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Chapter 15. Printing > To change the default printer:

To change the default printer:

  • Unless you change it, FileMaker will use your regular printer and its default settings. If you want to use a different printer for FileMaker files than your regular printer, do this:

    In Windows, choose File > Print Setup (Figure 15.1). When the Print Setup dialog box appears, select a new printer using the pop-up menu (Figure 15.2). Make sure your page margins are correct by checking the Paper and Orientation panels at the bottom of the dialog box. When you’re done, click OK.

    Figure 15.1. To change your printer, choose File > Print Setup.

    Figure 15.2. The pop-up menu within the Print Setup dialog box lets you select a new printer.

    On a pre-OS X Mac, select Chooser from the Apple menu. When the Chooser dialog box appears, make your new selection (Figure 15.3). Click the close box in the upper-left corner of the title bar.

    Figure 15.3. To change your default printer on a pre-OS X Mac, use the Chooser dialog box.

    On a Mac running OS X, choose File > Print. When the Print dialog box appears, click the Printer drop-down menu and choose Edit Printer List (top, Figure 15.4). When the Printer List dialog box appears, click Add Printer (bottom, Figure 15.4). Use the drop-down menu that appears to choose the network connection that leads to the desired printer (e.g., AppleTalk) (top, Figure 15.5), navigate to the printer you want and after highlighting it, click Add (bottom, Figure 15.5). When the Printer List dialog box reappears, the newly selected printer will be highlighted (Figure 15.6). Click the dialog box’s red close icon in the upper-left corner when you’re done.

    Figure 15.4. To change the default printer on a Mac running OS X, choose Edit Printer List from the Printer drop-down menu (top), then click Add Printer in the Printer List dialog box (bottom).

    Figure 15.5. Use the drop-down menu that appears to choose the network connection (top), navigate to the desired printer, and click Add (bottom).

    Figure 15.6. When the Printer List dialog box reappears, the newly selected printer will be highlighted.


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