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 ReversePDFPageOrder with any supported page layout.

Job property defaults

  • None

Usage notes

  • If you want to do more advanced processing for the job, such as preparing it for insertion into finishing equipment, we recommend that you use a step based on PreparePDFOutputForFinishing in your workflow instead of ReversePDFPageOrder.
  • For the viewer to function properly, your workflow must include a step based on CountPages or EnableRepositioning after the ReversePDFPageOrder step. We recommend this sequence: ReversePDFPageOrder, CountPages, or EnableRepositioning, CreatePageRanges, PrintJobs.
  • If you use the viewer to view job contents after a step based on ReversePDFPageOrder runs, the viewer displays the job in reverse order. Sometimes, the pages of documents in a job appear in a different order than you expect. For example, if you search document properties to find specific documents in a PDF, the last page of the document displays in the viewer instead of the first page.
  • When using ReversePDFPageOrder with simplex jobs, a blank page is not added at the front of the document even if the document has an odd number of pages.
  • If you get unexpected results when you process a PDF 2.0 file with a step based on the ReversePDFPageOrder step, do one of these:
    • Upgrade the control file to the latest version.
    • Place a step based on the OptimizePDF step template in the workflow before the ReversePDFPageOrder step.
  • Use the version of the RICOH ProcessDirector Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat supplied with RICOH ProcessDirector version 3.6 and above to update the control file. Remember to copy the control file to the correct location for RICOH ProcessDirector to use it.