Accessing the Printer Driver

Access to the printer driver through applications varies. Generally, the printer driver is accessed from "Print" or "Print Setup" under the application's "File" menu.

The printer driver can also be accessed through the MS Windows Printers control panel to change default settings. The MS Windows Printers control panel allows you to:

l Select the default printer from the list of available printer drivers.

Add printer drivers.

l Remove unneeded printer drivers.

l Confirm the port that the printer is using.

l Set various printer options (these may be superseded by the printer settings selected in the application).

Although the printer driver provides a variety of printer settings, like paper type and page orientation, these settings may be overridden by changes made within the application. MS Windows Printers control panel settings are used only when an application does not specify certain defaults.

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