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07-03-2009 10:23 AM
I've been using Photosmart printers with duplexing for years. In the past, I've always left two-sided printing on "Automatically" as the default for general printing. If I had a one page document, and asked it to print, say, 3 copies of the document, I would get 3 pages with one side each.
I just intalled a C309a on the same Vista system I've been using in the past. I've set my printer default to "automatically" for two-sided printing. Now if I want to print several copies of a one-page document, it prints both sides of the page. So a request for 3 copies of a one-page document results in two printed pages - one page has the document printed on each side, plus one page has it on only one side.
The only way around this seems to be to alternate between printing shortcuts. If I have a one-page document, and I want several copies, I have to switch to the General setting with two-sided printing set to "off". If I want a multi-page document duplexed, I have to switch over to the Two-Sided printing setting. I'm disappointed because I didn't have to switch back and forth with any of my former Photosmart duplex printers.
Is my new C309a really supposed to work this way? Or should I be able to get 3 single-sheet copies of a one page document, even with two-sided printing set to "Automatically", like all my previous printers allowed?