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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Configuring Printer Preferences

Once you've added a new printer icon, you might want to make alterations and customizations to the printer setup. For example, you can do the following:

  • Choose the default printer if you have more than one printer installed.
  • Set job defaults pertaining to paper tray, two-sided printing, scaling, type of paper feed, halftone imaging, printer setup information (such as a PostScript “preamble”), and paper orientation.
  • Check and possibly alter device-specific settings such as DPI (dots per inch), memory settings, and font substitution.
  • Share the printer, and specify its share name so that other network users can use your printer.
  • Declare a separator file, usually one page long, that prints between each print job with the ...

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