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Can not print in black and white. Everything is printing in color red. cant find setting to change to print in black and white

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    i need to change settings on my mac to make my office jet 1800 print in black and white

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On your windows desktop, left click on START. Left cllick on CONTOL PANEL, then left click on PRINTERS. RIGHT CLICK on your printers icon. On the drop-down menu, left click on PRINTING PREFERENCES. On th MAIN tab, look for a checkbox that says GRAYSCALE PRINTING, MONOCHROME PRINTING, PRINT BLACK ONLY, or a similar phrase for B&W printing. Check the box, left click APPLY, then OK. Print a test to confirm.

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