Win to Mac dealbreaker: Get printing to always default to black and white?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jimmytop, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. jimmytop macrumors newbie

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    I am toying with switching my kids laptops to apple from windows. I bought a Macbook it has OSX 10.5.7.
    I don't want to have to count on my kids to switch every application to print in Greyscale (black and white). Where do I go to set this so that any printing they do from their account is in black and white by default?
    This is easy to do in Windows. For the life of me I can't figure out how to do it in OSX. This is shaping up to be a dealbreaker, unless I'm just missing something.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is determined by the driver for the specific printer model.
     
  3. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    There is a 'Presets' pop-up menu in the print dialog. Set the settings as you want them and select 'save as' from that menu. I beleive that should do what you want, but you may have to experiment.
     
  4. jimmytop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iVoid, I think that will do it. As long as the print dialog always defaults to that Preset, I should be good. My limited testing shows that it will. Thanks!
     

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