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.
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.
The preferences available will vary among printer models, but some common preferences include:
To change your default printer, see the network printer set-up guide.
If you want check the status of print jobs that you have submitted, you can "Open" the print queue (see Figure 2).
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.
1. Select "File."
2. Click "Print."
3. Click "Print" again.
1. From the Print window (See Figure 1.) Adjust your preferences.
1. Open "System Preferences."
2. Double-click Print & Fax.
3. Click Print Queue.
4. Click the "Active" button.
5. Click to highlight the print job that is stalled.
6. Click "Delete."