In this article, we will guide you on how to fix your HP printer not printing pages in order problem.
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HP Printer Not Printing Pages in Order Troubleshooting Steps
Follow the instructions below carefully to fix your HP printer not printing pages in order problem:
Step 1: Confirm that the print preview is appearing correctly; that is the pages are in the right order.
Once you are certain the pages are correctly ordered, do step 2.
Step 2: Try to print a different document. This is to confirm if the problem is peculiar to the original document you tried printing.
If the second document fails to print the pages in order, then the issue isn’t with the application you are printing from or the original document. We will provide solutions that will help you fix this issue as we continue.
If the second document prints the pages in order, then the issue is with the document you tried to print before the problem occurred. Do step 3 to continue troubleshooting.
Step 3: Open the original document and make the special characters such as page breaks, returns, tabs, etc. to become visible.
Step 4: Search through the headers and footers for stray settings and codes and delete them.
Step 5: Check if you can print one page on one sheet of paper correctly.
Step 6: Check the print settings of your printer and confirm that they are correctly set.
Step 7: Try to print the document’s first two pages.
Step 8: Now print the two pages that follow.
Keep printing two pages like that until you find out where the issue started from.
Ensure that you check all the settings on the word processing application as well as that of your printer.
Read this article: HP Printer Not Printing [Issus & Solutions] to learn how to fix other not printing issues HP printer users encounter.
HP Printer Not Printing Pages in Order [Other Things to Try]
If the above troubleshooting steps fail to resolve the HP printer not printing pages in order problem, do these:
1. Confirm that Collate and Reverse aren’t selected
The “Collate” setting is used when you want to print several copies of the documents. When this setting is selected, all copies of page 1 will come out first, then page 2, and so on.
The “Reverse” setting, on the other hand, causes the last page to be printed first and then down to the first page being printed last.
To confirm that the “collate” and “reverse” options aren’t selected, do the following:
Step 1: Check the upper-right corner, and click on “Menu”.
Step 2: Click on “Print”.
Step 3: Click on the tab labeled “General”.
Step 4: Under copies, confirm that the checkboxes beside “Collate” and “Reverse” aren’t checked. If they are, uncheck them.
Check if your HP printer not printing pages in order problem is resolved.
If it isn’t, do the next solution.
2. Hard Reset your HP Printer
To hard reset your HP printer, click How to Reset HP Printer – How to Do Hard Reset on HP Printer, and then follow the instructions provided depending on your HP printer model.
After you hard reset your HP printer, check if the HP printer not printing pages in order issue is resolved.
If the issue is not resolved, do the solution below.
3. Change the Page Order
To change the page order, do the following:
Step 1: Go to your printer’s printing preferences.
Step 2: Click on the tab labeled “Advanced”.
Step 3: Click on “Document Options” to expand the entry.
Step 4: Click on “Layout Options” to expand the entry.
Step 5: Click on the drop-down button for “Page Order”.
Step 6: Choose the “Back to Front” option.
Step 7: Click on “OK”.
Close the window and then try to print again.
If that doesn’t fix the HP printer not printing pages in order problem, do the next solution.
4. Uninstall your HP Printer Driver from the Root Level and then reinstall it
To uninstall your HP printer driver from the root level and then reinstall it, click HP Printer Assistant Error Opening External Application – How to Uninstall your HP Printer Driver from the Root Level and then Reinstall it, and then follow the steps we shared.
Check if the HP printer not printing pages in order problem has been resolved after doing the above.
If it isn’t, do the final solution below.
5. Contact HP
If the above doesn’t work, the last resort to fix the HP printer not printing pages in order problem is to contact HP Customer Service for further support, assistance, and repair if necessary.
If repair is required, a date will be fixed when the technician will come to fix your product. The repair fee is free provided your printer is still under warranty.