Using Network Print Queues - Windows


Once the network print queue is configured on a desktop, it is available as a print option within your software.

In Microsoft Windows software, choosing File and Print will bring up the Print dialog box where the network printer can be selected and options can be selected for printing your document.

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Setting Printer Preferences

From the Print dialog box, the Properties button will allow you to change settings that apply to this print job.

Options that are available will depend on the features of your printer and print driver. For example, you may be able to select duplex (i.e. double sided) printing or colour settings if your printer supports those features.

If you want to make a change to the default printer settings for a network printer, this can be done from the Printers and Faxes control panel.

Right-click on the printer that you want to configure and select Printing Preferences where default printing options for the selected printer can be set.

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The preferences available will vary among printer models, but some common preferences include:

  • Page set up (e.g. portrait or landscape)
  • Paper size (e.g. 81/2 in x 11 in or 81/2 in x 14)
  • Number of copies
  • Single or double sided
  • Number of pages per sheet

To change your default printer, see the network printer set-up guide.

Managing Submitted Print Jobs in the Queue

If you want check the status of print jobs that you have submitted, you can Open the print queue.

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From this window, you can list all of the print jobs that are queued up on the network print server for your printer. If you right-click on one of your own print jobs, you can pause, restart, or cancel the print job.

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