I think Adobe Reader only auto-updates within one major release. You have to download and install it manually to get the newest major release. Personally, I avoid their bloatware if at all possible.
If you really prefer Adobe over Preview, http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html
takes you to Adobe Reader X
I needed to print a P60 form from HMRC tools, which is only a single page anyway. You can print a single page of a multi-page PDF in Adobe Reader X or in Preview by selecting Print, and then specifying one page number.
To print a single page in Preview, you can click the Sidebar button in the toolbar, select the page you want in the thumbnails, and select FIle->Print current page. Reader X has an equivalent "Current Page" option in the Print dialog
As Bill says, in Preview, you can print all odd pages, then put the paper back in and print all even pages on the back, or you can print individual pages. I've just checked, and Adobe Reader X allows this as well. You have to click the "Printer" button at the bottom of the Print dialog, and ignore the complaint that Adobe makes that you are going to use the OS X printer control.
The steps are the same in either application once you are in the OS X printer control:
- If you only have a short Print dialog, click the down arrow next to the Printer: menu to get the full monty.
- Use the pop up menu half way down to select Paper Handling.
- Select Pages to Print: <Odd>
- Print the odd pages
- Put the printed pages back the other way up so that the blank surfaces will be printed, with the tops the same way round as they were for the odd sides.
- Repeat the sequence, but select Pages to Print: <even>
Works fine if your printer doesn't do what mine does occasionally, and feed an extra "blank" page
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