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Making Printer Default Settings - the Printer Properties

This section explains how to open the printer driver properties from [Printers and Faxes].


  • Manage Printers permission is required to change the printer settings. Log on as an Administrators group member.

  • You cannot change the machine default settings for individual users. Settings made in the [Printer Properties] dialog box are applied to all users.

1On the [Start] menu, click [Printers and Faxes].

The [Printers and Faxes] window appears.

2Click the icon of the printer you want to use.

3On the [File] menu, click [Properties].

The [Printer Properties] dialog box appears.

4Make the settings you require, and then click [OK].


  • Depending on the applications, the settings you make here may not be used as the default settings.

  • For details, see the printer driver Help.