How to Turn Off Double Sided Printing on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of accidentally printing double-sided documents on your Mac? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn off double-sided printing on your Mac using a few simple steps.

Step 1: Open the document or file that you want to print. This could be a Word document, a PDF file, or any other type of file that you want to print.

Step 2: Once the document is open, click on the “File” menu at the top left corner of your screen. A dropdown menu will appear.

Step 3: In the dropdown menu, click on “Print”. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut “Command + P” to open the print dialog box.

Step 4: The print dialog box will now appear on your screen. Look for a button or option that says “Copies & Pages” or something similar. Click on it to reveal additional printing settings.

Changing Print Settings

Step 5: In the “Copies & Pages” section, look for an option called “Layout”. This is where you’ll find settings related to double-sided printing.

Step 6: Under the “Layout” options, locate and select an option called “Two-Sided”. By default, it may be set to “Automatic”. Click on it and choose either “Off” or “Off (Flip Over)” depending on your printer model and preferences.

  • “Off”:
  • This option will disable double-sided printing completely. Your document will be printed only on one side of each page.

  • “Off (Flip Over)”:
  • This option is specific to certain printers that require manual flipping of paper sheets to print on both sides. If your printer falls into this category, choose this option to disable automatic double-sided printing.

Step 7: Once you’ve selected the appropriate option, click on the “Print” button to start printing your document.

Additional Tips

If you frequently need to print single-sided documents, consider changing the default print settings on your Mac. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Go to the “Apple” menu at the top left corner of your screen and click on “System Preferences”.

Step 2: In the System Preferences window, click on “Printers & Scanners”.

Step 3: Select your printer from the list on the left-hand side of the window.

Step 4: Click on the “Options & Supplies” button located at the bottom of the window.

Step 5: In the pop-up window, look for an option called “Double-Sided Printing”. Click on it and choose either “Off” or “Off (Flip Over)”.

Step 6: Click on “OK” to save your changes.

Now, every time you print a document, it will default to single-sided printing unless you manually change it in the print dialog box.

In Conclusion

Turning off double-sided printing on your Mac is a simple process that can save you time and paper. By following these steps, you’ll be able to ensure that your documents are printed exactly how you want them.

Remember, if you have a printer that requires manual flipping of sheets to print double-sided, choose the appropriate option in step 6. Happy Printing!

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