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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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How can I print multiple pages on a single page via my iPhone?

Is it possible print multiple pages of a Word, PowerPoint or PDF document on a single page natively from iPhone 4S? Otherwise, are there other apps out there that allows me to do so? What I mean by ...
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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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How can I access my scanner directly without going through System Preferences?

Since my printer has scanning capabilities, the Printers & Scanners pane in System Preferences has the "Scan" tab available. This is the only known place to start and scan one's document. I am ...
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printtool keeps requesting admin to modify admin settings

I keep getting a pop up saying "printtool is trying to modify the printer settings" Any ideas why this is and what i can do to resolve it ? If i input the admin credentials the pop up comes back ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which photo websites have iPad support for editing and ordering prints, cards and books?

I've tried the Shutterfly iPad app, which allows uploading photos, but doesn't support any other functionality available on the website. And I can't edit photos or design cards and books from the ...
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Printer Drivers for old models of Samsung, Xerox or Dell printers ( like Samsung ML-1520)

I've got a quite old Samsung printer, model ML-1520. I can not find any drivers for it. Samsung seems to have stopped supporting OS X, and Apple only offers drivers for models not older than ML-1630. ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Printing to Windows (not-domain) Server - Hold for Authentication

I've been printing to our windows-connected printer for ages. And then I upgraded to High Sierra and now I can't print because of the "Hold for Authentication" message. I searched for a solution many ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Macbook Pro Always print in grey scale

Whenever I print something from my MacBook, the printout is always in color. On my Windows machine, I could go to my printer preferences and set it to always print in grayscale. Then, no matter what ...
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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 ...