Duplex Settings Steps (PC)

Step 1:

Duplex Printing refers to a feature of modern printers that allows them to print on both sides of a sheet of paper. This setting must be enabled on the computer before the print job is sent to the printer.

Note: Each time a lab computer is turned on, it is set back to the default duplex setting of 2-Sided Print, meaning that the document will be printed to both sides of the sheet.

In the application, select Print.

You will be prompted to enter your computer logon (Active Directoryusername and password.

Select Print

Step 2:

Then, click the Properties or Preferences button.

Note: In some applications, this button will be replaced with a Preferences button that performs the same function.

Click properties or preferences

 

Step 3:

In the 2-Sided Printing drop-down menu, select the appropriate option:

  • 1-Sided Print - This option disables the duplex feature. The result is that only one side of the sheet will be printed to.

  • 2-Sided Print - This option allows you to print on both sides of the sheet. If these pages are then bound together, the document will open in the same manner as a magazine.

  • 2-Sided Print, Flip on Short Edge - This option allows you to print on both sides of the sheet. If these pages are then bound together, the document will open in the same manner as a writing tablet.

When you have adjusted the duplex settings, click the OK button. Then, you may proceed with printing your document.

Under 2-Sided Printing, choose the correct option for what is required.

Congratulations!

You have successfully adjusted the duplex settings. If you have any questions, call or email the IT Helpdesk at 229-245-4357 or helpdesk@valdosta.edu. Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.