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.


Specify the number of copies to print.


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.


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.


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