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MAC OS X Canon MP830

I have recently purchased an Apple Mac and a Canon MP830. The Mac seems to have problems with the software that is provided. Through a combination of downloading what I can from the disc and the internet I am able to print but the documents are very small and only take up approx. 1/4 of an A4 page. I have had some success by telling the print setting I am prinitng to A3 but the text is still small and the page is still not fill - i.e. this is a quick fix but far from ideal. I have not been able to implement the scanning software. Since both purchases are new, I don't believe I can be the only problem customer. Welcome any advice on either of these issues. thanks Steve

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Re: MAC OS X Canon MP830

Gazzards, First, what application are you printing from? Some applications (TextEdit for example) modify the size of the print job (scaling) to fit the size if the window on the screen. So, if I open TextEdit and type "THIS IS MY TEXT" and print it, it's fair. If I resize the window to full screen by clicking the green circle and reprint (with no other changes) the text comes out minute. If you've only tested one application printing, try another. Another bit of printing information in Mac OS X: You can manage printers in a different way using your browser and pointing to this URL: http://localhost:631/printers/ I use this to print a test page for printers, and it's a good test for your situation because it does not involve the print dialog settings. Just find the printer you use and click the "Print Test Page" button next to it. Does it come out the correct size? Please let me know if this helps.

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Re: MAC OS X Canon MP830

I purchased an MP830 a couple months ago and used it with my old G4 MacMini. The printer installed and worked fine. A week ago I purchased a new Intel MacMini. I have installed both the driver from the software CD and also tried a newer driver from the Canon web site(4.8.2). Neither worked. Watching the print queue one would see the job start and then simply stop. I removed these and installed Gutenprint-5.1.3. It worked for a day and then stopped. I tried various combinations of reinstalling and restarting both the computer and the printer, and both the generic and Canon drivers. I was not been able to get Gutenprint to work again. A few times I got USB error 64. I finally tried changing the USB driver to USBTB 1.0.15 but it does not have a driver for the MP830. However it allowed me to manually select the MP830 Gutenprint driver and this combination seems to be working. Both Gutenprint 5.1.3 abd USBTB 1.0.15 are available at

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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Canon pixma mp830 Drivers and manual for Windows and MAC OS

Here I will show you where to find drivers and manuals for the Canon Pixma Mp830 photo all in one printer.

Drivers for this printer are available for Windows 98, windows ME, windows Xp, Windows Vista, windows vista 64bit editions, windows 7 and windows 7 64bit editions.

On the Mac side drivers are available for Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6

A full on screen manual, quick start guide and other instructions are also available.

To download these drivers and or documentation for your printer please visit

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1. Click on Drivers & downloads

2. Select your OS ( Operating system, windows, mac etc )

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Wireless printing

The MP830 does not include the ability to do Wireless Network printing. You can however, connect this printer to one of your Windows or Mac PCs and share it on the network, which is wireless, therefore accomplishing the same thing.

1) Install the Drivers and Software that came with your Printer.
2) Go to the Control Panel > Printers & Faxes
3) Right-click your printer and click "Sharing"
4) Choose Share this Printer, and give it a name.
5) You can then on, use the Add Printer Wizard on any other Windows PC and install it by searching for network printers.

Step 1 is the same for Mac
2) Go to System Preferences > Sharing
3) Check the box for Printer Sharing
4) Any Mac on the network can see it!!
5) Added treat: go to to install bonjour for Windows, using this software you can print using any Mac printer on any PC

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