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Printer Profiles

by 70441.2227 / May 5, 2006 5:30 AM PDT

Hi,
I have different printing options depending on what I am printing. Sometimes I just want to print in black only. Sometimes I want to print in color. Sometimes I want to print at 360dpi. Other times at higher resolutions. It is a irratating to have to make these adjustments manually each time. Could someone explain to me how to create multiple print profiles or direct me to an article about this subject? I am running WIN 2000, but also have a WIN XP machine.

Thanks

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That varies...
by John.Wilkinson / May 5, 2006 9:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Printer Profiles

It's actually the printer software that handles that, so the instructions and options vary based on make/model. If you share that info, someone with the same or similar model may be able to help you out.

John

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Printer Profiles...
by 70441.2227 / May 5, 2006 3:28 PM PDT
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Hi John,
I see what you are saying. But, I thought in Win 98 that you could copy printer profiles and change the properties in each profile. It was a long time ago.. So, I'm not sure anymore.
They must have some hook in Windows to pull up the properties from a config file of some sort. Too bad I don't know how that works. I would sure like to know that works. Thanks for the information.

Bob

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Somewhat...
by John.Wilkinson / May 5, 2006 4:12 PM PDT
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Go into the Control Panel and browse to printers and faxes. If you open that up, you'll find a list of printers currently installed. Right-click on one and select Properties. There you'll find a variety of settings you can customize, which are all pretty much standard and not directly related to the printer software. Now, on the General tab click Printing Preferences. The settings available on this window, including double-sided printing, color vs b/w, etc, are based on your printer's software. The settings are separate for each username and can be set as the default from then on for that username. If you want to change a setting for an individual document, when you go File->Print, modify the settings from there...those settings apply only for that file, whereas when modified from the Printer link in the Control Panel they apply for all files.

Hope this helps,
John

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Printer
by 70441.2227 / May 5, 2006 8:17 PM PDT
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Thanks John. That does help me understand better.

Bob

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