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The option “Manage Custom Sizes” in Page Sizes is unavailable on printer

I'd like to print some documents on A6 papers (105mm * 148mm) using the printer RICOH sp 325sNw. On the configuration of printer's paper size, the option "Manage Custom Sizes" is unavailable, as ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Printer not responding

I followed all the steps described in : Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed And the message changed from Filter failed to Printer not responding, the printer is online, ...
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How can I print comments in Numbers?

I have a Numbers document containing several comments. I'd like to include these comments when printing the document — or creating a PDF — but I cannot locate an option to do this. I've searched ...
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Lines with AirPrint from iOS 13 but not macOS 10.15

I’m on tech support duty at the in-laws over Christmas, but this one has me stumped, any help appreciated. They have an “HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M176n” which has been working fine for many years. ...
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How to print to a HP Photosmart C4599 printer from Sierra?

I am desperately trying to print from my MacbookPro running Sierra to a HP Phtosmart C4599. Does anyone have any idea? Is there a solution?
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How to install and use multiple Dymo 450 printers on 10.14 Mojave

System : Mac Mini [late 2014] running Mojave 10.14.6 Objective : install two [or more] Dymo 450 label printers, each loaded with a different label size, and have them work individually i.e., I should ...
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How do I print in black and white when the program does not support this?

On a Windows system I use PDF24 and I can print from any application in black and white. I am looking for a similar option on macOS. Which PDF printer can I use for this purpose? The built-in does not ...
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New printer only visible in some applications

I installed a couple of new printers via System preferences -> Printers & Scanners -> + -> IP. They work just fine from some applications. For example from adobe reader or inkscape I can ...
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How do I print in grayscale on Canon Pixma MP280?

From my Macbook Pro (10.5.1), the print dialog has no grayscale option (screenshot below). I opened settings, and there is a color option in each Preset. The Presets are read-only. I guess I am ...
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iPhone printer settings [duplicate]

Is it possible to set iPhone printer to default to black and white rather than color? I've looked in settings and cant find the printer driver.
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How do I print a single page document to multiple copies, double sided?

I have a single page document, say "A". I'd like to print it multiple copies with double-sided, like below: sheet 1 front: A, back: A sheet 2 front: A, back: A ... However, when printing with ...
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Catalina now only saves pdf's from print box to preview not the folder I choose

I use Excel spreadsheets everyday and use the pdf print facility to send them to clients suppliers and for many other uses. Catalina now will not save the pdf's to any other folder than the preview ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed

After upgrading to Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, trying to print with a Dell Color Laser 1320c leads to the error message: Filter failed (German: Filter fehlgeschlagen).
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Can't connect to TCP/IP printer with undescore “_” in the IP

I have a wireless printer that's connected to our private LAN in our workplace. There is a weird configuration for the printer that it requires two printers to be added. For color - 192.168.51.xxx and ...
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Print adressbook from iOS without computer

My father is switching from a PC to an iPad - everything works perfectly and no problems so far. But he still keeps a laptop where he has his addresses in a spreadsheet which he can print. He would ...
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Bug “Show Notes” in Preview Mac OS Catalina

I have a problem with Preview. When I have to print a PDF with notes on it I click the button "Show notes" on the print window but nothing happens. How can I fix this bug?
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macOS Catalina: Preview > Print… > Save As PDF, not really working

I upgraded (whatever that means) to macOS Catalina. If you visit https://apple.stackexchange.com using Safari and do a Print... and select Save as PDF, then you can create a pdf file. All is well so ...
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How to install a driver for the HP Deskjet 5550 on macOS 10.14?

I want to print in color from an old HP Deskjet 5550 printer (17 years old and works without an issue, I heard). macOS offers Generic PCL Laser Printer for this device. It works (although it is not ...
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Cannot print from Mac Sierra to Canon 7550

A question on behalf of my Swiss neighbour She has a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running Sierra, and a Canon 7550 printer (MG7500 series). WiFi router is configured on Macbook (browsing ...
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printtool keeps requesting admin to modify admin settings

Im running OSX 10.13.x. Using a standard user account (not admin). If i have a printer window open, i keep getting a popup that asks for administrators privileges to "Printtool is trying to modify ...
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double-side printing: blank pages are not counted as even?

Mac OS X: 10.14.6 Preview: 10.1 (944.6.16.1) Printer: Canon 2900 I followed this to print double-side: How to control manual double-side printing on Mac OS X Lion? The problem: when choosing "Even ...
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Brother printer on OS 10.14.6

I recently upgraded from OS 10.13 to OS 10.14 on a new 2019 Mac 21.5" with 16 GB RAM When I install my MFC-L2700DW Printer I get a Print Error message when trying to print. I have tried to print PDF ...
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Print PDF Scaled Down in Top Left Corner

I have a PDF that would print something like the following by default: __________ | ........ | | ........ | | ........ | | ........ | |__________| If I scale down the content it remains centered. ...
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“Hold for Authentication” when printing through LP / LPR

I have a Dell network printer mapped to my MAC. I'm able to print from applications without any issues, but when I try to print using terminal (lp or lpr), every file gets held up on the printer with ...
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How to add printer with lpadmin and have it show up in Printers and Scanners in System Preferences?

I am using Mojave, and I am able to add a printer using lpadmin. I can then print a test page to that printer using the CUPS web interface. Additionally, the printer is listed with lpstat -p. ...
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Adding smb printer through terminal

Goal: Add a domain printer just through the terminal without using its IP address. Following the instructions here: https://dae.me/blog/1826/add-a-printer-via-command-line-in-os-x/#comment-256587 I ...
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How can I default to a particular printer on a particular wifi network?

When I work from the office, I wnt to print from the office printer. When I work at home, I want to print from my home printer. But I spend a lot of time sending documents to the last used printer, ...
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macOS will not remember AirPrint password

[macOS 10.14.5] I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, all the latest firmware updates as of today, and have changed the default AirPrint username/password. I can successfully print. However, even though I ...
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Is it possible to set different default paper sizes in OSX for different printers?

I regularly connect to 3 printers. 1) A1 plotter 2) A3 printer 3) A4 printer I use each one in different circumstances. In the OSX system preferences you can set a default paper size, but this ...
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Use independent scanner and printer as one (specifically for photocopy)

I have a Canon Lide 110 (scanner) and an Epson L120 (printer) which I want to combine to achieve the feature set of an off the shelf all-in-one printer-scanner. Is there a software that I can use to ...
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What are the files in the /Library/Image Capture/TWAIN Data Sources/ and can they be removed?

In preparation for macOS 10.15, I'm reviewing my list of installed applications and removing those that are 32-bit. On the list of apps identified by System Report, I see two things that are 32-bit: ...
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Label printer on MAC OS not print my label

I've to configure the printing from UPS label (from UPS API) given as GIF image to a Bixolon SLP-DX420. I'm using a Mac with Mojave 10.14.3. What I tried : First things first I tried to install ...
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Number roadmaps as A001 instead of A1 using Word page numbers

To identify roadmaps provided to participants to a biycle randonnee, I want to number them as A001 to A150, B001 to B150 and C001 to C150. After printing the required roadmaps in a printshop, I ...
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Mac keep losing printers, has to restart

this has been a recurrent problem. For some reason Aiprint stops working and I have to restart the computer to restore it. Then, after a few weeks, it stops working again. The computer "can't find" ...
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Give a short name / nick name to a printer in iOS?

In iOS is it possible to give a short name / nick name to a printer ? I have several printers of the same spec distributed through out a building, that all show up as Epson-7620. I know there is a ...
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How to print .docx attachments from Gmail iPad app?

When I open a .docx formatted attachment with the Gmail iPad app, there's no option to print. I've installed the MS-Office for iPad app, but so far as I can see, there's no way to change default ...
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HP LaserJet wont print OCR'ed file or Power Point file, sent from OSX

I've got an HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw printer. The printer works fine for word docs, images etc and PDFs (which are not OCR'ed) If a PDF has been created from a scanned document then OCR'...
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Should I use the manufacture's print driver instead of secure AirPrint?

I've noticed that macOS appears to default to using secure AirPrint as it's printer driver over the manufacture's printer driver. Any reason why I should choose one over the other?
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PDF Printing Quality Issues

I am having problems with printing some PDF documents on a 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.14.3. Most PDF documents print fine (from Preview), and I'm happy with the quality. Examples are these ...
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Print Job Notification

I tend to print tens of pages in high DPI mode, so it may take minutes (sometimes even few hours) for my printer to print something. Is there an app/utility or a script to get notified that a given ...
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Why isn't my Bluetooth printer appearing on iPhone but is appearing on Android and PC?

I'm trying to connect a thermal printer to my iPhone but its not showing up in the list of Bluetooth devices. However, it is showing on my PC and Android smartphone. Has the advertising only got ...
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I keep having to re-add my printer to macOS every time I want to print something

I've been experiencing this issue a lot lately. First off, I have one of those wireless routers with a 2 GHz and a 5 GHz network. I'm not sure if that's what's causing this problem, but I have a ...
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How to modify cupsd.conf on 50+ machines

I need to modify the cupsd.conf file (removal of PAUSE-PRINTER/RESUME-PRINTER) on 50+ machines to allow non-admin accounts to resume the print queue. Is there a way I can script this (through ...
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When I set the User Code in the print dialog, the print dialog of Preview app does not work correctly

When I set the User Code in the print dialog, the print dialog of Preview app does not work correctly. But it works from the other apps (e.g. Google Chrome). macOS Mojave
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How turn a folder into a print queue?

On MacOS, you can drop a PDF directly onto the window of a Printer's print queue, and it will be sent to print immediately (with the printer's default settings). I'm looking for a way to do a similar ...
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Is there a tool to simply join 2 pdf pages in one?

It seems a hard to find an answer to such a simple request: I have a pdf file with 16 pages A4 size. I would like to make a 'spreads' view of it, this means that page 1 and page 16 (cover and ...
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Force any printer to convert all colors to Grayscale automatically?

I've got a color inkjet printer, and I only have black ink left. I want my printer to automatically convert all colors printed to a grayscale equivalent. I'd like a solution that works with any ...
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Create driverless print queue in Mac OS 10.12+

I am trying to set up printers via bash script in Mac OS, using lpadmin with the -m everywhere option to let my CUPS server handle the jobs. This works fine from my Linux machines, however the Mac OS ...
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How to merge multiple image files into one pdf file with page and its original size for every image?

I have some images and I need to print it to ONE pdf file with size of pages as size of its images. How can I do that? In other words I would like to achieve sth like this: Read rectangle is a pdf ...
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How can I share a USB printer on MacOS

I have a Brother DCP-7040 USB connected printer on my High Sierra system that I'd like to share on my network if possible. It is using the Brother-supplied CUPS driver, which I just updated yesterday. ...