Mac OS X 10.6: Print & Fax preferences
You can use Print & Fax preferences to manage the printers, scanners, and fax machines you use. To view Print & Fax preferences, choose Apple > System Preferences and click Print & Fax.
Adding and deleting printers
To use a printer, it must be in the list at the left. When you connect a printer to your computer’s USB port, it’s added automatically. If a printer is connected to your computer in another way, you can add it by clicking Add (+). To delete a printer, select it and click Delete (-).
Managing print jobs
Manage your print jobs by selecting a printer and clicking Open Print Queue. You can pause a printer, delete a print job, move a job to another printer, and review the printer’s past jobs.
Managing fax machines
You can send a fax as easily as you can print a document if your computer has a fax modem or is connected to a fax machine. Click Add (+) to add a fax machine. Select the fax machine to set it up to receive faxes or to share it with others.
You can scan an image with any scanner in the list at the left. If you added a printer that includes a scanner, you can use its scanner now. Otherwise, click Add (+) to add the scanner. To scan an image, select the scanner, click the Scan button (if you see it), and then click Open Scanner.
Sharing a printer
To share a printer with other Mac OS X users, select the printer and select “Share this printer on the network.” To share it with Windows, UNIX, and Mac OS 9 users, see the following:
Setting printer options
If you add options to your printer, such as a duplex unit or extra paper trays, you can make sure they’re reflected in the Print dialog. Just select the printer, click “Options & Supplies,” and then click Driver.
Checking supply levels
You can check how much ink or toner is in a printer by selecting the printer, clicking “Options & Supplies,” and then clicking Supply Levels. Then click Supplies to visit a webpage that lets you order more supplies.
If you can’t print to a printer or add a printer to your list of printers, try the following: