I am having a HP Color Laserjet 2550Ln. Every time when I am printing a PDF file generated by pdflatex, the printer throws out an additional empty page at the end.

I don't think it's a printer problem, because other PDF files from OpenOffice or the Cups PDF printer don't have that behavior.

What can it be?

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    Have you checked with a PDF viewer how many pages the file claims to consist?
    – egreg
    Oct 11, 2011 at 22:14
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    If there is an extra (blank) page, perhaps an MWE might shed light on way this exists. Otherwise it is hard, if not impossible, to assess what might be the problem.
    – Werner
    Oct 11, 2011 at 22:17
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    Actually I just printed another PDF document from kpdf, generated by CUPS. The extra blank page also happened. Thus, I did some research. No extra blank page with Adobe Reader, Envince or Okular. No extra blank page with kpdf and PS files. That extra page occurs with kpdf and PDF files (not all). Doesn't seem to be an ((pdf)la)tex problem as I was expecting. Probably I will just deinstall kpdf (and use Okular) and the problem is solved.
    – Dennis
    Oct 11, 2011 at 22:41
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    Do your documents have an even or odd page total? Is your printer trying to emulate two-sided printing but can print only one-sided?
    – Mico
    Oct 11, 2011 at 23:13
  • Without an MWE, I consider this problem to be off-topic, since it may be PDF viewer dependent. I was going to suggest "too localized" but there has been no mention of xpdf, the viewer kpdf is based on, nor Sumatra PDF or others. So it may not be that localized. Regardless, an MWE would clear this up.
    – Werner
    Oct 12, 2011 at 7:04


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