How to set print preferences on a MAC

Posted on 2010-01-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I'm switching from Windows. In MS Windows I had my print properties (in control panel) set to the following:
1. Print in black and white
2. Print double sided.
That way it would default to this and all I had to do was hit print, and off I went. I didn't have to set the properties each time.

I'm on my MAC now, and I'm having to select these options every single time I print. A bit of a time waster. Is there a way to set the defaults so that it was always default to b/w and double-sided?

Question by:gregholl
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    in the Print window (which comes up when you choose File -> Print (or cmd-P) you can set a lot of settings using the drop down menu with "Copies & Pages", "Layout", etc. Then, whenever you're happy you choose the Presets drop down menu and choose "Save as..." and give the preset settings a name...
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    Thanks. That helps, but I'm not quite there.

    It's not letting me save it as "Standard". I want to be able to replace this "Standard" settings to always go with my new defaults. Is that possible?
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    No it is not, but once you print to it once from that program it remembers it and should go back to it the next time ... I tried it on my mac in Safari and it does behave that way ...
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    Great. Thanks a lot and thanks for the quick respones.

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