Configure printers through Printing Preferences, shown in Figure 14.3. (Printing Preferences was called Document Defaults in Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows NT.) Printing Preferences is used to configure the way documents are printed, and includes the following:

  • Duplexing

  • Orientation

  • Paper Source

  • Media

  • Page Order

  • Pages Per Sheet

  • Paper Size

Depending on the printer, different advanced options are available. Some possible advanced options include the following:

  • Copy Count

  • Print Quality

  • Scaling

  • TrueType Fonts

  • PostScript Output Option

  • TrueType Font Download Option

  • PostScript Language Level

  • Send PostScript Error Handler

  • Mirrored Output

  • Negative Output

  • Output Destination

  • Resolution Enhancement

  • EconoMode

  • Fit to Page

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    Figure 14.3 Layout Tab of Printing Preferences

To access Printing Preferences

Click the Layout or Paper/Quality tabs in the Print dialog box of the program you used to create the document.

– Or –

Right-click the name of a printer in the Printers folder, and then click Printing Preferences .

Printing Preferences settings are maintained across different documents, allowing you to establish a standard output for all documents. Printing Preferences determine default print job settings, but you can override these defaults in the Print dialog box.