How do I force single-sided printing?

Let's assume that you want to print your thesis, a LaTeX file, single sided instead of double sided (which is the default for the main printers), and using a linux workstation that has kprinter installed.

From the command line:

> pslatex thesis.tex
> lpr -P hh303lj4300 -o sides=one-sided

Using kprinter, which allows you to select device properties very much as in OS X or Windows:

> kprinter file.txt
> kprinter
> kprinter file.pdf

Using Adobe Acrobat Reader and kprinter:

> pdflatex thesis.tex
> acroread thesis.pdf

  • click File, Print...
  • "Printer Command:" should be kprinter -c
  • click OK
  • wait for kprinter panel to appear
  • "Print system currently used" should be CUPS
  • choose printer
  • click Properties
  • choose "None" under "Duplex"
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