To set personal printing preferences


Open Printers and Faxes 


Right-click the icon for the printer you are using, and then click Printing Preferences


Click the Layout and Paper/Quality tabs and the Advanced button to see the available choices, and make changes as needed.


Related Topics

Display links to common tasks in folders

Assigning printer permissions

Security permissions for printing

Set page orientation

Print on one or both sides of the paper

Print TrueType fonts as graphics

Set printing resolution

Set the number of copies to print

Specify paper size

Set printing defaults

Settings that affect printing

To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes

When you set personal printing preferences using Printers and Faxes, the default settings are changed for all documents you print to that printer. These preferences include the page orientation, the tray from which paper is sent, and the number of copies printed. Making these changes requires that you have the Print permission, which is one of several printer permissions For more information, click Related Topics

You can change printing preferences for individual documents from within a software program To do so, click Page Setup (or Print Setup) on the program's File menu, and then make selections. To set the printing default for all users connected to the printer, see Set printing defaults 

You can also open printing preferences in Printers and Faxes by clicking a printer, and then clicking Select printing preferences under Tasks on the left side of the window. This option is available only if folders are set to look like a Web page and a printer is selected. For more information, click Related Topics

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