macOS Sierra: Print dialog

Print dialog

After you choose File > Print, the Print dialog appears and you can use it to select a printer and set print options. The Print dialog has different options depending on your printer and the app you’re using. If you see a Show Details button, click it to see all the available options.

If you need help setting up a printer, see Add or remove a printer.

Printer pop-up menu

Choose a printer from the Printer pop-up menu. If you don’t see the printer you want, choose Add Printer, then follow the onscreen instructions to set up a printer.

You may see an icon next to a printer’s name. For information about the icons and their meanings, see Icons in the Printer pop-up menu.

Presets pop-up menu

You can save a group of print settings as a preset, then choose the preset from the pop-up menu to use the settings again for other print jobs.

Copies

Specify the number of copies to print.

Pages

The range of pages to print.

Black & White

Print in black and white. This option appears only if your printer supports black and white printing.

Two-Sided

Print on both sides of the paper (also called “duplex printing”). This option appears only if your printer supports two-sided printing.

Paper Size

Specify the size of paper you’re using. Make sure the size of the paper you choose is loaded in the printer.

Orientation

Choose whether to print a document in portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation.

Print options pop-up menu

Choose settings for paper handling, color matching, and more. The options in this pop-up menu, and the ones below it, change depending on your printer and the app you’re using.

PDF pop-up menu

Instead of printing, create a PDF or PostScript file. For information about creating a PDF, see Save a document as a PDF.

Show Details/Hide Details

See all the options, or a simplified view.

For more detailed information about printing options, see Choose advanced print settings.

Published Date: Mar 28, 2017
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