Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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What are the secret options of the pdf convert tool from OS X?

I recently discovered the /System/Library/Printers/Libraries/convert tool that is able to convert HTML, DOC, ... to PDF. It works great but it has some optional arguments that are not documented: -a ...
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Can I print to an Airport-shared printer from Linux? from iOS?

I'm considering buying an Airport Express for wifi in my house. I'll plug my printer into the USB port, so I can print from my Mac over wifi. Two related questions: Will I be able to print from my ...
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Relationship between OpenType fonts and PostScript printers, and impact on printing performance?

In the pre-OS X days, there was an important distinction between bitmap fonts and PostScript fonts, and between QuickDraw printers (the Mac equivalent of "Winprinters") and much more expensive ...
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Change preset settings in OS X print dialog (Canon iR-ADV 2030i)

I'm using OS X 10.9. I need to change some of the advanced printer settings in the presets dialog (the printer is Canon ImageRunner Advance 2030i). In this case I'd like to change the 'print style' ...
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Is there a way to run a bash script everytime I print something?

I wanted to run a script that changes my background image whenever use the printer. Is it possible? Is there a way to know when OS X is printing something?
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OS X based RFID Printing Solution

We are in the process of upgrading our servers at our school. Right now we use Safecom to manage our print queues for each user. Each user that is allowed to print can do so via logging in using an ...
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Privacy printing in Mac

Does anybody know how to prevent filename and username to be revealed when printing to a network printer? I would like to hide that information by default, specially the filename since it might reveal ...
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Stop from automatically connecting to a WiFi network

I have just bought a printer that works via its own WiFi connection, so every time I have to print something, I have to manually switch from my usual internet WiFi connection to the printer's. The ...
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Apple tool to print SMS Messages

I need to print some SMS messages for a legal action. What tool does Apple provide to print SMS messages with their time stamps and other metadata? This is similar to Need to print out iPhone text ...
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How can I permanently force Xerox secure printing?

My clients are printing direct to a network printer (no print server). Xerox have confirmed that the Secure Print Only option is only available in Windows, so I am looking at editing .plists, ...
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Missing text when I print Pages 5.1 file or export to PDF

I've encountered a problem whereby if I want to print a pages 5.1 file or export it to PDF, text goes missing (specifically text near superscript/subscript text). An example of this same problem can ...
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Apple's Preview prints in middle of page

Apple's Preview app always prints in the center of the page, rather than at top & left margins. This is true regardless of the scale (% size) an image is printed at. I'm hoping there's a way to ...
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How to print and email PDF from any OS X application on PDF letterhead?

On the Windows PC there is a nice eDocPrinter PDF printer driver from Iteksoft that prints from any Windows application to a PDF file overlayed with a PDF of the corporate letterhead and even attaches ...
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TextEdit print to pdf failure in RemoteViewServices

I just started getting "error while printing" printing to a pdf from textedit (i.e. Print > PDF > Save as PDF ...). This has worked in the past (for years), though a web search indicates it's a ...
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Canon MP780 support, and borderless printing, in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Has anyone got their Canon Pixma MP780 to print borderless in Mavericks? Its support was removed after the CanonPrinterDrivers2.8 (as of writing we are on 2.12). I keep the 2.8 drivers and they ...
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Is there any way to print to an old Diablo-command-set parallel printer from a modern Mac?

This question is mostly about software. There exist many hardware adapters that allow one to connect a parallel printer to the USB port on a Mac, but I can't find any way to stream text to the adapter ...
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Create a bookmarklet for Safari iOS to print page?

Is it possible to create a JavaScript bookmarklet (or other link) to be used in Safari (iOS) that will automatically print the current web page to the default AirPrint enabled printer? Ideally without ...
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google chrome prints in black & white only

Using Chrome v20 on OSX 10.6.8 on two boxes. Chrome Print dialog opens without the color/b&w option, always prints in b&w regardless of which printer I choose (I have several available). If I ...
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How do I find a list of available printers on a specific print server?

Is there a way to find a list of available printers on a given server like you can on a PC? For example, my school hosts all of their printers on one server. When I run windows, I can do a run ...
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Print folder contents with non-standard printing settings

I want to print all files which are dragged to a folder. Easy to do with Automator. But I want to specify more settings for the print, namely to print the items two times, to use paper tray 2 instead ...
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OS X Lion Printer problem

I have a clean install of Lion (I whipped the drive, then installed Snow Leopard and upgraded to Lion). Now I'm trying to add/install my network printer. It is a Brother HL-5350DN. The automatic ...
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What are some steps to troubleshoot problems sharing printers, files, and screen?

I am having many problems sharing (printer, file, screen) from a Macbook Pro (10.6.8) to a PowerMac G5 tower (10.5.8). It was working just fine until we switched internet providers and got a new ...
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OSX (Yosemite) Make 2 sided printing the default for *all* applications

I'd like to make double-sided printing the default for all applications. This item tells how to set it for one application, but by experimentation it only affects that application, not others. I ...
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How can I make the OS print dialog default to a particular preset?

Simply put, this is what I want: I want to take a unique printer preset that has already been made and make the OS default to it any time that particular printer is selected to be printed to. I know ...
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how to print or export annotations in a pdf file?

I have a pdf file containing annotations from someone else (I assume they are made in windows with some Adobe software, but I'm not sure). They look like that: and can be displayed in Preview.appor ...
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Can I make double-sided printing the default?

In the "Print" sheet, there's a checkbox for double-sided printing, but it's off by default. I often end up using twice as much paper as I want to because I forget to check this. Is there a way to ...
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print at the command line, how can I print landscape

Just using lp filename.txt and it's going to my local printer How can I do something like lp filename.txt -format=landscape or lpl filename.txt
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Does iOS 6 or any other iOS OS have drivers or kernel modules for an HP printer?

I want to print via USB, but iOS does not mention the interface when I connect directly to my non-Wi-Fi printer. REALIZE: I do not want to print wirelessly I want to do so via USB, but iOS apparently ...
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How do i find a printer which supports wireless printing from the iPhone?

I am looking to purchase a printer, but more fundamentally, I don't know what features or technology translate into easy printing from my iPhone. How can I determine which printers do or do not work ...
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What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac?

What's the best way to place 4 pictures on a A4 sheet using the mac ? (or iPad / iPhone) ? I need to create a pdf. iPhoto seems not to have such functionality. I would like to know if there is an ...
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can i print from an apple computer to a Dell printer

i just got a dell printer that is WIFI because my old printer broke. my wife now wants to buy an apple computer or laptop. Would she be able to print from an apple computer to a dell printer?
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Print an individual email that is part of a conversation

Mail.app Version 8.2 (2104), OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have a message in my inbox which I would like to print, but Mail associates it with a conversation in another mailbox and the print preview shows ...
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How can I print a PDF/X Mavericks document?

A few iterations ago, Mac OS X had a "Save as PDF-X" option available via the print dialogue, with an associated file at /Library/PDF Services/Save As PDF-X.workflow that handled the magic suff I ...
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Can't print in fast / draft when connected to printer over wifi, but can when connected via usb

I recently bought a Canon ix6850 printer to replace my Canon ix6500 (really the 6850 is just an updated version with built-in wifi). Now I've got this new 6850, if I connect to it over wifi I get the ...
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How do you _unset_ the default printer?

I know I'm going to hit myself when someone tells me the answer, but I set the Default Printer on my Mac, and wish I hadn't. Previously, it would default to the last printer used, which was great. ...
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Print wirelessly from USB printer connected through router

I have Canon Pixma MP198 (USB only) printer that is connected to my d'link router with usb cable. Can I print documents wirelessly from my iPad 2? Without the need to turn on my PC if I want to ...
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Use an old driver (for OSX 10.3) in a new mac (OSX 10.8/9)

I have a printer (Sansung ML-1250) that has driver for OSX 10.3 but now I have a new mac with OSX 10.9 and I'm not sure how to handle it. Is there any solutions?
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How do I use OS X Print/Save as Postscript to produce a custom sized page?

I am trying to produce a press-quality CMYK PDF file from a Pages or MS Word document in OS X. The canned Print/PDF options produce insufficient quality in the images, and do not allow conversion to ...
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Mavericks - terminal change default printer paper size

I've been using the following terminal command to set the current default printer paper size to a custom paper size defaults write com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs DefaultPaperID -string 154x216 ...
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'Filter' failed error trying to print after upgrading to Mavericks

I made the mistake of upgrading to Mavericks and now my Samsung ML-1710 won't print. I get Stopped - 'Filter' failed while trying to print a test page for example. I've tried some of the suggestions ...
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How to create multiple printer profiles on Mac?

I have a Mac, but sometimes need to print with legal/landscape and other times with letter/portrait. In Windows I can create two printer profiles for the same printer to easily toggle between these. ...
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How can I take custom printer settings from one computer and transfer them to others on the network?

I have a new printer on the network with four paper trays. If I set custom print settings on one computer. How can I transfer these setting to other computers?
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Canon imageclass MF4420w printer cant work with mac osx 10.8

There seems to be no legit drivers available for the Canon MF4420w imageclass printers which dont seem to work.
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Printing to Windows Server shared printers from an iPad

We have a VP who wants to print from his iPad. We have a few printers shared off our DC running Windows Server 2008 r2. All of the iPad apps that I've found have not worked very well. Has anyone had ...
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Printing remotly from your iPhone or IPad using an app

I want to print stuff from my iPhone or IPad. My printer is connected to a PC. I saw there is an app called PrintCentral that after configuration should do the trick. It is a bit pricey, so I want to ...
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How best to share a Mac-connected printer with Windows 7 PCs on a workgroup network?

I've currently got an old but decent non-network-capable laser printer connected to one of my Windows 7 PC's, and shared over the network (a plain Windows workgroup.) Other PCs in the house, my Mac ...
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Canon printer always “busy”

I have a Canon Pixma MX870 and I downloaded and installed drivers from Canon's site. I've got it configured on two other macs in my house and it works fine. When I tried to add the printer using the ...
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Restore PDF to Evernote service in Lion

Anyone knows how to restore the print PDF to Evernote in Lion 10.7.2?
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Can't print from OS X 10.7 to shared printer on OS X 10.6

I have a network with 2 Mac OS X computers in it. When I try to print a text document from my upgraded OS X 10.7 to the shared printer on OS X 10.6, my print job gets stuck at the "job pending on ...
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iPhone 4 camera capabilities to read QR code

I have no iPhone 4 here now but I need to know how well is its camera for reading small-size QR codes. Now I have some test QR codes printed on a sheet of paper and my old 1.3MPx smartphone camera ...