How to Print From a Mac Computer

By Melissa Cole

Making the switch from a PC to a Mac can be like learning a new language. But as you will quickly discover, the learning curve is actually not too steep. Most shortcuts common to the Windows operating system have comparable shortcuts on a Mac. There are a couple of different ways to print from a Mac computer, each of which is virtually identical to the process using a PC.

Step 1

Click "File" on the menu bar and select "Print." A print dialog screen will pop up.

Step 2

Select a printer that you would like to send this print project to. Keep presets at "Standard" and the drop-down box below that at "Copies & Pages."

Step 3

Choose how many copies you would like to make and check or uncheck the box next to "Collated," depending upon how you would prefer to order the pages in the print job.

Step 4

Next to "Pages," check "All" if you would like to print everything in the window, "Current page" if you only want to print the visible page in the window, "Selection" if you have highlighted a piece of text and/or images and would only like to print that portion, or "From" and "To" to specify particular pages from your document.

Step 5

Click "Print" to send the project to your printer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Alternatively, press the "Command" or "Apple" key and “P” as a shortcut to get to open the print options screen, which will allow you to bypass Step 1.

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