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Set personal printing preferences

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To set personal printing preferences

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the icon for the printer you are using, and then click Printing Preferences.

  3. Click the Layout and Paper/Quality tabs and the Advanced button to see the available choices, and make changes as needed.


  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • When you set personal printing preferences using Printers and Faxes, the default settings are changed for all documents you print to that printer. These preferences include the page orientation, the tray from which paper is sent, and the number of copies printed. Making these changes requires that you have the Print permission, which is one of several printer permissions. For more information, click Related Topics.

  • You can change printing preferences for individual documents from within a software program. To do so, click Page Setup (or Print Setup) on the program's File menu, and then make selections. To set the printing default for all users connected to the printer, see Set printing defaults.

  • You can also open printing preferences in Printers and Faxes by clicking a printer, and then clicking Select printing preferences under Tasks on the left side of the window. This option is available only if folders are set to look like a Web page and a printer is selected. For more information, click Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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