How to set printer default as black and white

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Can someone advise on how to make colour printer default black and white, allowing you to select colour as needed ?

    Printer HP 3300 all in one

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    In the print dialog box, click to the right of where it says 'Copies & Pages', select 'Quality & Media', check the box that says Greyscale
     
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    The trouble is how do you save this setting so it is used as default? In Wind0ze you can...
     
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    To save the settings:

    Open the print dialog box. Change the settings you want. Click to the right of where it says Presets: "Standard", select Save As. Chose a name. This will save your settings, and they will be available every time you print.
     
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    thanks but i dont seem to have the option of quality and media
     
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    Where are you looking? It could be that your menu items are different (I think it is printer specific) so just look through them all until you find options that dictate color usage.
     
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    in dialog box where it says copies and pages
     
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    I tried typing in "Default" to overwrite the standard setting but it doesn't seem to stick.
     
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    love your work.

    thanks found it under paper type/quality

    cheers
     
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    If you want to overwrite Default, try choosing Save instead of Save As. Or just call it something different. OS X remembers which one you chose last so it doesn't revert to 'Default' every time anyways. For example, I have one called 'Greyscale' and as thats the one i used last that is the one that shows up when i print.
     
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    click on "copies and pages," the drop down menu should give you more options. since b&w feature is printer specific, you'll need to explore each option to see where the feature is located.

    edit: NM. glad you found it. :)

     

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