How do I change the colour default to black & white when printing from Macintosh computers?

  1. Click File on the Apple toolbar in the upper left corner.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Print.
  3. A print box should appear. Depending on the default settings, you might have to expand the print box by clicking on the downward arrow, just to the right of the Printer drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
  4. At the centre of the expanded window, open the drop-down menu that appears just below the Orientation and Scale options.

How do I print Acrobat .pdf files? Some PDF files result in blank pages being printed.

Be sure to use the print button in the Acrobat Reader toolbar, not the File..Print command otherwise a blank page could print.

Untick "Choose Paper Source by PDF Page Size" radio button.

Another reason for the printout being blank may be that, occasionally, a document is scanned and made into a .pdf file as a graphic, even though it appears as text. To print this sort of document, you should click the "Advanced" button on the print dialogue box then choose "Print as Image".

How do I print multiple pages on one page?

To do this from a Windows computer in the Library:

  • in the printer dialogue box, click the "Properties" button
  • under the "Finishing" tab, "Document Options", choose the number of pages per page you wish to print.

 To do this from a Mac OSX computer in the Library:

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How can I view or print my Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, or Powerpoint) file from a library computer?

Microsoft Office Suite is installed on selected computers for creating, editing, or printing files; authorization by MAC ID is required. Note: this software is also installed on computers in the UTS computer labs, see: UTS student technology centre.

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Viewers are installed on most public stations in Mills, Innis, and Thode Libraries for users to view or print MS files.

To view or print your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file from any public station using the Microsoft Viewers:

  • Click Start, then Programs
  • Click Microsoft Accessories
  • Select the appropriate application (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Viewer)
  • In the "Open" dialogue box, change "Look in" to the appropriate drive for your file
  • Select your file, then click Open
  • Click Print
  • Follow the instructions on How to Send a Job to the Networked Public Printer



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