
I have tried selecting 2 sheets at a time and 4 sheets at a time
but printing result is always single sided even though "duplex"
is selected in printer properties. In the Print dialog box I have
tried selecting "Active Sheets", "Entire Workbook" and even
"Selection". Eventually, by printing to a PDF creator, I have
concluded that Excel is treating each tab is a separate print
job. i.e. I get 4 separate PDFs.
I'm sure I've done this successfully before but I can't remember how.

Hi Len,
have a look at the fineprint printing tools: www.fineprint.com
HTH Michael
 

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