Gaining access to printer driver settings

This section lists the common printing features that are controlled through the printer driver. (The printer driver is the software component you use to send print jobs to the printer.) You can change settings temporarily for the print jobs that you print while the program is still open. You can also make permanent changes to the default settings, and those new settings will be in effect now and in the future.

Operating System Temporarily change settings for Permanently change default Change configuration settings jobs that are printed now settings1

(For example, to add an optional tray or to enable or disable a driver feature such as "Allow manual duplexing")

Windows 98 On the File menu, click Print, Click Start, point to Settings, and Click Start, point to Settings, and then

Second Edition and select this printer, and then click then click Printers. Right-click the click Printers. Right-click the printer

Me Properties. (The actual steps can printer icon, and then click icon, and then click Properties. Click vary; this is the most common Properties. the Configure tab. method.)

Windows 2000 and XP (Classic Start Menu)

On the File menu, click Print, select this printer, and then click Properties or Preferences. (The actual steps can vary; this is the most common method.)

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers or Printers and Faxes. Right-click the printer icon, and then click Printing Preferences.

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers or Printers and Faxes. Right-click the printer icon, and then click Properties. Click the Configure tab.

Windows XP On the File menu, click Print, select this printer, and then click Properties or Preferences. (The actual steps can vary; this is the most common method.)

Click Start, click Printers and Faxes, right-click the printer name or icon, and then click Printing Preferences.

Click Start and then click Printers and Faxes. Right-click the printer icon, and then click Properties. Click the Configure tab.

1 Access to default printer settings might be restricted and therefore unavailable.

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