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Chapter 3. Printing and Setting Up Print... > Understanding the Windows NT Printin...

Understanding the Windows NT Printing Process

In Windows NT, the operating system manages printing so that applications do not have to. Windows applications merely direct printer output to a Windows-defined printer. The printer driver, which is part of Windows itself, properly formats the output and sends it to the printer.

You specify your printer's brand and model, and Windows installs the appropriate drivers. Thereafter, in all of your Windows applications, the only available formatting capabilities are those the printer can deliver. If you later acquire a new, more capable printer, your applications will be able to format to that printer's capacity. You only have to install the appropriate printer driver, and you only have to do it once per printer.


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