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How to print an image across two pages

I have a long image that's about 8 inches wide by 20 inches tall. It's open in Preview. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get the top half of the image to print on one sheet of letter ...
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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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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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How do you get a printer's IP in lion?

How did you find out an existing printer's IP in lion? In Snow Leopard you can do it in this way: Open System Preferences Select the printer that you want to find the IP for Click 'Options & ...
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How can I setup my printer to print in black and white as default?

Is it possible to set up a printer, so it will always print in black and white?
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What program can print source code well on OS X?

I am looking for an OS X application to nicely format and print source code from a variety of programming languages. Line numbers would be nice Constant width font Printing the contents of the ...
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Print to pdf with Adobe Reader

I'm filling out a PDF form that doesn't work with Preview so I have to use Adobe Reader (ugh). After I fill out the form, I want to print it to PDF so that it is finalized. Unfortunately, Adobe ...
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Which solutions are available for printing on the iPad to a HP LaserJet 1020 printer?

I have an HP LaserJet 1020 connected to an IOGear network print server. Currently the iPad doesn't support printing out of the box, however I have heard there are several third-party solutions on the ...
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How to control manual double-side printing on Mac OS X Lion?

I have an HP 1022 printer attached to my Mac OS X Lion. When I try to print a 4-page PDF file from Preview or Adobe Reader, it prints pages 1 and 3 and then all 3 lights on the HP 1022 printer start ...
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Saving a pending print job as PDF

I printed an important receipt and quit Safari, only to learn the job never printed because we no longer own the network printer the computer was expecting to find. Thus, the only remaining copy of ...
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How do I get the actual ip address of a printer in OSX Yosemite

I need to know the ip address of my printer from OSX to be able to configure it in my daughters Windows laptop. I tried the solution suggested in How do you get a printer's IP in lion? but I only ...
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How can I list all the installed printer drivers on Mac OS 10.6?

I am trying to troubleshoot printer issues and I figured it would be best to see all the printer drivers (and versions thereof) as a starting point, before I try reinstalling said drivers. I would ...
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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 do I print an email from Mail.app without mail headers?

I would like to be able to print emails without including the default email headers (from, to, title, date) from Apple’s Mail application. It looks like I am not the only one who wants this as the ...
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Keep Preview from autoresizing print output

Whenever I want to print a PDF file from Preview, the print dialog defaults to shrink the page to fit the bounds of the page. I have to manually select scale: and enter 100 into the text field. Is ...
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Printing in black and white without intermediate greys

I'd like to routinely print using only black ink when colour isn't important, because I have a whole lot more black ink than colour ink. I have a Canon printer and I have selected the 'Black & ...
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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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Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
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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 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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iPad mobile safari printing

I need to print web pages from Safari to a mobile printer in the field using an iPad. I can't seem to figure this out - any ideas, suggestions? As I understand it, I cannot connect to a printer via ...
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Need to print out iPhone text messages

I have a court case and have text messages on my iPhone I need to transfer to my iPad email for evidence. Every time I try it doesn't work, it will send them to my iMessage but not my email. I need ...
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Printing source code with OS X

How can I print source code in OS X (HTML/PHP) with number lines and without long line truncation? I was used to Gedit on Linux, but here it seems I can't obtain the same with applications such as ...
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Is there a setting for black and white printing from iOS?

I have a color printer that supports airprint but I don't want to waste the color toner on random docs. Is there a setting in iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) that would allow me to override and print black ...
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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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Xerox 3117 driver for OS X Yosemite

I am using Yosemite on MBP 15 mid2010 I already tried this tutorial http://vadimk.com/2010/10/11/xerox-phaser-3117-mac/ Didn't work for me. Also tried Splix: http://www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ again, ...
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Print from iPad without AirPrint or Wi-Fi

Consider the following configuration I have a Wi-Fi iPad without 3G support. I also have an HP printer that doesn't not have Wi-Fi capabilities. My printer supports USB. I am planning to buy a 3G Wi-...
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Can I print envelopes/address labels from Address Book?

As Christmas approaches I'd like to send a letter to my friends and family. I currently have their contact information in Address Book. Is there a way to print envelopes with my contacts' mailing ...
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Can I print to PDF with my iPad?

The missing print to PDF feature on iPad (like that of Mac OS X) has been written about in a couple places on the web, but they all reference iPad apps that are no longer present in the App Store. Is ...
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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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iOS or Airprint receipt printers?

Apple stores print receipts from their iPod touch credit card readers. They probably use a custom solution with a server backend. Square has a few wireless receipt printers it can work with. I ...
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Are there any AirPrint compatible print servers?

We have several printers here at home, and I am thinking about enabling AirPrint. I'm not interested in driver hacks, since they often require a computer to be running with a shared printer. I am ...
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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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Why is my Advanced Add Printer mode disabled?

I am using a Unibody MacBook Pro on Lion. I am trying to add a networked printer at work so I can print to it, but OS X is not cooperating with me. Typically for adding networked printers on a ...
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Cannot access CUPS utilities after upgrade to Lion

Since upgrading to Lion, I cannot access any of the local functions in the CUPS web-based interface. The response I get is "Internal Server Error". For example: http://localhost:631/admin or http://...
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Copying printer preset .plist files (Mavericks)

I am trying to copy a custom print preset from one computer to another. My understanding is that the presets are stored in ~/Library/Preferences with the name com.apple.print.custompresets.forprinter....
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How does AirPrint (on iOS) decide what printer settings to use, and can I change them?

I just got my first proper AirPrint printer (the Canon PIXMA 7120). Like all printers, it has a ton of different settings for print quality, etc, and when you print from OSX, you get a print dialogue ...
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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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Printer Deploy with and custom preset profiles to Mac OS X workstations

How would I go about deploying a network printer (Sharp MX-2600N) to Mac OS X machines that would include a custom printer preset profile (Embedded Printer User Authentication Code)? Ideal Method of ...
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Printing from iOS devices to existing printer connected to windows pc?

I am aware of AirPrint activator as a great solution for printing from iOS devices using a Mac on the network. Is anyone aware of a solution for someone with only a pc?
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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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Is there a way to have something similar to Cygwin on Mac?

I'm a web developer using a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.3. Before I started developing in a Mac, I used Cygwin on a Windows machine to see what was happening behind the scene on my web application. ...
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Can any apps print from the iPhone?

Can any apps print from the iPhone? Preferably via WiFi...and to an Epson PX710 all-in-one in my case.
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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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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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sandboxd for CUPS backends in Mac OS X Yosemite

I am using a custom CUPS backend for printing on Mac OS X. The backend works by forwarding the print data to another machine (using ssh) and feeding the data to the printer from there. For this to ...
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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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After Yosemite, can't print; CUPS error_log: “/bin/bash: gs: command not found”

My printer stopped working since I upgraded to Yosemite. The print queue window says only "Stopped - 'Filter' failed". From /var/log/cups/error_log: ... D [28/Oct/2014:21:46:49 -0700] [Job 4] PID ...
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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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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 ...