33.7. Modifying Existing Printers

33.7. Modifying Existing Printers

To delete an existing printer, select the printer and click the Delete button on the toolbar. The printer is removed from the printer list once you confirm deletion of the printer configuration.

To set the default printer, select the printer from the printer list and click the Make Default Printer button in the Settings tab.

33.7.1. The Settings Tab

To change printer driver configuration, click the corresponding name in the Printer list and click the Settings tab.

You can modify printer settings such as make and model, make a printer the default, print a test page, change the device location (URI), and more.

Settings Tab

Figure 33.8. Settings Tab

33.7.2. The Policies Tab

To change settings in print output, click the Policies tab.

For example, to create a banner page (a page that describes aspects of the print job such as the originating printer, the username from the which the job originated, and the security status of the document being printed) click the Starting Banner or Ending Banner drop-menu and choose the option that best describes the nature of the print jobs (such as topsecret, classified, or confidential).

Policies Tab

Figure 33.9. Policies Tab

You can also configure the Error Policy of the printer, by choosing an option from the drop-down menu. You can choose to abort the print job, retry, or stop it.

33.7.3. The Access Control Tab

You can change user-level access to the configured printer by clicking the Access Control tab.

Add users using the text box and click the Add button beside it. You can then choose to only allow use of the printer to that subset of users or deny use to those users.

Access Control Tab

Figure 33.10. Access Control Tab

33.7.4. The Printer and Job OptionsTab

The Printer Options tab contains various configuration options for the printer media and output.

Printer Options Tab

Figure 33.11. Printer Options Tab

  • Page Size — Allows the paper size to be selected. The options include US Letter, US Legal, A3, and A4

  • Media Source — set to Automatic by default. Change this option to use paper from a different tray.

  • Media Type — Allows you to change paper type. Options include: Plain, thick, bond, and transparency.

  • Resolution — Configure the quality and detail of the printout (default is 300 dots per inch (dpi).

  • Toner Saving — Choose whether the printer uses less toner to conserve resources.

You can also configure printer job options using the Job Options tab. Use the drop-menu and choose the job options you wish to use, such as Landscape modes (horizontal or vertical printout), copies, or scaling (increase or decrease the size of the printable area, which can be used to fit an oversize print area onto a smaller physical sheet of print medium).


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