Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183595
Page reversal option needed when printing jobs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:25 EST
Description of problem:
On printers that stack pages from last to first, having a page reversal option
would help reorder them into the desired order.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always reproducible when printing multi-page documents on printers that stack
pages face up (and hence last-to-first).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Print a multi-page document on an OfficeJet series 6200.
The last page will appear on the top of the stack.
The first page should appear on the top of the stack.
The pagespec "1:-0" will print the pages in reverse order in "pstops".
The /usr/bin/foomatic-rip script probably also needs to be modified.
This is something that needs to be done at the client end.
GTK+ has no part in this
(In reply to comment #1)
> This is something that needs to be done at the client end.
Why? If you're pooling printers, there might be several printers in the pool,
some printing face up and some printing face down.
The client might not know the physical properties of the printer.
And it should be a characteristic of the printer that is expressed in the
printer description file (which only the server would have access to anyway).
The printing support in GTK+ 2.10 has a reverse option.