Changing Printing Defaults of Printers
Get to know more about the need of changing printing defaults of a printer.
Printers are hardware devices that are connected to computers for the purpose of printing jobs. Printers are connected to systems with the help of driver software. A printer, while connected for the first time to the system, would possess the properties that are configured at the manufacturing stage. Such settings are called default factory settings. Most of the printers provide users with permission to change the printer default properties. Such a need arises for the user while choosing printing jobs for extra work. Most of the default settings are configured for doing simple printing jobs. So the user can change printer defaults to more advanced settings if the need to use the printer for more work arises. Advanced options provided by printers can only be accessed if the default settings change.
Discussed below are some tips to change the defaults of a printer:
- Changing Printing Defaults for Particular Job
- Changing Defaults for Printer
- Options That Can be Changed
Changing Printing Defaults for Particular Job
A printer prints a document with the default settings while the user clicks on the print option on the system. The user can change the default settings of a printer while printing. The option is possible by clicking on the Preferences or Properties option at the printer properties window that appears while the user clicks on to print the document. The user can change settings for that particular printing job from 'Properties' option.
Changing Defaults for Printer
For changing defaults of the printer settings, the user should open the Printer Device folder at the system. Once the settings are configured, then the properties would be stable for that particular printer device until the user changes the option again. Open the 'Control Panel' window and then select 'Printers and Faxes' option. Then click on the Printer device and choose 'Properties' option or the 'Preference' option by right clicking on the device icon. Now, either select the 'Page/Quality' tab or 'Layout' tab and you can change the settings. After changing the settings click on 'Apply' and then 'Ok'.
In the layout window the user can change the orientation and page order functionalities along with the option for providing pages per sheet. The advanced option is also provided at the bottom of the page. The 'Properties' window will change according to the printer devices. The tray from which the paper should be inserted, etc. is configured at the paper/quality page. Page length, paper size, auto feed, print direction, etc. are the other options that can be changed. The advanced options would be more helpful while doing color prints.
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