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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 technology  research  practice

A Technology Tip

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If you routinely print two or more kinds of documents, each requiring its own printer settings, you’ve probably found it frustrating to have to re-enter or change printer properties every time you change documents.
There is actually a very simple trick to printer
avoid having to do this. Simply install the same printer two or more times, but with different names and settings. This way, you simply select the “printer” that has the appropriate print settings you want each time you print.
To install a printer with new print settings in Windows, go to Start, Settings, Printers, and click the Add Printer icon. Install the printer as you would normally. When you come to the screen where you name your printer, name it something that differentiates it from your default printer. The name should also remind you of what the special printer settings are. For example, ”HP4landscape” for a printer that prints in landscape format.
When you finish the installation, right-click on the new printer and select Properties. Enter the special print settings you want to have for the new printer, and then click OK.
Now, when you want to print using the new print settings, you can just select appropriate printer name from your program’s Print dialog box.

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