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Print to a Printpress Printer from OS X Via the UW Network

Introduction

This document describes how to connect a Mac running OS X to a printpress printer on the UW network.

Procedure

  1. Open System Preferences.
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  2. Select Print & Scan (or Print & Fax on older OS X versions).
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  3. To add a printer, select the plus (+) symbol at the bottom of the list of printers.
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  4. If you do not see the Advanced button, right click or Ctrl-click in the grey bar to select Customize Toolbar.
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  5. Drag the Advanced button onto the dark grey bar.
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  6. Fill out the information as shown below:

    Type: Windows printer via spoolss
    Device: Another Device
    URL: The printer URL you want to print to. You will need to know the exact name of the printer on Printpress. For a list of current printer URLs and locations please see the Printpress Printers page.
    Name: Your preferred name for the printer
    Location: Your preferred location for the printer
    Print Using: Generic PostScript Printer
    Click the Add button when you are sure everything is correct.
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  7. You should now see the printer listed in your Printers list.
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  8. You can test your printer by printing a document or web page.
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  9. When you try to print, you will be asked to fill in your UWYO username and password. Be sure to use UWYO\username in the Name box.
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Reviewed: 0912 By: JB

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Faculty/Staff
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Email UserHelp@uwyo.edu
Contact your IT user consultant
(www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/helpdesk/uc/)

Students
Email ASU-IT@uwyo.edu
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
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