Add A Printer
In Mac OS X, when you want to print a document with the Print command, a dialog box appears on the screen. The dialog box will list the printers you can use to print your document. Mac OS X includes software for many models of printers. When you connect a printer to your Mac computer, it tries to automatically recognize and install the appropriate software for it.
If your printer is not shown in the Printer pop-up menu, it probably means that Mac OS X does not have software for this particular printer. It might also mean your printer is not connected properly.
Check your connection, and if it looks good you'll need to manually install the appropriate driver to make your printer functional. Look for the driver in any CD that came with the printer or check the website of your printer’s manufacturer (Note: To search the printer’s driver on the website, you will need your printer‘s model number). Once you have found the required driver, install it on your Mac. Note that only users with administrative rights can install the software.
Even if you are not prompted, it is a good rule of thumb to restart the computer after installing printer drivers.
Once restarted, look for your printer in the Printer menu again. If it is still now shown in the list, make sure that the printer is properly connected to your computer and turned on. Then do the following:
1. Go to the Apple Menu and choose System Preferences. Choose the Print and Fax option.
2. Click the ~ezentity_quot+ezentity_quot~ button under the printer list.
3. FThis will open a new window showing the devices connected to your computer.
4. From the printer list, select your printer by its name and model.
5. At the bottom of the screen you will have to choose a driver for the printer. If the correct driver is installed the computer usually chooses it for you. If not you will have to pick one from the list.
6. Click "Add" and your printer is ready to go.