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Printer settings - quick change settings

I have a hp printer, which sometimes I print to A4 and sometimes A3.

I have to go into the printer settings via the Windows interface and remember to turn off duplex, change to colour, change size when I go from one type of print to the other.

It occurred to me that it would be better to create the printer twice in windows, so I select just one option in Excel.

Is there a way this can be easily done in Windows 7?
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You can't copy as you could in WinXP, but you can Add Printer (same printer) more than once.  Once you add a copy, you can then adjust the printer settings to whatever you need.  See AngelSix's comment at the following URL:


"Click on “Devices and printers” in the Start menu
Click on “Add a printer”
Once shows up with the comment I included saying the location of the printer.
Then I get a window “Which version of the driver do you want to use”, and I leave “Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)” checked, and click “Next”
Then I get a window to name it.  I give it a new name (this time, “Photo 4x6” since my printer has a mini-drawer that holds photo stock, so I’ll be able to print a picture quickly), location and comment, then click “Next”
Success!  I get a window that says “You’ve successfully added Photo 4x6”.
I click “print a test page” – it works (although not with the settings I’ll eventually give it).
I unclick “set as default printer” and click Finish.
Going back to the “Devices and printers” page, it now shows up as an additional printer. "
MawallaceAuthor Commented:
Thanks - I was tryig to copy it - no wonder I had no success!
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