You can access the printer driver from your Windows applications or from the Start menu.
When you access the printer driver from a Windows application, any settings you make apply only to the application you are using. See Accessing the printer driver from Windows applications for more information.
When you access the printer driver from the Start menu, the printer driver settings you make apply to all your applications. See Accessing the printer driver from the Start menu for more information.
See Changing the printer driver settings to check and change printer driver settings.
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from a Windows application:
Follow these steps to access the printer driver from the Start menu:
For Windows Vista:
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Printers.
For Windows XP Professional edition:
Click Start, and click Printers and Faxes.
For Windows XP Home edition:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Faxes.
For Windows 2000:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
When you click Properties (Windows Vista, XP, and 2000) or Printer properties (Windows 7) in the menu displayed by right-clicking the printer icon, the Properties window appears, which includes menus used to make the printer driver settings.
Your printer driver has four menus from which you can change the printer driver settings; Layout, Paper/Quality, User Defined Paper, and Extension Settings. You can also change settings on the Utility menu in the printer software. For an overview of the available settings, see Printer Driver Settings Overview. If you are using Windows XP or 2000, you can also view online help by right-clicking items in the driver and selecting What’s this?.
Click the Help button on the Printer Driver screen.
When you finish making your printer driver settings, click OK to apply the settings, or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
Once you have checked your printer driver settings and changed them if necessary, you are ready to print.