Windows® 7 Printer Properties
How to modify and set printer properties in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is one of the best and reliable Operating System released by Microsoft. It provides various options to customize system settings and helps the devices to deliver high performance. You can change the printer settings and obtain print outs the way you want. There are different printers available in the market which are capable of printing high quality documents and pictures in very less time. But you may not need high quality printouts every time you take printout and you may also need printouts in different layouts. High quality printouts for less important files consume a lot of ink which inturn wastes money. So, you need to select the printout quality and type before giving the print command. For theis purpose, Windows 7 has a printer property option where you can select the print out color, quality, paper layout, etc. and it also provides various tools to fix printer errors. You can clean cartridge head and check the ink level. These options may differ from printer to printer.
Following are the important points related to printer properties in Windows 7:
- Control Panel
- Access printer properties
- Options in Printer Properties
Control Panel in Windows 7 includes various tools and options that can be used in the way your Operating System works. Click on 'Start' button and navigate to 'Printer and Faxes' in 'Control Panel'. This tab displays all the printers that are installed in Windows 7 based system. Right click on the printer name for which you want to change the settings and select 'Properties'.
Access printer properties
Printer settings are needed to be changed very often and it is not easy to go to Control Panel each time when you want to change the settings. So, you can access the Printer Properties any time from any application before printing an image or document. Once the document is ready to print, click on 'File' and then on 'Print'. On the print screen, click on 'Properties'. Here, you can change the printer settings, and once you click on 'Ok', Print window will appear. Now, click on 'Print' button and your document or image will be printed with modified settings.
Options in Printer Properties
The options in printer properties can be changed depending on the make and model of the printer. Color management, paper quality, port settings, tools, etc. are common options found in almost all the printer properties. Color management and paper quality allow you to select the print quality. Port settings allows you to change the settings of the port to which the printer is connected.
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