How print PDF double sided. If you want to print a paper PDF in such a way that you don't have to be tied to the PC to consult it, today I am going to tell you how to do it.

The problem is that you only have a few sheets of paper in the printer. Therefore, you have thought well about dealing with this with the famous double-sided printing.

In the following lines I will explain step by step c How to print a double-sided PDF both from Windows and from Mac. To complete the information, I will also teach you to do it from mobile devices, they use a device Android o iOS.

Go for it!

How to print double-sided PDF from a PC

Do you want to know what you need to do in order to print a PDF file en both sides from a PC? Follow the instructions below identifying the correct directions for your operating system. I can assure you that it is much simpler than you can imagine.

However, keep in mind that, in addition to printing any other document, even PDFs, it is essential that the printer to be used is correctly configured and connected to the PC.

Through Windows

Are you using a Windows PC and your printer supports duplex printing?

Open the PDF by double-clicking the file.

Then click on files / files in the upper left corner and choose the item Print  from the menu that appears. Or, you can directly press the button that represents a printer (if applicable) usually attached to the toolbar of the viewers of PDF files.

In the window used to manage the printing process that you will see appear at this point, verify that the selected printer is the correct one from the appropriate menu at the top (and if not, it solves the problem), set the option to print on both sides of the paper and click on the button print to start double-sided printing of the PDF.

If you can't see the option to print on both sides as I indicated above, you can try looking for it in the section provision o management, always in the window used for print management.

Before starting the two-sided PDF printing procedure, you can also define other parameters that are always related to printing. To do this, use the menus and options available, indicating the type of paper to be used, the layout, the orientation, etc.

If you don't want to use the default application on your Windows PC to view PDF files To manage the printing of the file in question, to open it, instead of double-clicking on it, right-click and choose, from the context menu that appears, To open with and then click on the name of the referral program.

Print two-sided with Mac

Are you using a Mac? So to print a double-sided PDF, all you have to do is open the referenced document using Preview, the included 'standard' PDF file and image viewer on macOS. To do this, simply double-click on the PDF icon.

Once the document preview is displayed, press the item files attached to the menu bar and choose print. In the additional window that you will see appear on the screen, make sure your printer is selected in the drop-down menu located at the top next to the item printer: then check the box next to duplex.

Also define the number of copies to print by writing the exact number in the entry do you copy:choose which pages to print from the menu pages:, select a possible print preset using the drop-down menu Preselection: and then click on the button print. And There you go!

Note that if you have set up a different application to view PDF files and images, double-clicking the document you want to print on both sides will open the application you have chosen as the default for the purpose in question. In any case, in most cases, the steps to follow are practically identical to those seen together above.

If, on the other hand, you want to choose which application to open the PDF with, right-click on the file icon, choose open with from the menu that appears and select the reference application from the additional menu that is displayed.

Print two-sided PDF from mobile

Instead of a PC, you want to know how to print a PDF file from your mobile phone or Android tablet or from your iPhone o iPad. In that case, follow the instructions that I am going to give you and you will see that in no time you will have your PDF printed double-sided. Very easy.

However, in all cases, please note that to print from a mobile device, the printer used must support wireless connectivity and must be connected to the same wireless network as the mobile phone or tablet, or otherwise take advantage of one of the appropriate technologies.

Print from an Android

If you are using an Android mobile phone or tablet, first open the PDF file that you want to print on both sides with the application that you usually use for the purpose in question (eg. Adobe Reader ) then stop at the button (...) or in any case access the section menu   and select the option to share o to print.

On the next screen, first verify that the correct printer is selected in the appropriate menu at the top (and if not, choose the correct one) and then stop at the Arrow down to expand printing options, press Other options. Put in ON la eyelash de double-sided printing.

Then go back to the main screen to print, possibly define the other proposed parameters (color, orientation, etc.). and finally press the button a printer to start the procedure.

Via iOS

If you are using an iOS device, iPhone or iPad, the procedure to follow to print a PDF document on both sides it is not that different from Android. The first step you need to take is to open the document you are interested in acting on using the PDF viewing application of your choice (eg. iBooks ).

Once the file preview is displayed, press the button to share (the one who has the rectangle and the arrow ) and / or select the option print from the menu that opens. Now press the voice Optionsput in ON the switch you find next to the article Front rear and then press the voice print present in the upper right.

If desired, before starting the printing procedure, you can make any additional adjustments to the document by defining, using the elements visible after touching Options, the number of copies to be printed, the page range, whether to print in black and white, and the type of paper to be used.

Print a two-sided PDF with a printer that does not support the duplex function

Unfortunately, not all printers, especially older ones, have the feature that enables automatic two-sided printing. However, this does not mean that you cannot succeed in your attempt. In fact, by practicing a special trick, you can still print your PDF on both sides.

Regardless of whether you are using a Windows PC or a Mac, first of all, open the PDF for which you want to act using the program used for the purpose in use on your Pc. Then click on the item office hour present in the upper left and select the wording To print … from the menu that opens.

In the window used to manage the printing process that you will then see appear on the screen, look for the option to print only odd pages (alternatively, you can indicate the exact number odd pages to print) corresponding to the entry related to pages to print then press the button to start the procedure.

When the printing procedure is complete, turn the sheet stack of the printer upside down, reinsert it into the white sheet compartment, and start a new print following the same instructions as before but, this time, choosing the option to print only even pages (alternatively, you can indicate the exact number even printable pages). By doing so, you will get your entire PDF file printed on both sides of the sheets inserted into the printer. It was easy, wasn't it?

Keep in mind that the procedure just seen can be performed without particular difficulties, even from mobile devices, both on Android and iOS. To do this, all you have to do is open the PDF you want to print on both sides using the dedicated application of your choice and select the option to print usually attached to the menu accessible after touching the button (...) (on Android) and where it represents the rectangle and the arrow (on iOS)

Then proceed to leave the check alone at Odd pages visible in the preview on the screen that is displayed and tap the button to start printing. After printing is complete, turn the stack of sheets in the printer upside down, put it back in the white sheet compartment, and start a new print from your mobile device using the instructions above but being careful to start printing only even pages.