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

    Aug 2, 2009
    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


    Jul 17, 2002
    This is determined by the driver for the specific printer model.
  3. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    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

    Aug 2, 2009
    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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