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OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Printer

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arrow.png Adding a local printer

arrow.png Adding a non-USB printer

arrow.png Managing print jobs

arrow.png Sending and receiving faxes

arrow.png Setting up a shared printer

Of all the features Mac owners appreciate in Mountain Lion, one of the most important is the support the operating system provides for Universal Serial Bus (USB), network, and Bluetooth printers. As I discuss in Book I, Chapter 3, if your USB printer is recognized by Mountain Lion, you can print within seconds of plugging it in, with no muss or fuss. A USB printer is connected physically to your Mac, but you can also send print jobs over the network to a network printer or even to a wireless printer. (Unfortunately, if that network printer is in another room, you do have to get out of your comfortable chair to retrieve your printed document . . . not even Mountain Lion is that powerful.)

But what if you want to send documents to a printer over TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)? To take ...

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