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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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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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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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Preview/Mail printing issue

I am attempting to print PDF's (and save documents as PDF's) as close to full bleed as possible. Right now I am losing approximately 3/4" in margin left, right, top and bottom. Any way to adjust ...
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Creating 2 quarter-sheet sized booklet on single sheet of paper

I need to create/print a booklet that is 1/4 size of a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper. From this page, How can I print a booklet from a pdf file?, I know I how to create the booklet. But this is larger ...
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OS X based RFID Printing Solution

We are in the process of upgrading our servers at our school. Right now we use Safecom to manage our print queues for each user. Each user that is allowed to print can do so via logging in using an ...
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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 can I print adress labels

Is there a program to create address labels on my MacBook Pro laptop? I want to do Christmas labels on the Avery Labels.
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AddPrinter.app hangs on Yosemite

I want to add a network printer on my MBP13R mid-2013. I open the dialog box Add printer (Addprinter.app). I begin to fill the form for IP adress of my printer (by typing the hostname). I only type a ...
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Resetting printing password

I use a printer on a Windows server configured as smb://server.domain/printer as it requires authentication after the first use I had to give my credentials which where then stored in the key chain. ...
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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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where to type the password for printing over internet and can not install the driver on 10.10

My company has a network printer KONICA MINOLTA C353, I have added it on my Mac. I know there is still a password needed to fill in, but I can't find where to input it. What a bad luck is that I can ...
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Apple MacBook Pro OSX 10.9 refuses to print to a printer

New to apple so is there a way to debug why a laptop will not print to a printer? It is an HP Color Laserjet 3000n. The laptop will recognize the printer and stay in a sending mode or sometimes the ...
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MBP freezes when I print

My MBP13 Retina freezes when I print a file from Preview. I can continue to use the computer on other softwares but Preview is freezing... I have 4 network's printer and one unplugged USB printer. ...
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How can I change print quality and print profile settings when using Airprint?

I just got a new wireless printer and I love that it lets me print from any device on my wireless network, even my iPhone. There is, however, one feature that appears to be missing. When I print from ...
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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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Privacy printing in Mac

Does anybody know how to prevent filename and username to be revealed when printing to a network printer? I would like to hide that information by default, specially the filename since it might reveal ...
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Can't connect to print server

I've recently set up a print server with a Raspberry Pi and a Canon Pixma iP4850 printer using CUPS and have been able to print to it no problems with every Windows Computer in my house. However, I ...
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How to print on a Yosemite managed printer from a Panther Mac?

A couple I know have two computers I'm supporting - one is a iMac which I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Yosemite (10.10). The printer is attached to this machine. The other computer, ...
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Where (how) can I print exported Cards (or books) from iPhoto

I designed a holiday greeting card in iPhoto (which is great) but I wanted to see if there was a cheaper option for printing. I'm able to export the card as a PDF by CTRL + right-clicking on the ...
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How can I print a PDF/X Mavericks document?

A few iterations ago, Mac OS X had a "Save as PDF-X" option available via the print dialogue, with an associated file at /Library/PDF Services/Save As PDF-X.workflow that handled the magic suff I ...
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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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Mail 7.3 with iMac running 10.9

I just upgraded from an iMac with 10.6 to a newer iMac with 10.9. When I use the Mail 7.3 program and go to print and email, it prints all previous emails from the same sender as well. I don't want ...
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Word attachment file name prints as icon with ? inside when I print email

I have a Mac with Word 2011. Every now and then when I print an email with a Word attachment, my HP printer prints an icon with a question mark instead of the Word file name.
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Print from launchd task

I have a script that needs to be running in the background periodically (I've put it there with Lingon X). That script (PHP based) is 1. polling a server, 2. retrieving a PDF file from the server 3. ...
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Can't print PDF in Safari since Yosemite

I can't print a PDF in Safari. I hit Print but nothing happens. This never happened until I downloaded Yosemite.
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Retain print spool until printer available?

I'd like to be able to add, by script and by hand, files on dropbox to the print queue and for these to be retained there until I'm at a specific printer with my Macbook Pro. As it is now, I add docs ...
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Software Update wants to install printer driver update that removes support for my printer

I have a Brother MFC-9340CDW that I've had for some time. I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Yosemite and found that among the broken things were that my printer no longer functioned due to ...
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How to automatically add file location while printing

I'd like to print a lot of text documents and I'd like to have a file location on the footer of each page of all documents. Of course I don't want to add them manually, but I'd like to set have them ...
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After Using LP Printer Utility “unable to communicate”

I tried using lp to print to our HPLazerJet P1102w from the command line. Items were added to the queue, as returned by lpq: macbookpro1:~ mikekilmer$ lpq HP_LaserJet_Professional_P_1102w is ready ...
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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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Epson 1500 won't print over WiFi

Yesterday I installed the drivers for my printer (Epson Stylus 1500) on my Mac. During the setup I chose to connect over WiFi (the printer had already successfully been setup for WiFi printing from my ...
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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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mDNSResponder missing

I am on Yosemite since today and am trying to connect to network printers, but System Preferences doesn't show any. The printers use Bonjour and I read that the associated process is mDNSresponder. ...
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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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What's the best way to display (and print) rtf files

My son gets his homework assignments online as rtf files. On his Macbook, they are automatically opened with textedit which won't display graphics and other elements correctly or at all. So, he will ...
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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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How can I set duplex to be the default option when printing in Acrobat Pro XI?

I wish for duplex to be the default, but I must reset it each time the application is launched. I would expect to find the option in the Print... dialog of Acrobat, however I do not find it in the ...
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Can't print in fast / draft when connected to printer over wifi, but can when connected via usb

Summary: The fast/draft printing option is not available when connected over WiFi, but works with USB. (Editor Note: seems to effect many printers from both Canon an other manufacturers) Specifically:...
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Print file from terminal via smb

So UI printing fails with no reason as always. I hope that I can get more details by printing from command line. Tried smbutil print //user@host/share file got: smbutil: unknown command print Do ...
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Transfer printers to other mac?

I have a mac running 10.6 that has a dozen or so different printers set up on it. I am working on setting up a new machine to replace it, but would rather not have to set up all the printers again on ...
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Stop from automatically connecting to a WiFi network

I have just bought a printer that works via its own WiFi connection, so every time I have to print something, I have to manually switch from my usual internet WiFi connection to the printer's. The ...
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How do you _unset_ the default printer?

I know I'm going to hit myself when someone tells me the answer, but I set the Default Printer on my Mac, and wish I hadn't. Previously, it would default to the last printer used, which was great. ...
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“Unable to download the software from the server at this time error” when installing printer [closed]

I keep getting the following message (see image below) when trying to install a shared printer, I first got this error a month ago and have been trying every couple of days since, but i guess the ...
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Mac printing error: paper size unresolvable conflict

I am trying to set duplex as the default for my printer. Many people have told me to just create a preset and use that but there are some apps that this doesn't work for, so I am looking for a ...
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Remote (Dell) printer errors

When I configure and print to remote Dell printers, I get an odd errors in my system.log: sandboxd[xxx] ([xxxxx]): DellSecureFilter(xxxxx) deny file-write-create /private/tmp/fx20140919212407.job ...
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Using AirPrint printer on a public Wi-Fi

If I'm at a dorm and the only available Wi-Fi is through a public network such as a University's Wi-Fi, how can I prevent others from printing to my AirPrint enabled printer? I would like to be able ...
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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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Bonjour (Printing service) run on Sleep

I currently use Bonjour for my home wireless printing. It works flawlessly, but I have one gripe with software. If my iMac (pc connected to the printer) goes to sleep, the wireless print stops. Is ...
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Brother HL-1440 Disappears From Mavericks

I'm using OS X 10.9.4 and I have a Brother HL-1440 that I've been using for years, even before I was using an iMac. It's been a real workhorse and doesn't show signs of failure mechanically (it's ...
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Which printer software driver should I use?

When adding a printer in OS X, and assuming the printer is AirPrint enabled, which driver should I use: 1. the AirPrint driver or 2. the CUPS driver for that specific printer? My assumption is that ...