can you make printers "stick" to applications?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bonk, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. bonk macrumors member

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    howdy

    I use two printers here at my photo studio - a big inkjet for printing my photographs and a laser for printing documents. murphy's law is in effect here, so almost EVERY time I switch applications and print, it ends up at the wrong printer. my excel spreadsheets look GREAT on 16x20 glossy, but it's really a waste and it's driving me crazy. it seems the printer selection carries over from app to app when you switch. is there any way to make different apps default to different printers?
     
  2. bearbo macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    there's a way to set ONE default printer. maybe you can set THE default to the laser one, and when you print photo, you switch?

    the way of doing it is here
     
  3. bonk thread starter macrumors member

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    that, I know (but thanks for the speedy response). the problem is REMEMBERING to switch it (which is apparently impossible). it seems like it would be a great feature to be able to set a different default printer for EACH application.
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I've gotten into the habit of hitting Apple-P instead of the print button. That way I look at my options before printing. I have a wifi laser, which is great! Plus, HP inkjets for home and two for work.
     
  5. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    ha... i never got into the habit of using the print button EVEN when i only have oen printer... the problem is a lot of times i dont print the entire document, so i have to use it to select the pages i do anyway... so yeah, DON'T just click on the print button then you should remember.
     
  6. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie

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    Using print to PDF uses the default of the App. page set-up.
    Then use Acrobat or Preview to print from the pdf.
    Print to PDF also creates an archive of the print-jobs which can then be posted
    to servers for client access.
     

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