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Select a Default Printer

How To - Select a default printer

Purpose:

This knowledge base article is designed to help an end-user modify which printer they use for their default printer.  Some applications require a specific default printer to be set for them to work correctly.  For example the receipt printers at the East Orange frontdesk require the Epson printer to be set as default for receipts from eFinesstri to print correctly.  Another example is Great Plains.  When exporting a report to printout you must have the desired printer set as your default printer BEFORE you open Great Plains.  Most other applications allow you to select the printer you want to use on the fly from using the Print Options or Print Preferences.

 Procedure:
  1. Left click on the start menu
  2. Left click on the run option
  3. In the run window type in control printers and press ENTER on your keyboard or left click the OK button.
  4. Find the printer you want to use as your default printer and right click on it.
  5. Left click on the set as default printer option on the menu that appear as a result of your right click in step 4.
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