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printing an email attachment on apple computer in pdf preview help

i opened a file attachment and am trying to print from an apple computer. it's in pdf preview. it's looks huge on the screen but tabs and all are inline. but when i click print and it shows a preview ...
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Trying to use a Canon MP210 printer with OS X running 10.8.2

I am honestly not sure if the problem is with the OS or with the printer. I can use this printer with a windows machine without any trouble. However, when I try to use it with my Mac, is just ...
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Does a guest OS under Virtualbox need to install drivers for peripheral devices?

I run a guest Ubuntu under Virtualbox in Mac OS X. The host Mac OS X has been configured to print on a network printer by someone else. Now I try to configure the guest Ubuntu to print on the same ...
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Printing to a Cups Server without using the local CUPS doesn't work since OS X Lion

With our new 21,5"-iMac, we bought the first Mac system for our Windows/Linux-oriented office. Hence we don’t have a lot of experience in using Mac OS X. I started to set up everything and it ran ...
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How do I add a wireless printer?

This seems pretty easy in Windows 7, but I am unsure of how I can do this on Mac OS X. I have a Wireless printer connected to my router via Wireless, and now I want to use it with my Mac. How can I ...
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Scanner not recognised on Epson Printer after El Capitan update

I've noticed that the scanner option has disappeared from the System Preferences (Printers & Scanners) control for the Epson AL CX21NF. I've tried installing the drivers from here and also using ...
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Error message, “hpPlugInInit.kext was installed improperly”

I recently bought a MacBook Air and transferred my system information and user data via Migration Assistant. I used to get error messages on my old computer like this: The system extension “/...
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Is there a way to keep the last printer settings when changing printers?

I have presets like Duplex and Duplex 2-up that I use for printing, and I'd like to keep the last setting until I change it myself, even if I change printers. E.g., if I print something 2-up on ...
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Printing problem only in web browsers

Under Yosemite 10.10.5 on an iMac, I get the following two error messages when printing from Firefox: First error message: "Print Preview Error. An error occurred while printing" Then, after ...
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Apple Mail prints tiny fonts after Maverick upgrade

After installing Mavericks on my MacBook Pro 13 (non-Retina) and on my Mac Mini, a printed message from Mail appears in tiny font. This is independent of the printer (tried on Hp and on Epson). After ...
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Trouble adding a printer with lpadmin

I'm trying to add a printer through the Terminal using lpadmin, and it absolutely refuses to work. The printer adds just fine, everything looks perfect from what I can see, but any attempt to print ...
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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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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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Split a single page PDF into multiple pages

Is there an easy way (in Preview or whatever) to scale up and split a PDF file with a single page into multiple pages? What I would like is to split say an A3 paper document into two A4 pages, to ...
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Mountain Lion printer not found on bonjour, can't install by IP

My networked HP6310 suddenly stopped working today from my MBPro running Mountain Lion. Other laptops in the house (MB running Snow Leopard, MBP running Lion) can still print. I can connect via USB ...
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Set Print Range in Numbers.app

Is there any way to set a print range in Apple Numbers.app spreadsheets, to print just a subset of cells rather than entire document?
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One Mac can print to network printer, one cannot

I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro running El Capitan (IP: 192.168.1.65) and a newer Macbook Air (~2014) (IP: 192.168.1.71) running El Capitan. Both are connected wirelessly to the same network: a U-Verse ...
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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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connecting a LAN printer while using the 3G network

I have set up a point of sale station using a 3G iPad. I have a LAN printer that connects to a WiFI router that doesn't have an Internet connection. I want to use the 3G to connect to the Internet ...
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Password required to pause / resume printer

We've got several macs (macbook pros + mac minis) in our office. Most of the users are running osx 10.9 and dont have admin access. If they hit pause on the printer dialog they and then try to ...
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Canon Duplexer prints on opposite sides

I have a problem I cannot fix. The CANON i-Sensys MF4660PL printer I have is able to print double-sided, but it does not do it correctly. I have downloaded the latest printer driver from Canon (for El ...
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How should daemons tell users about errors?

I wrote a bash script that backs up certain files on my computer. To automate the running of the script, I set up an associated daemon that runs the script every day. There are certain instances ...
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How to print PDF documents without highlights in Preview.app

I was trying to print a PDF document in which I highlighted some texts. In the printing preview, I saw those highlights, which I didn't really want for the printed document. I tried to disable the ...
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How can I add a Windows (smb) printer using the address directly?

I am using macOS 10.11 El Capitan. I want to re-add a printer I have in order to use a different driver. For some reason, I cannot discover/browse the workgroup (in the Windows pane of + Add… under ...
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Preview in OSX El Capitan defaults to 100% scale

When printing a jpeg, preview now defaults to 100% scale, which is not what I want. I am having to manually select scale to fit and fill entire paper. How can I make it always default to the latter (...
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Auto Generating and Printing PDF Files From Markdown?

I'm looking for a way to automatically have my computer generate and print PDF files from a folder full of markdown files. So, every morning at 5AM I'd want my computer look at my /markdown-files ...
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App for printing to Samba printers via iOS document sharing

I am Looping for an iOS app supporting "document sharing" which would allow me to print to a Samba printer. Use case: open a document (e.g., a PDF) with the app (via the iOS document sharing/...
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The optical photoconductor needs to be replaced - printing issue

I am trying to print and continue to get this error. I'm on a macbook air running El Capitan. I work in an office and everyone else is printing fine. Any solutions?
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How to get Mac OS X printer preset to save paper size and not default to system default paper size?

I have a receipt printer and regular printer on my Mac and have the system default paper size set to Letter and default printer set to "Last Used" In Safari I've setup a preset for my receipt printer ...
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PC Emulator for OSX with driver support

So my workplace purchased a new Enduro 3E Card Printer and they asked me to install it--looking at the installation discs, I immediately realized that they were for Windows installations. So I went to ...
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Automate printing with options?

I am trying to print a file (a pdf), without intervention. Not Automator specific, I can deal with applescript or terminal or whatever. The specifics of what I want are: Print to specific Printer ...
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Edit (colorized) terminal output before printing?

A very similar question has already been asked on SuperUser but none of the answers works satisfactorily for me. I can actually get almost what I want by simply: Running the Terminal for the whole ...
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Can I put an Airport Extreme in client mode (sharing printer only)?

I have an Airport Extreme 3rd gen (A1301). I just bought a Time Capsule 5th gen (A1470). I put the TC where the AE used to be, in a cupboard in the hall. Now I am thinking to repurpose the AE as a ...
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What is the root username and password for CUPS 2.1.0

I don't remember creating one and I'm just trying to print in black and white.
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My terminal keeps printing “emergency” messages

I keep getting these broadcast messages being printed to every terminal window, and it's driving me nuts. Does anybody have a clue as to how to turn them off? Broadcast Message from _usbmuxd@10242-...
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Why won't my new iMac El Capitan print from Word?

I have a new iMac El Capitan (and I'm a new Mac user) attached to the Canon Pixma MX926 printer (about 4 years old) with a USB cable. I can print from the Apple help menu, but can't print any Word ...
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How to configure same dymo label writer 450 on OS X?

I have bought a second dymo label writer 450 but I cannot have them seen as 2 different independent printers, so when I install the "second" (with a different name) then the "first" does not seem to ...
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HP Photosmart 5520 OS X 10.5.8 driver

My mom bought a HP Photosmart 5520. Unfortunately, this printer is not compatible with her OS X 10.5.8 system. Is there a possibility we can get this working?
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Preview print dialog defaults to Scale to Fit or Print Entire Image

When printing a PDF file from Preview, the print dialog defaults to "Scale to Fit / Print Entire Image", and the default scale is some arbitrary number. To get 100% scale requires clicking "Scale" ...
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How can I print a booklet from a pdf file?

I have a pdf document, and I want to print it as a booklet, i.e. two pages of the document on each side of a sheet of paper and so that (when printed) the entire thing can just be folded in the middle ...
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Applescript Printer Alerts via iMessage

Is there a way to send an SMS via Applescript/Automator in either of these scenarios: When a low printer ink alert occurs ("Cyan is at or below 10%) With the periodic status of ink levels ("Cyan=10%,...
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Can't print on OS X Lion via shared printer connected to Windows Vista. Fix?

As the title states I am not able to print from my Mac to a shared printer that is hooked up to my Windows PC running Windows Vista. I am currently running OS X Lion 10.7 on a Mac Mini. My Mac is able ...
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XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INTERRUPTED: trying to map database

Really frustrated by the lack of information regarding errors in the logs in OS X. I'm trying to add a printer SHARP MX4112N and the server is a Windows server. So when I try connecting to it I get ...
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How do I revert the sudo less /private/etc/cups/printers.conf command?

I have used the above command to try and find my printer's address using the web. Now I would like to revert this setting using terminal. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance!
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Change a printer driver of an already configured printer

Is there a way that you can set the printer driver for a printer that is already installed (other than deleting it an reinstalling). When you install a new printer you get an option to set which print ...
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CUPS error message when trying to print through router

I get the following error message on both of my MAC Books (running El Capitan) when trying to print to my HP8500 printer through my home wireless network: Backend /usr/libexec/cups/backend/hpip does ...
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Printer will not print, status: “Hold for Authentication”

Used to be able to print like a charm. It's a network printer. Now all I get is: When checking the system log all it says is: 09/02/16 12:24:41,669 NetAuthSysAgent[42720]: ...
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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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Print PDF as-is, no scaling, no added margins

I have a generated PDF with precise dimensions. I verified the dimensions in Preview. When printing on my HP Officejet Pro 276dw I cannot get it on the paper with the same dimensions. When choosing "...
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Missing driver for printer - adobe postscript

I have a Panasonic Workio 190 Printer. It doesn't seem like there is a Mac driver (I'm on Mavericks). The only thing there is, is a Adobe PostScript Driver: I've never come across this kind of ...