XP Printer Settings
What are printer settings? How do they affect printing in a Windows XP PC?
Printer is one of the commonly used peripheral in a computer. Most of the computer users don’t know the best printing preferences to print their document. They usually use default settings without making any changes to them according to their printing stuff. There are numerous printer settings in Windows XP, which are specially designed for the printing.
The following points will provide a better understanding of printer settings in Windows PC:
- Printer settings
- Print server properties
- Printing preferences
There are particular printer settings installed on your system. Windows XP is one of the operating system, which automatically detects any hardware connected to the system and assigns default settings according to the installed peripheral. In Windows XP printer settings include the options such as printer driver, printer ports, printer sharing and permissions. If you have multiple printers installed on your system then the settings only affect the printer you have selected. You can select the printers you want to configure by the drop down menu in printers setting tab. By reviewing these printer settings you can easily manage the printer according to your printing stuff.
Print server properties
These are advanced properties of Windows XP, which enable your printer to be connected with one or more computers and send printing to all of them. For this purpose you have to set-up a print server. The print server could be any computer on the network. The print server settings include options such as creating a new form, which includes specific paper size margins for print area, printer driver properties, spooling options and configuration of ports.
This is the most common but most important setting, which needs to be configured properly to get better results in printing. Printing preferences include selecting printer, page range, number of copies and other preferences. If you have multiple printers installed on your system then you can select your desired printer from here through, which you want your document to be printed. You can select whether you want to print your whole document or specified pages by giving the page range. If you want your document to be copied more than once then you can mention the number of copies you required. You can also choose to collate your document if the printer offers that option. While in printing preferences you can change the size of the paper. From here you can direct the printer to print colored or black document depending upon your printing requirements.
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