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#* In the Name field, type a '''name''' for the printer (anything you'd like).
 
#* In the Name field, type a '''name''' for the printer (anything you'd like).
 
#* In the Location field, type the '''location''' of the printer (to help you keep your printers straight).
 
#* In the Location field, type the '''location''' of the printer (to help you keep your printers straight).
#* In the Drivers or Print Using section, you'll need to '''choose the printer model''' manually. Use the drop-down menus or type in the search field to select the most appropriate driver for that printer brand and model (ie HP LaserJet 4050 Series).
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#* In the Print Using section, you'll need to '''choose the printer model''' manually. Use the drop-down menus to select the most appropriate driver for that printer brand and model (ie HP LaserJet 4050 Series).
 
# Click '''Add'''. Your printer will appear in the Print & Fax dialog box.
 
# Click '''Add'''. Your printer will appear in the Print & Fax dialog box.
 
# If additional configuration option dialogs come up, it's OK to leave them at the default settings.
 
# If additional configuration option dialogs come up, it's OK to leave them at the default settings.

Revision as of 18:43, 10 February 2010

Connect To Network Printers Using A Macintosh Running OS X Tiger (v10.4)

  1. Click on the Mac apple menu.PNG menu and go to System Preferences.
  2. Click Print and fax mac.jpg (Print & Fax) under the Hardware section.
  3. Click the plus icon (+) to open the Printer Browser.
  4. In the configuration window, enter in the following settings:
    Printer browser tiger.gif
    • In the Protocol drop-down list, select Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
    • In the Address field, type bombay.middlebury.edu.
    • In the Queue field, type the network name of the printer (ie, LIB142).
    • In the Name field, type a name for the printer (anything you'd like).
    • In the Location field, type the location of the printer (to help you keep your printers straight).
    • In the Print Using section, you'll need to choose the printer model manually. Use the drop-down menus to select the most appropriate driver for that printer brand and model (ie HP LaserJet 4050 Series).
  5. Click Add. Your printer will appear in the Print & Fax dialog box.
  6. If additional configuration option dialogs come up, it's OK to leave them at the default settings.
  7. To change the default printer, select the desired printer in the Selected Printer in Print Dialog drop-down list in the Print & Fax dialog box.
    Print and fax preference pane tiger.gif
  8. Close the Print & Fax dialog box.

Connect To Network Printers Using A Macintosh Running OS X Leopard and Snowleopard (v10.5 and v10.6)

1. Click System-preferences.PNG(System Preferences) or select System Preferences from the Apple menu ( Mac Apple Menu icon.PNG ).
2. Click Print and fax mac.jpg (Print & Fax) under the Hardware section.
3. Click the plus icon (+) to open the Printer Browser. The following dialog box displays:
Printer browser leopard.jpg
4. From the Protocol drop-down list, select Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
5. In the Address field, type bombay.middlebury.edu
6. In the Queue field, type the printer name exactly as it appears on http://bombay/printers (use all caps, for example LIB142).
7. In the Name field, type a name for the printer. You can use the same text that you entered in the Queue field, or you can type in a different name.
8. In the Location field, type the location of the printer.
Note: These last two fields do not affect printer installation but they provide easy identification if you have more than one printer installed.
9. In the Print Using drop-down list, type in the printer's model, then select the correct model from the search results. E.g. If your printer is a HP LaserJet 4100, type in "HP Laserjet 4100". You can obtain the printer's model from http://bombay/printers

10. Click Add, your printer will appear in the Print & Fax dialog box. If additional configuration dialogs come up, you may want to check the Duplex or Duplex Unit checkbox (if you plan to use double-sided printing). You can safely leave the other options at the default settings.
11. To change the default printer, select the desired printer in the Selected Printer in Print Dialog drop-down list on the Print & Fax dialog box.
Print and fax preference pane tiger.gif
12. Close the Print & Fax dialog box.

Printing Double Sided

You can print double-sided (or duplex), if both of these conditions are met:
a) The printer supports double-sided printing. To determine this, visit http://bombay/printers, look for the printer you'd like to use, and see if the Comments column mentions Duplex. If it does not, then it is likely the printer is not capable of double-sided printing
b) This option was enabled when the printer was installed on your computer.

If both conditions are met, use the following one-time procedure to setup double-sided printing:
1. Open the application that you will be using to print (e.g. Word).
2. Click on the File menu and click Print. The Print dialog window appears.

3. From Presets drop-down list select Double Sided or Duplex and then skip to step 7. If no Double Sided or Duplex option exists, follow the steps below.
Note: If you follow these steps your computer will remember the double-sided option for all applications - see step 8 if you'd like to change that.
4. From the Copies and Pages drop-down list select Layout.
Note: If you do not see the Copies and Pages option, click on the arrow next to the printer's name. The Copies and Pages option should become visible.
5. Click the Long-edge binding radio button under the Two-Sided heading to bullet it.
Note: If the Two-Sided option is grayed out, the printer is not capable of double-sided printing or you need to reinstall the printer using the correct driver (follow the steps at the beginning of this document).
6. Save the setting.
a. From Presets drop-down list select Save As. The Save Preset dialog box opens.
b. In the Save Preset As field type Double Sided,
c. Click Add.
7. Click print to print the document double-sided.
8. When you want to print double-sided in the future, select the Double Sided option under the Presets menu. When you want to print single-sided, use the Standard option under the Presets menu. These settings are saved across all applications.