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Chapter 12. Printing & Faxing > Desktop Printers

Desktop Printers

Mac OS X’s desktop printers feature enables you to create an icon for a printer you use frequently. Then, when you want to print a document on that printer, simply drag the document icon onto the printer icon.

To create a desktop icon for a printer

1.
Open Printer Setup Utility and display the Printer list.

2.
Select the printer you want to create a desktop printer icon for (Figure 72).

Figure 72. Select the printer you want to create an icon for in the Printer List window.


3.
Choose Printers > Create Desktop Printer (Figure 5), or press .

4.
Use the Save As dialog that appears (Figure 73) to enter a name and choose a location for the desktop printer icon.

Figure 73. Use this dialog to name and save the printer icon.


5.
Click Save. An alias for the printer appears in the location you specified (Figure 74).

Figure 74. Here’s an example of a printer icon on the desktop.



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