After you’ve used the Print command, you can either sit there until the paper emerges from the printer, or you can manage the printouts-in-waiting. That option is attractive primarily to people who do a lot of printing, have connections to a lot of printers, or share printers with many other people.
Start by opening Printer Setup Utility. In the list of printers, the Status column shows you which printers are busy. Double-click a printer’s name to see something like Figure 14-4: the printouts that will soon be sliding out of your printer appear in a tidy list.
Figure 14-4. Waiting printouts appear in this Print Center window. You can sort the list by clicking the column headings Name or Status; make the columns wider or narrower by dragging the column-heading dividers horizontally; or reverse the sorting order by clicking the column name a second time. The new Supply Level button shows you how much ink each cartridge has remaining (certain printer models only).
Here are some of the ways in which you can control these waiting printouts, which Apple collectively calls the print queue:
Delete them. By clicking an icon, or -clicking several and then clicking the Delete toolbar button, you remove items from the list of waiting printouts. Now they don’t print.
Pause them. By ...