Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2010
    Set duplex as default
    I have connected my newly bought Mac Mini (running Snow Leopard) to my HP Color LaserJet CM2320fxi MFP printer. After upgrading the firmware according to directions found on the web, I can print in duplex mode. Alas, when I print (I tried from OpenOffice and Adobe PDF viewer) I have to check the "duplex" box each time. My choice doesn't persist between prints. I did check the "duplex" option in the Printer Options as accessed from the System Preferences. I also grep'ed for "duplex" through my home dir and also /etc, hoping to find a text file that contains the default, but no luck.

    Can someone help me ?


  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Moved to appropriate forum.

    The duplex option is a function of the driver which is supplied by HP and really has nothing to do with printing from OO or PDF. The best I can suggest is to see if there are updated drivers from HP for your printer. If not, you may have to live with checking off the duplex option each time you print.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Apr 24, 2011
    duplex printing from Adobe
    The problem seems to be that Adobe maintains as part of a document properties a Print Dialog Preset that controls printing options, including duplex. (This can be set under File/Properties/Advanced in Adobe Acrobat). So the question is how to convince programs that generate PDF to set the document property to duplex, or convince the HP driver to ignore the Printer Dialog Presets that are part of the document properties.

    Help is welcome.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Set Default Margins
    By Seevee in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-19-2011, 03:57 PM
  2. Setting duplex printing by default
    By Rich Tea in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-26-2011, 07:27 AM
  3. How do I set a default application?
    By Nimraynn in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-30-2009, 07:33 PM
  4. Logic Pro Set To Default
    By uneek78 in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-31-2008, 09:00 PM
  5. How to set default applications?
    By Slokunshialgo in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-24-2006, 09:52 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts