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Is there a program or printer that will let me duplex print and set the gutter margin with mirror images

Posted on 2009-07-12
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I am printing reports from power builder that need to be duplexed letter portrail with 1 in left side margin, .5 right side margin, .5 bottom margin, .25 top margin then mirror the image for left edge binding.  

Anyone have any idea how I can do this?  I can't print to word documents.  I've had some success with adobe pdf but not completely.  My hp laserjet 4350 dtn pcl 6 printer does quite do this either.  Any help would be appreciated.
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The printer can do the duplexing, but the margins are up to the application. It's conceivable for a driver to set margins, but I don't know of any driver that does.
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We are using Power Builder 6.5.  Are there any PB programmers that now how to make this work in 6.5.  That would be great help.
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I don't know anything about PowerBuilder, but the print job will have to use the correct PCL commands to set margins. You can download PCL amnuals from:

http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/ps.html#PJLref
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I have attached a file showing what I am trying to do as I know their has to be a way to handle this when specific margins are required.  We can book print left bound, top bound print from power builder with a laser jet duplex printer but we don't have to meet such specific margins that seem to be only available in microsoft word.


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I don't even know what commands Power Builder sends to the printer. If you attach a print file I could have a look on how to insert PCL commands but that still would not tell you how to do it in PowerBuilder.

I noticed you attached a .DOCX file. For future reference, you'd be better off saving any documents for distribution outside your company in .DOC format. DOCX is unique to Word 2007, which not many people use. I refuse to install it until M$ remove the copyright protection from the user interface. It may be better than the old menu system, but I hate the gall of M$ when they tell me I will have to learn a new system just to use Office. In this case I used a .DOCX viewer.
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