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How to Change Print Settings on Your Mac

For Google Web apps (Chrome, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)

  1. Select File and Print, then select Print using system dialogue…
    Google Print Window
  2. If the window below appears, select Show Details
    System Print Window Hidden Details
  3. Now choose the Layout menu and change to Printer Features
    System Print Window Print Features
  4. Even though the scroll bar is hidden in the Printer Features area, click to the right side to reveal it and scroll down a little bit to Print Type
  5. Select the default 2-Sided setting and change to 1-Sided or Booklet
    System Print Window Print Type
  6. Next, continue to scroll down until you see Staple and Punch
  7. If needed, activate either option and choose the staple and hole-punch setting you need
    System Print Staple and Punch
  8. A warning will pop up for both, simply select Continue
  9. Lastly, scroll down to almost to the bottom of the Printer Features area until Select Color is listed twice in a row
  10. Select the top default Gray Scale setting and change to Auto Color or Full Color
    System Print Window Select Color
  11. A warning will pop up, select Continue
  12. The second Select Color setting will change automatically to Full Color
  13. If preferred, select Default Settings next to Presets: and choose Save Current Settings as Preset… Saving your settings will allow easy switching of settings
    System Print Window Save Settings
  14. Lastly, select Print

 

From Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  1. If the window below appears, select Show Details
    Show Details Light
  2. Now choose the Layout menu and select Layout/Finish to change the default 2-Sided setting to 1-Sided or Booklet
  3. Select Quality to change the default Gray Scale setting to Auto Color or Full Color
    System Print Layout Quality
  4. Additionally, from Layout/Finish, click the Finish tab and activate Staple and Punch from this menu, then choose the staple and hole-punch setting desired
    System Print Window Finish
  5. If preferred, select Default Settings next to Presets: and choose Save Current Settings as Preset… Saving your settings will allow easy switching of settings
  6. Lastly, select Print

Last updated by goodspeed_chris on 2019-09-18 05:34:57

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