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Chapter 7. Printing and Faxing > Setting Up Page Options

Setting Up Page Options

With few exceptions, Macintosh applications give you the ability to print a document to paper. Programs such as: Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect; even TextEdit—Macintosh's proprietary word processing application—give you the option to print what you have committed to type. When you select the Print option (located under the File menu), you're instructing the application to use an output device (the printer) to place your words on paper. Since all printers have options, it's important to be able to set those options before printing. You might be using a specific size paper or printing orientation. For this operation, you'll use the Page Setup command, located within the File menu of most applications.

Set Up Page Options

Open a document, such as a text document.

Click the File menu, and then click Page Setup.

Click the Settings pop-up, and then select from the following options:

  • Page Attributes. This option lets you select a printer, specific paper size, orientation, and print scale.

  • Custom Paper Size. Click New to create a customized paper size by entering height, width, and margin values into the appropriate input fields.

  • Document Specific Option. This option gives you specific options for the current application.

  • Summary. Click Summary to see an outline of your options.

  • Save As Default. Click this option to save your current settings as default for future printing operations.

Click the Format For pop-up, and then select a printer from the available options.

Click the Paper Size pop-up, and then select a paper size from the available options.

Click the Orientation buttons, and then select from the following:

  • Portrait

  • Landscape Right

  • Landscape Left

Enter in a printing scale percentage.

Click OK.

If necessary, save the file and close the application.


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