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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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Using MathType on macOS High Sierra results in poor print quality

I am a MathType (6.7) user on a Mac using MS Word (14.7.2) in Office 2011. I recently upgraded macOS to High Sierra 10.13.4, causing an unresolved problem with MathType. Namely, when an equation is ...
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Print dialog loads very slowly in macOS

Model: MacBook Pro (13", Early 2015, 3.1 GHz) OS: High Sierra (10.13.4) Printer: Canon MF4890dw Problem: Whenever I try to print from an app (Preview, TextEdit, etc.), the dialog takes ten seconds ...
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Locating install printer PPD driver url script

Is it possible to output the PPD driver path my installed printer is using?
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Using airprint for SMB printer

I am trying to print using a HP LaserJet Enterprise M609 connected with spoolss (i.e. smb). I can connect and authenticate with other printers that way, and they all print using the 'generic ...
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Setting up Wireless on a Brother HL-2270dw on High Sierra

Any ideas on how to set up wireless printing on a HL-2270dw for someone running 10.13.x (High Sierra)? Most of the Brother instructions require 10.11 or 10.12. The SetupWizard Java App crashes on 10....
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Borderless PDF saving from website

I'm trying to save a website as a PDF file using the File -> Print.... The PDF preview has a white border all around, as does the final final PDF product. I've followed the steps suggested on this ...
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Canon Printer is producing garbage characters

I have a Canon MF-4800 printer/scanner. It's been working fine up to last week. Now as you can see from the screen shots, it is mangling characters when printing. It scans ok, and prints test prints ...
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How to use the Terminal application to search or print a man page

I often need to search or print a man page. Executing the man [-a index] name command invokes a readonly navigable viewer of name[(index)]. For example, the command below displays open(1). man open ...
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How to “print” a PDF on a Mac so that is automatically sent by AirDrop to an iOS device?

I heavily use my iPad Pro with pencil to go paperless. This works perfectly, but printing to paper from any Mac app is still much simpler than printing to the "paper-replacement", meaning to an iPad ...
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Find IP address of ethernet printer when Location is “Home”

I want to find the IP address of my home ethernet printer. When I follow instructions like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGK3DUbFz2c in both cases, it says that the Location is Home. How do I ...
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Installing MacOS 10.8 printer driver on MacOS 10.13 High Sierra?

I wanted to print from my work MacBook (MacOS 10.13 High Sierra) to my old Canon Pixma IP4300 printer at home, but when I connect them I'm told to look for drivers on the manufacturer's website. ...
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Getting rid of HPDeviceMonitoring

I recently bought a HP MFP M277dw printer (which is by the way really good) and as macOS hadn't driver for it I had to install the HP's software. This thing is really annoying and what's more ...
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Is it possible to install a new HP Envy-4520 printer on a computer running Snow Leopard

I am trying help someone setup a new printer (HP Envy-4520) on an older Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) Obviously the best solution would be to replace the computer, unfortunately, this isn't an option. I ...
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How to add a network printer on mac that requires authentication

In our office, we have a printer accessible through our network. I was able to find and add the printer to my mac, which is El Captain, but it is not working since it requires authentication. When ...
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Cannot print PDF but can open it in Preview

I was trying to print this document. It opens great in Preview but I cannot print it: ERROR: undefined OFFENDING COMMAND: firMf STACK: 1185863205 -dictionary- /CharStrings ... Trying to print ...
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Share printer between Macs in different networks

I have one Mac Mini (running 10.11) with a HP P4015 printer attached via USB and shared via System Preferences => Sharing inside my network 10.161.5.x (IP range for machines attached to the cabled ...
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How to transfer printer drivers from one mac to another?

I have two macs: one I upgraded to High Sierra without wiping it. All my existing printer drivers function properly. The second mac I upgraded fresh to High Sierra after a complete wipe. The printer ...
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macOS: lossless PNG to PDF conversion

I have several pages imported from scanner in PNG format. I use image editor to clean some noise, downscale to 100PDI, convert image palette to grayscale, etc. Finally I've got a bunch of PNG images ...
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What’s going wrong with printing my mini booklet?

I’m preparing a miniature book-style document—that is, I plan on stacking the sheets one on top of the other and binding them in the center, where two portrait pages are printed on each side of the ...
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Brother MFC Scanner not recognized any more

I have a Brother MFC-1910W connected by WIFI (multi functional wireless b/w laser printer, scanner and fax). Since a few days I cannot use the scanner any more. In the first place the scanner icon ...
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What is procedure to print multiple envelopes with different addresses in Pages?

I need to print a bunch of envelopes for holiday cards. How do I do this? I want to do it from Pages because I need to change some details on some before they print. How do I do this? I am not seeing ...
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How to PRINT web page in larger font type?

I need to print a web page for a person with bad eyesight. I don't want to change my Safari font settings, as I can see web pages just fine. I only want to print the web page in a larger size. I have ...
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Bulk printing of pdf files

I have 884 copies of a document that have to be printed soon. Each document has a QR identity code on each page, so it is not as simple as print 884 copies of a single document. We are using an canon ...
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OS X Execute a script while printing

Is it possible to make OS X execute a script when document is printed ? My printer is connected to a power switch which is controlled with a REST API and the idea is to switch the printer on only ...
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Resolving WiFi interference 2.4GHz/5GHz

Set-up: iPad user connects to WiFi via Airport Express. A printer is attached to Airport Express for (Airprint) printing facility. Problem: I am using the above set-up with the permission of IT (I am ...
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Solid State Drive for small commercial print shop [closed]

I do graphic designing, prepress & most of the file management at a small (2 owners – 5 employees) print shop. Although its not a huge operation, we're very busy and the iMac that I work on has ...
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Installing Brother driver/software causing kernel panic

I'm trying to install the Brother drivers for my Brother MFC-L5750DW on Mac OS X, but the installer app keeps crashing. I've called with customer support, who confirmed I'm trying to install the ...
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How do I manually trigger a printer driver download from software update?

When macOS "sees" a printer listed on this page, it automatically fetches and installs a printer driver package that will support that printer if it didn't have it already. For example, if I have a ...
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Printing from Sierra to a shared printer on Windows 10

I want to print to a printer attached to a Windows 10 machine. I tried setting up a workgroup then selecting the Windows tab for adding a printer, but this does not seem to work. It can submit a job ...
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Can I print lists from the Reminders app?

I would like to print out the lists and tasks that I maintain in the Reminders app. I can copy the text or take screenshots and paste them to a program like Word, but… Is there an easier approach?
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Install remote printer fails

I have a new MacBook laptop and I can not get a remote printer installed. When I do "Add Printer" it comes up with a screen that lists the remote printer I want (and a few others), and when I select ...
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AirPrint no longer works since new router

Trying to print from iPad, worked fine until we got upgraded from 60 MB/s to 100 MB/s; new router is dual 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz tried both, updated printers firmware. Curiously we can still print from ...
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Ricoh SP200 NW or installing PCL-6 like driver on Sierra

Is there any way to make this printer work? A long time ago I made it work it on Ubuntu with PCL-6 driver (I'm not sure about the name), is there similar driver for Sierra? I already tried IPP with ...
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Manually add shared Windows printer in macOS

In OS X one could manually add a printer using the Advanced tab of the printer system preferences dialog with an smb address. How can I manually add a printer in macOS now that the tab is gone?
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Printing Connectivity with my Modem

I have an MacBook Pro using OS Sierra version 10.12.5 (along with our iPhones & iPad) wirelessly connected to the Arris 6900 Modem-Router and wirelessly connected to our Brother printer. The ...
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How to print a four pages on one page?

I would like to print a PDF document, so that four pages of the docoument is printed on one A4 page. (It is 26 pages all in all, so I want to have 7 papers printed having four pages from the pdf on ...
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Is there any way I can set up a Brother HL2030 to print on MacOS Sierra?

The brother supported Apple printers site shows the HL2030 model as unsupported on MacOS Sierra. I have tried Gutenprint which says it supports the HL2030, but it doesn't work, I think due to this bug....
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Printing 2 pages per sheet results in 4 pages

Every now and then, I use the "Layout" option in macOS's print dialog to fit two pages on a sheet, for instance when printing presentation slides. For some reason, this sometimes leads to 4 pages ...
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Internet solution, printing problem

Background: We have 50+ agents placed at various locations throughout canada. They conduct consumer surveys at departmental stores using our inhouse built iPad app. They record consumer responses ...
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Can I remove the Dymo Label Webservice and still use the Dymo Application?

I don't like an unnecessary permanent open port from the Dymo Label Webservice when I use the Dymo Application every few weeks. Is it possible to remove the web service and still use the Application ...
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How to install a Canon MX860 on MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.12.4?

I updated the OS on my late 2013 13" Retina MacBook Pro to MacOS 10.12.4 and found that scanner of my Canon MX860 Multifunction printer did not work any more. I downloaded and ran the the latest IJ ...
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Can I use HP:s HTML config on macOs Sierra somehow?

I've bought a HP Laserjet Pro M12 (M11-M13 series). I'm trying to setup the wireless part. No firmware has been released for Sierra yet. I have installed the drivers 10.11 instead. When I click open ...
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Sierra - 'There is a problem…' when connecting to Windows Vista PC

I'm familiar with how this should work, but for some reason it's steadfastly refusing to cooperate on my system. I have an old Windows Vista system, which I just use for hosting an old Parallel Port ...
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Printing to an Epson Stylus SX420W from macOS Sierra

I was out of ink, and borrowed my neighbours Epson Stylus SX420W (the box says SX425W, but it identifies as SX420W on my iMac), but I can't print to it, and don't find a suitable driver. The printer ...
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How to choose printer from command line or from a Python application?

I am currently developing an application in Python that will run on Macs and will need to print PDF files. In the past I have managed to send PDF files to printer automatically by using some commands ...
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Add an IP printer with command line

In Printer and Scanner settings, i click on plus sign, select IP and fill the following: Address: 10.242.1.xx:80 Protocol: IPP Queue: ipp/2299xxxxx9342/xxxxxxx Name: PRINTER-1 I searched on Google ...
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Connect to printer on Windows PC via smb - authentication required

I have laptop with macOS Sierra 10.12 and shared printer Kyocera_FS_1120MFP_GX which is connected to PC with Windows 7. If I connect it directly to my laptop via USB it works, but if I try to ...
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Why do fields turn black when using Preview to duplicate or print some pdfs?

I've come across a PDF form, whose editable fields turn black when, after completing the form, I try to: duplicate move print, or email the form. Here's what the form looks like when I download it....
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Printer frequently not responding from MacOS, with a reboot “fix”

I have an 11" MacBook Air running El Capitan that has trouble printing. The printer is an Epson NX430 and we print to it over wifi. There are 4 different MacBooks running a variety of OS versions in ...
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How does Mac gather printer information (mainly driver) after a printer is selected in the list of printers to add?

When we want to add a printer to mac, we go to "Printers and Scanners" in system preferences. There we click on "+" button and click on "Add Printer or Scanner". In new dialog with title "Add", we see ...