Designer exposes control over duplex printing in two ways
depending on whether the form is used to generate a PDF document
and printed from Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Or whether the form is
printed directly to a PCL or PostScript device.
When the form is intended to generate a PDF document, settings
that relate to how the PDF document is printed can be configured
from the Form Properties dialog box within Designer. These settings
include the number of copies to print and the duplexing setting.
Subsequent printing of a PDF document from Adobe Reader or Acrobat
uses these settings.
Duplexing can also be specified by using the pagination property
of the Output service operations that are available within Workbench.
Duplexing can also be specified by using the Output service Java
and web service API. Additional capabilities are available in Designer
to design forms that adjust according to simplex and duplex printing
Master pages can be assigned to odd-numbered (front side) or
even-numbered (back side) printed pages. Different master pages
can be designed for the front and back pages. The Output service
automatically selects the appropriate master page, depending on
whether it is currently printing on the front or back of the page.
A common use case is to create master pages that place the page
count on the left side or right side of the page. Assign the master
pages as odd or even to ensure that the page count is always on
the inside or outside of a duplex-printed document.