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Chapter 6. Printing with Your Mac mini > How to Share a Printer

How to Share a Printer

There are a handful of ways to connect a printer so that it can be shared between your Mac mini and a Windows PC. Here, I will show you eight of them, starting with three that solve the printer-sharing problem by sharing the document to be printed instead of the printer.

1. Mail the file to yourself

Simply e-mail the document, photograph, or whatever else you want to print from the computer you're using to one that has a printer. E-mail the document to yourself on one machine and open the e-mail on the other. Or mail the document from one e-mail account to another, such as from your .Mac e-mail to your AOL e-mail account. The computer with the printer attached must be able to open the file format you've sent. (See item 3 for a workaround if you can't open the file.) You may not want to e-mail really huge files, but this method works for most files.


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