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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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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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Is there any way to print to an old Diablo-command-set parallel printer from a modern Mac?

This question is mostly about software. There exist many hardware adapters that allow one to connect a parallel printer to the USB port on a Mac, but I can't find any way to stream text to the adapter ...
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How can I make the OS print dialog default to a particular preset?

Simply put, this is what I want: I want to take a unique printer preset that has already been made and make the OS default to it any time that particular printer is selected to be printed to. I know ...
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How to get Mac OS 10.8 to see Canon MF4370dn Printer drivers

I just got a MacBook Air and wanted it to use my Canon ImageClass MF4370dn printer. The printer is on my network with a static IP. I've no problem getting MacBook to find the printer either via ...
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How can I add standard users to the print managers group?

I'm sysadmin for a small company; my users are on 10.6.8 (iMacs) and do not have admin rights for various reasons. The only times this is annoying is when a print job jams or otherwise does not go ...
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Printing from an iPhone

I live in a remote area that has very good 3G and Edge coverage. I have bought and returned every other device but NOTHING seems to have reception to ANY Internet except for an iPhone. I have the HP ...
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Random pages printing with curl command

I need some help with this... My printer (hp inkjet) will randomly print 3 pages with just a header that includes the curl command (see photo) since this is a major waste of paper, how do I get this ...
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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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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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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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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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PC Emulator for OSX with driver support

So my workplace purchased a new Enduro 3E Card Printer and they asked me to install it--looking at the installation discs, I immediately realized that they were for Windows installations. So I went to ...
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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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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel is only shown on screen and not printed. Using a large image as header in Excel ...
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How to connect a Mac Book Pro to a LaserWriter II NT

I have an Apple LaserWriter II NT from the late 80's. Is there a way how I can print to it from my MacBook Pro?
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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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How to get Mac OS X printer preset to save paper size and not default to system default paper size?

I have a receipt printer and regular printer on my Mac and have the system default paper size set to Letter and default printer set to "Last Used" In Safari I've setup a preset for my receipt printer ...
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How do I install hp officejet printer 4610/4620 onto my apple 4th generation IPad?

I have an HP Officejet 4610/4620 attached to an OSX machine, and I would like to print to it from my 4th generation iPad Apple - how can I achieve this?
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Duplex default in Acrobat X

My MacOS and Acrobat Pro version are as follows. Mac OS X 10.7.5 Acrobat 10.1.6 When I'm printing PDF documents, I can never set 'duplex printing' as a default setting. I think I could do it in ...
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How to set two-sided printing as default in Mountain Lion Preview?

Every time I print from Preview app I need to manually click on "Two-sided" checkbox. This is annoying when I have a bunch of documents to print. Is there any way to set "two-sided" as default?
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Mountain Lion printer not found on bonjour, can't install by IP

My networked HP6310 suddenly stopped working today from my MBPro running Mountain Lion. Other laptops in the house (MB running Snow Leopard, MBP running Lion) can still print. I can connect via USB ...
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Why did I lose the ability to print to a networked printer?

I have a Canon iP3600 printer connected to a networked hard drive and up until a few days ago I was able to print from it. however, i have now lost the ability to print ever since i downloaded Apple's ...
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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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Printer deamon creates hundreds of symlinks

Today I stumbled over hundreds of symbolic links in my OS X /tmp folder. > … lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 66B 10 Mai 11:42 554f27eaca409 -> /private/etc/cups/ppd/...
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How to fix spurious “Cannot communicate with scanner” error, without rebooting

I have a Canon MP560 printer/scanner combo, installed and working. However typically when I turn on the power to the printer and click 'Open Scanner...' I get the following error: Needless to say ...
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Apple's Preview prints in middle of page

Apple's Preview app always prints in the center of the page, rather than at top & left margins. This is true regardless of the scale (% size) an image is printed at. I'm hoping there's a way to ...
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Can't add a printer on Mavericks

I'm trying to use an Epson Workforce 840 over Wifi with Mac OS X 10.9. This Mac has never used the printer before. I've tried going through the usual steps but it's not working. My Mac sees the ...
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Add Windows Printer to Mac OS X 10.6.8

I have a Windows 7 computer that I am trying to print to from a Mac. I have added my printer using a smb:// protocol and it works and says Idle, however when I try to print I get the following: ...
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Print with blank first page?

I frequently have to print a 3-page document. Wanting to save paper, I print it 2-to-a-page, double-sided. So I end up with the front having "1 | 2", and the back having "3 | ". It'd be more ...
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What are some steps to troubleshoot problems sharing printers, files, and screen?

I am having many problems sharing (printer, file, screen) from a Macbook Pro (10.6.8) to a PowerMac G5 tower (10.5.8). It was working just fine until we switched internet providers and got a new ...
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How can I permanently force Xerox secure printing?

My clients are printing direct to a network printer (no print server). Xerox have confirmed that the Secure Print Only option is only available in Windows, so I am looking at editing .plists, ...
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how to print or export annotations in a pdf file?

I have a pdf file containing annotations from someone else (I assume they are made in windows with some Adobe software, but I'm not sure). They look like that: and can be displayed in Preview.appor ...
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Can I put an Airport Extreme in client mode (sharing printer only)?

I have an Airport Extreme 3rd gen (A1301). I just bought a Time Capsule 5th gen (A1470). I put the TC where the AE used to be, in a cupboard in the hall. Now I am thinking to repurpose the AE as a ...
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Preview.app: easily print current page only?

When printing a PDF from preview, is there an easy way to only print the currently displayed page? Now, I look up the page number and enter it two times in the page range. But maybe there is a ...
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Printers that Work With Mac OS X?

I'm planning to purchase a printer + scanner soon and want to have one that will be able to work with Mac, as well as Windows machines. I am hoping for one that will have a wireless printing/scanning ...
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Is it possible to add Adobe PDF as a printer in Lion?

I want to add Adobe PDF as a printer in Lion. I know how to use the "pdf" button in the print dialog, but that unfortunately won't work for the task I have in mind. Does anyone know how to this? ...
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How do I install a2ps for better printing?

How do I install this program so that I can do postscript printing? Currently I get -bash: a2ps: command not found
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How to AirPrint to a printer that does not have WiFi?

My mother has a Samsung printer that works perfectly fine... except that it's not network enabled (it doesn't have WiFi). She wants to print to it using her iPad. Is there any way to do this? (The ...
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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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How can I take custom printer settings from one computer and transfer them to others on the network?

I have a new printer on the network with four paper trays. If I set custom print settings on one computer. How can I transfer these setting to other computers?
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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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How to print one Numbers row per page, formatted nicely

I have a Numbers spreadsheet consisting of data that I would like to print. However, I would like to have each row of the table printed out on its own separate page. Moreover, each row contains a lot ...
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My terminal keeps printing “emergency” messages

I keep getting these broadcast messages being printed to every terminal window, and it's driving me nuts. Does anybody have a clue as to how to turn them off? Broadcast Message from _usbmuxd@10242-...
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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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Trying to find what driver my printer is currently using on OS X

I have two Macs, and one (with Mavericks) is working with a Sharp printer no problem, the other Mac (also with Mavericks) on the same printer cannot print to it. The mac having the problem can see ...
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How do I schedule a print job in 10.9?

When printing, I can't seem to find the scheduler in the print dialog box. How do I enable print scheduling in 10.9? I remember in at least 10.5 it being one of the options in the print dialog.
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How to screen capture high-quality for printing for 300 DPI?

On the Mac I am aware of how to do a screen capture, but it creates a 72 DPI image. We need a much higher quality image because it's for printing on a color laser printer. We need to be able to print ...
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Airprint on older HP Printer (Color LaserJet 2600N)

My parents have both recently gotten iPads, and have found that our networked laser printer, a HP Color LaserJet 2600N doesn't seem to support airprint. Is there any way to upgrade the printer to ...
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Print PDF with crop marks

I have an A4 PDF document that has content all the way to the border and I want to print it out. Hence I print out on A3 sized paper (i.e. I print on paper twice the size) and then cut it to the ...
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Reinstall Cups after unloading/removing its LaunchDaemon

On one of our laptops, we had popups about printer settings update 200 times per day. It was getting really annoying and so without thinking about it enough, I've unload and remove cups service. sudo ...

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