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I just installed a Canon S750 printer. Could you please tell me how to add an icon I can click on to print? Thank You.

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Hi, Usually after you have installed a printer you would go to a program like Word, to type a document and then select print from the file menu or press the little button on the toolbar that looks like a printer. This would then cause your printer to print the document. The same goes from whatever application or program that you are working in. It is not really the normal thing to do to place an icon on your desktop to print as the printer will not know what you wish to print.
If you want to see the printer that you have installed on the system or look at settings for it and maybe print a test page you can view your printer in a couple of different ways depending on what the operating system is that you have on your computer.
Hopefully you have Windows XP and this will be correct. If not the directions will be quite similar though not exact. From the "START" button select "CONTROL PANEL" and when the window opens find "PRINTERS" etc and open it. Inside you should be able to see the printers that you have installed on the computer.
Let me know how you go and if you need any other assistance.
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SeaJade

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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My canon mg5220 printer is not printing anything. It just says error when the pop screen pops up. It doesn't give me an error code.


Hi Savannah,
Try deleting the printer entry completely and add it from scratch.

Here's how:
  • Go to System Preferences
  • Print & Fax.
  • Select the printer you want to remove,
  • Click the - (minus) button at the bottom of the panel.
  • Reboot the system.
  • Run Software Update to check for the latest third-party printer software and updates.
  • Make sure the printer is powered on, has paper, and doesn't have any issues such as a paper jam or low ink.
  • Adding, managing, or removing print queues may require an administrator account name and password--make sure you know one for your Mac.

How to add a printer

To add a USB printer
Mac OS X v10.6 comes with software for many third-party printers, so simply connect a USB printer and the print queue will be automatically created. If you do not see your printer in the "Printer:" pop-up menu after connecting it, go to the "To add a printer via the Print & Fax preference pane" section below.

To add "Nearby Printers"
With Mac OS X v10.6 you can quickly add a "Nearby Printer"--a nearby printer is a printer connected to the USB port on a Time Capsule or AirPort base station, a network capable printer that supports Bonjour, or a printer being shared by another Mac. Snow Leopard uses Bonjour technology to find nearby printers.
To add a Nearby Printer, all you have to do is select the Nearby printer you want from the "Printer:" pop-up menu:
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Snow Leopard will automatically create the Print Queue.

To add a printer via the Print & Fax preferences pane
Control-click the System Preferences icon in your Dock and choose "Print & Fax" from the Dock menu. If the Print & Fax lock icon appears locked, click the lock icon and enter an administrator name and password when prompted. Click the + (plus) icon below the Printers pane on the left to open the Add Printer application.

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From the Add Printer toolbar you have these default tools:
  1. Default - Used to get a list of all printers that your Mac can see via USB, Bonjour, and so forth. Tip: If you have a long list of printers, use the search field to find the printer you are looking for. Just click the printer in the list that you would like to add and Snow Leopard will add the printer driver for you.
    • Mac OS X v10.6 comes with software for many third-party printers. If an additional or updated printer software is available, Software Update will offer it to you. If you do not see your printer listed in the "Print Using:" pop-up menu or a Generic printer driver is selected, then the printing software may not be available from Apple. For more information about supported printers see this article. You can also visit the printer vendor's website for printer software, or contact them for technical support.
    • Once the driver is set, click the "Add" button to create your Print Queue.
  2. Fax - Used to add a queue for the Fax device connected to your Mac.
  3. IP - Used to add your printer network printers that don't use Bonjour or are on a different network subnet from your computer. Printers that support the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP), Line Printer Daemon (LPD), and HP Jetdirect (Socket) can be added in this manner. See your printer's manual or support documentation for information about how to setup the printer to use an IP-based printing protocol.
  4. Windows- Used to add your printer being shared via the Windows printer sharing protocol (CIFS). Tip: See Mac 101: File Sharing for details about how to add your Mac to a Windows Workgroup. This is often needed to see Windows printer shares.

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Note: Any applications that are open before you add a printer will need to be quit and re-opened, in order to see all the features of the new printer.

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How can I print off line??


  1. To print offline, select the Start menu and scroll to the Printers and Faxes option.
  2. Alternatively, the Printers and Faxes menu can be accessed through the control panel as required.
  3. Locate the icon for canon printer.
  4. If the icon is not present, you may have to install it through the 'Add Printers' wizards available from the same screen.
  5. If the icon is present, right click on the icon to bring the drop down options.
  6. From here, scroll to 'Use This Printer Offline' and select.
  7. You should notice a change in the coloration of the icon if successful.
Good Luck

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How to install the canon pixma MP 150 printer to hp G 71-343US Notebook laptop since I did not know about the computor. thank you


Please insert the CD which came with the printer in the CD tray as it contains the software for the printer. If your computer is on Auto run the CD will start its run and follow the instructions on the screen. Once the software down loading has been completed the printers icon will be displayed in the desk top. when you right click the printers icon the printers page will open wherein you will be asked to make this as your default printer, Also right click on the printer icon and then click the properties on the drop down menu. Go to maintenance tab and carry out the necessary alignment of the print head and then print the test page. Your printer is now ready to print your docs, photos etc.

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When I try to print a page it only prints the first sentence without the first few words and the second sentence without the last few words all the way down the page. Sometimes it prints the first two...


Install the temporary drivers
If the product is connected via network perform the below steps to add temporary drivers
1.On the Windows task bar, click the Start icon, click Control Panel, and then double-click Printers and Faxes.
2.Click Add a Printer.
3.Select Local printer attached to this computer. Please uncheck the option ‘Automatically detect plug and play printers’.
4.In the Add Printer dialog box, Select Standard TCP/IP port, and then click Next.
5.In the next window type IP Address of the printer. You can get the IP Address of your All-in-One by printing a Network configuration page on your All-in-One.
6.Under Manufacturer, scroll to and click HP.
7.Under Printers, scroll to and click hp DeskJet 990c, and then click Next . The Type a printer name dialog box opens.
8.Make sure hp DeskJet 990c is listed in the Printer name box, click the Set as the default printer checkbox to clear it, and then click Next.
9.In the Printer Sharing dialog box, select the appropriate radio button to share the print driver or not, and then click Next.
10.Click Print a test page to make sure the print driver is working correctly, and then click Close. Click Troubleshoot printer problems to solve the issue if the test page does not print correctly.
11.Click Finish to complete the installation.
If the product is connected via USB Cable perform the below steps to add temporaty drivers

1.On the Windows task bar, click the Start icon, click Control Panel, and then double-click Printers and Faxes.
2.Click Add a Printer.
3.In the Add Printer dialog box, Select USB001 port, and then click Next.
4.Under Manufacturer, scroll to and click HP.
5.Under Printers, scroll to and click hp DeskJet 990c, and then click Next . The Type a printer name dialog box opens.
6.Make sure hp DeskJet 990c is listed in the Printer name box, click the Set as the default printer checkbox to clear it, and then click Next.
7.In the Printer Sharing dialog box, select the appropriate radio button to share the print driver or not, and then click Next.
8.Click Print a test page to make sure the print driver is working correctly, and then click Close. Click Troubleshoot printer problems to solve the issue if the test page does not print correctly.
9.Click Finish to complete the installation.


After adding the temporary drivers, while printing from applicaiton you should need to do the following steps

1.In the program you are printing from, click File, and then click Print. The Print dialog box opens.
2.In the Name drop-down list, click hp DeskJet 990c, and then click OK to print.

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I need to make my printer print from 2 computers


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Thank you for choosing Fixya.com

To share the printer, I opened the Printers and Faxes folder on the computer that was connected to my printer.
To open the Printers and Faxes folder
• Click Start and then click Control Panel.
• Click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.
• In the Printers and Faxes folder, I clicked the printer's icon and, in the tasks pane, I clicked Share This Printer.
• I opened the printer's Properties dialog box, and clicked on the Sharing tab.
• I clicked Share Name, and then clicked OK.
That's it—the printer was immediately available for other computers to use.
Now that I had a network printer, I was ready to connect to it and print from other computers on the network.
To connect to the printer
• I opened Control Panel, and clicked Printers and Other Hardware.
• I clicked Add a Printer.
• Instead of adding a local printer, though, I clicked Printer Connection and then browsed the network for the printer.
The whole process took less than a minute before I was printing to the network printer as though it was connected to the computer.


Hope this would help !

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I did not see that there was a response on Apple's support site that adds to the previous post I mentioned. Combing the steps from the two posts, I was able to get our W7250 to print from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Here are the steps I took to get a networked Canon imagePROGRAF 7250 to work with a Mac running Leopard :

1. Download garo34 print driver from Canon's support site here.
2. Download the iPF610/iP710 Leopard print driver from Canon here.
3. Double-click on the garo34_osx.hqx file that you downloaded.
4. A folder named Driver is created; open it and double click on "GARO Installer for X".
5. Enter a name and password of an administrator account on your Mac and click OK.
6. When the GARO Installer for X window appears, click on Continue.
7. Click Continue.
8. Click Continue.
9. Click Agree.
10. Click Install.
11. When the installation is complete, click on the Restart button.
12. When your system has restarted, double-click on the iPF610_710_Driver_OSX_10.5_Ver1.10.hqx file you downloaded.
13. A folder named iPF610_710_Driver_OSX_10.5_Ver1.10 is created; open it and double-click on "iPF Driver Installer X".
14. Enter a name and password of an administrator account on your Mac and click OK.
15. When the iPF Installer X window appears, click on Continue.
16. Click Agree.
17. Click Install.
18. When the installation is complete, click on the Restart button.
19. When your system has restarted, click on the System Preferences icon on your Dock or select System Preferences from the Apple pull-down menu.
20. When the System Preferences window appears, click on the Print & Fax icon.
21. Click on the + Button underneath the Printers column.
22. Another window will appear; click on the "More Printers" icon.
23. A drop-down window appears; select Canon IP (GARO) from the pull-down menu if not already selected.
24. In the "Printer's Address:" field, enter the IP address of your Canon W7250 printer (e.g. 192.168.1.2).
25.In the "Queue Name:" field, enter a name for your printer (e.g. W7250).
26. Click on Add.
27. The W7250 is now your default printer. If you want another printer to be the default, change it in the Print & Fax preference pane.

Voila!

I hope this solves your problem and you found the instructions helful.

Mark

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Need to install my Canon S900 photo printer to new laptop running windows vista SP1


Hi,
Adding a printer in Vista is fairly similar to the process used in Windows XP, with only a few subtle differences. If your new printer is connected to a USB port, it will be automatically detected and you won’t have to do anything further. Vista will automatically install the printer drivers and configure the printer for you. The logical printer will appear within the Printers folder where you can make any changes to its configurable properties. In some cases, you may have to manually install the printer using the Add Printer Wizard. Once you physically attach the printer to your computer and turn it on, you can complete the steps listed below.
  1. Click Start and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound then Printers.
  3. Click Add a printer. This launches the Add Printer Wizard.
  4. Click Add a local printer.
  5. Use the drop down arrow to select the port. Click Next.
  6. Select the Manufacturer of your printer and the model. Click Next. If your printer is not listed, click the Have Disk button. You’ll need to locate the manufacturer-supplied drivers on your computer or disk.
  7. Type in a name for the printer. This is the name that will appear under the printer icon in the Printers folder. Click Next.
  8. If you want to print a test page, click the Print a test page button. Click Next.
  9. Click Finish at the Summary window.
To download the drivers, Please click on the below link or copy the URL and paste it in your web browser. Select the operating system you are using and click on the download to download the driver.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=231&modelid=6615#DownloadDetailAct

Thank you........

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Hi murph

What driver did you download ?
The V 2.50 macintosh ppd driver as this will not support osx 10.5 the canon ps driver V 1.81 will the drivers are available from here
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010022.asp

Any problems please get back to me
Thank You

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