default "Print" settings

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  1. dougshaffer macrumors newbie

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    Hi -

    We recently purchased a Ricoh color-laser multi-function device that prints in color and black/white. Under "Printer Features/Color Mode" within the Print dialog, I can select "Black and White" or "Color" (the default is "Color"). I know how to use 'Presets' within the Print dialog to create a preset that automatically uses the "Black and White" mode.

    In order to avoid accidently using color toner, I would like to be able to have the Print command AUTOMATICALLY default to this "Black and White" mode. (I.E., I would like for "Black and White" to be the default under "Printer Features / Color Mode".

    Is this possible?

    To clarify, I have done a 'Save As' under the Presets tab which allows me to save settings under a preset. The problem is that I want it to default to a particular preset EVERY TIME I select the Print command. The way it is happening now, the Preset defaults to what ever it was the last time I printed.

    Thanks -

    iMac - aluminum - OSX 10.5.6
     
  2. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    I made a preset and saved it. After using it, it started coming up that preset by default now so I am not sure why it isn't doing so for you:confused: I have seen on other sites that if that does not work choose that preset and use it, next time choose "last used settings" and it should stick then.

    NOTE: I did actually have to print something with the preset before it would stay default each time I opened it.
     
  3. dougshaffer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    I am able to make it behave as you are describing. However, I want the same preset to come up EVERY TIME I use the Print command. For example, let's say I create "Preset A" and "Preset B". If I use "Preset A", then send a print, the next time I select the Print command, "Preset A" is comes up. But if I use "Preset B" then send a print, "Preset B" will come up the next time I print. I want "Preset A" to ALWAYS come up, no matter what previous preset was selected. Does that make sense?

    Thanks -
     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    When I look at my print dialogue, in the preset area I can choose "standard" OR "last used settings". Are you not getting the "standard" as a choice? If you do, can you save your BW setting to "standard"?
     
  5. dougshaffer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply -

    Yes, my B/W settings remain for use the next time I print if I am using the "Standard" preset.

    But if I decide that I need to make a color print and I change the settings accordingly (keeping the Standard preset selected), then I make the print, the next time I use the Print command, the Standard preset will retain the previously used color settings.

    I want to be able to change presets, settings - anything that can be tweaked in the Print command - then have it so that the next time I use the Print command, it AUTOMATICALLY switches back my Black and White preset.

    I'm starting to realize that just describing what I want to happen is quite difficult...! Thanks for your patience.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Have you change it in the printer utility instead of within the application?
     
  7. dougshaffer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "printer utility". I remember one in OS 9, but not OSX. Thanks.
     
  8. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    I didn't think you could make it go to a default all the time. I only know of it keeping the last used preset.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    In osx,
    spotlight: PRINTER

    jeez
     

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