Chapter 8

Printing and Scanning

In This Chapter

arrow Selecting a printer

arrow Hooking up a printer

arrow Printing

arrow Troubleshooting

arrow Using the Mac as a scanner

Computers are supposed to bring relief to pack rats. The idea that you can store documents and files in their electronic state on your hard drive or solid-state drive (SSD), or in iCloud — thus reducing physical clutter — has widespread appeal. A few trees may breathe a sigh of relief, too.

There’s been a lot of buzz over the years surrounding the potential for a paperless society. Perhaps pulp-industry executives, who’ve seen paper production decline of late, are beginning to lose sleep over the possibility.

But paper isn’t going away any time soon. Fact is, you want to pick up something tangible for your own edification and convenience. And you want hard copies to show people. It’s better to hand Grandma printed pictures of the newborn than to pull out a computer (or other gizmo) to show off your latest bundle of joy. What’s more, even in ...

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