Print Your Documents
You can use your Mac with most common printers. Setting up a printer is usually as simple as connecting it to your Mac or local network—just plug it in, and start printing.
Print a Document
- Choose File > Print, or press Command (⌘)-P.
- Choose your printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
If you don’t see your printer in the Print dialog
What are the icons in the Printer pop-up menu?
- Set basic options.
In the simplified Print dialog, you can set the most commonly used options, such as the number of copies and range of pages. (If you don’t see the simplified Print dialog, click Hide Details.)
- If you need to set more print options, click Show Details, and choose the features you want from the print options pop-up menu.
For example, choose Layout to print multiple pages on a single piece of paper, and choose Color Matching to make sure the colors in your printout match the colors on your display.
Set print options
If your printer has features that aren’t in the Print dialog
- Look at the preview to see what your printout will look like. It’s updated whenever you change your options.
- Click Print.
Your printer appears in the Dock. Click it to check your printout’s progress.
Manage print jobs
If a document doesn’t print
If a printout doesn’t look as you expected