Pages print in reverse order on HP Deskjet 960C
Posted on 2006-11-22
Printer was working as expected, then I changed this user's computer (set up a new box for their workstation). Reinstalled the printer as usual, shared it on the network, then 1st multi-page job printed in reverse order (page 5 printed first, then page 4, then 3, etc). Went to a different workstation, connected to this new instance of the network printer (since now it was shared from a different workstation than before), same result.
Checked the printer settings (from the local machine it's connected to), found an option to print "Front to back" or "Back to front". It was set on FRONT to BACK (but was printing back-to-front). Changed it to BACK to FRONT just to see.... next job printed as I wanted it to (page 1, then page 2, then page 3, etc) which in MY opinion should be called "FRONT-to-BACK". Tried this from 2 other workstations, same result. With setting set for BACK-to-FRONT it printed 1st page first, then 2nd page second, etc - (opposite of what Back-to-Front means to me).
Well.... started to print a run of payroll checks from a different workstation (after setting it for Back-to-Front on that machine), and - you guessed it - it REALLY printed "back-to-front" (last page first). Changed the setting on that machine to Front-to-Back, NO DIFFERENCE! Still prints last page first, then next to last page, etc.
I swear I'm not drunk! This is driving me crazy! Any ideas?