Chapter 19

Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing


check Connecting a printer

check Using Page Setup to prepare your document for printing

check Printing to most printers

check Mastering the printing process

When you want to get what’s on your screen onto paper, printing under High Sierra should be as simple as pressing the keyboard shortcut ⌘  +P and pressing Return. Happily, that’s usually just how easy printing something is. Unfortunately, when it isn’t just that easy, printing can turn into a raging nightmare. If you configure your printer and printing software properly, however, printing is generally a simple affair forever more.

In this chapter, I scare away the bogeymen to help you avoid any printing nightmares. I walk you through the entire process as though you just unpacked a new printer and plugged it in.

Before Diving In …

Before I even start talking about hooking up printers, you need to know a few essential things. So here’s a little list that tells you just what those things are:

  • Read the documentation that came with your printer. Hundreds of different printer ...

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