A step that is based on this step template causes pages to print in reverse order. The last page in the job prints first. You can use ReverseOutputOrder with any supported page layout.

Job property defaults

  • None

Usage notes

  • For the AFP viewer to function properly, you must include a step based on the EnableRepositioning step template in your workflow after the ReverseOutputOrder step. We recommend this sequence: ReverseOutputOrder, EnableRepositioning, CreatePageRanges, PrintJobs.
  • If you use the AFP viewer to view the job's contents after a step based on ReverseOutputOrder runs, the viewer displays the job in reverse order. In some cases, the pages of documents in a job might appear in a different order than you expect. For example, if the AFP job is indexed to contain page groups, and you use the Tag control to find a page group (such as a multi-page document) in the job, the last page of the document displays in the viewer instead of the first page.
  • When using ReverseOutputOrder with simplex jobs, a blank page is added at the front of the document if the document has an odd number of pages.
  • You might need to select a different form definition to print a job that has been processed by ReverseOutputOrder. Although ReverseOutputOrder reverses the order of the pages in the job, it does not alter the layout for the job. This can result in the pages of the job appearing in different positions on the sheet than you expect. For example, you might run a step based on ReverseOutputOrder on a two page job where the form definition has the front page offset by a certain amount, but not the back page. After ReverseOutputOrder runs, page 2, which is now first to be output, will be offset instead of page 1, which is now on the back of the sheet. To fix this, modify the form definition and other attributes such as overlays to get the correct placement of the pages on the output sheets.