Mac OS X (10.2, 10.3 and 10.4) - Adding a Printer

This document explains how to add a printer in Mac OS X. This information only applies to Mac OS 10.2.x – 10.4.x.

Mac OS X 10.x-10.4
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  1. Open the print center: Applications -> Utilities -> Print Center, this will give you a window entitled Printer List.
  2. Click on Add.

    add printer window

  3. From the dropdown, menu select the method of connection. It is frequently USB, but you can also choose LPR Printer using IP or Appletalk, if appropriate.

    connection selection

  4. Depending on your printer either select it from the listing or configure the necessary settings. If you have questions on how to configure the settings please refer to the printer's documentation or your network administrator.



Keywords:macintosh os x adding removing printer 10.2.x 10.3.x 10.4.x panther jaguar tiger   Doc ID:2550
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2004-03-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2013-04-17 10:00 CDT
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