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HP Printing>Layout/Duplex UI differs from FM file to book file



I thought my printing troubles were over after we obtained an HP LaserJet
8150 from another office (replacing the damn Mita clone copier). Hah!

Mac OS 9.1, Frame 7
AdobePS driver 8.8.0 (301)
PPD: HP LaserJet 8150 Series v1.0 (2000) (recently downloaded from HP's
site -- a casual perusal did not discern a more recent version)
Printer setup includes duplex unit=installed and more than 72MB ram.

>From Acrobat 5, and for FrameMaker _layout_ files, the print dialog's Layout
pane offers a two-sided option. When selected this option further offers a
choice of binding sides via 2 large buttons depicting either portrait or
landscape binding (actually, I presume the real setting is what in printing
is called either head-to-head or head-to-toe verso/recto orientation).
Printing under this scenario proceeds as one would expect: a) the job spools
quickly and b) duplexing occurs page-by-page/sheet-by-sheet automatically.

BUT: for Frame _book_ files the print dialog's Layout panel UI changes and
so does the job execution:
- something called a Transverse option appears just above the two-sided
option (what does this mean/do?)
- the options associated with two-sided no longer have do with binding, but
rather with machine output (face up, face down, for each side (front/back))
- rather than duplex the output page by page, the printer prints all the
front sides (obviously I'm supposed to stand there and shove this wad all
back in for the rear side)
- despite background printing set, the job ties up the Mac, ala 1987.

Someone _please_ tell me I'm not gonna have to PDF a work-in-progress to
duplex print a book directly from Frame in one process...

__________
Bart Windrum
GUI Fit&Finish and Documentation
Diogenes Inc.
Denver Colorado USA

720 210 1011 direct
720 904 2321 main
720 904 9032 fax
Bart.Windrum@diogenesinc.com




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