Printing issues - keeps printing in reverse order!

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  1. mikeqls macrumors newbie

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    Hi People

    Im probably being really thick but lately my machine keeps printing stuff in reverse order - i've looked at all the settings and if i manually change it to normal - its fine. But it always goes back to automatic and prints it in reverse. Must be something simple i'm missing as it was working fine so i dont know what im doing wrong

    any help would be appreciated!!
    Thanks
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    When you print look a the printers setting. Each printer is totally different however somewhere in the settings is a box or something you have to choose. On my printer I looked under the Paper Handling dialog and there it was under Page Order.
     
  3. mikeqls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for reply - i got a HP PHotosmart and under paper handling it gives three options - automatic, normal and reverse. unfortunately it always reverts to automatic which is the same as reverse - i cant seem to lock it or set the default to normal

    thanks anyway
     
  4. talmy macrumors 601

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    After you have the configuration the way you like it, go to the Presets: pull-down and select "Save Current Settings as Preset...". Then print with that setting (don't do a "cancel" out of the printer dialog). The setting will then become the default until you change the preset.
     
  5. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Also in print settings there is a box for Presets.... change it to Default, or to Last Used, etc and experiment with that.

    Failing that ... there is a way to reset the entire printing subsystem. You can then reinstall the drivers.

    Luck

    [looks like talmy beat me to it...]
     
  6. mikeqls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you..... problem solved..... i had the return to default after printing box checked for some strange reason!!!

    thanks chaps
     
  7. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    Your welcome, glad you figured it out.
     

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