Printing How-to For Users

Note. Most of the user docs on printing will be placed at http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/cscf/printing and will be incorporated via server side includes. In short, official user docs are not be be placed in the wiki.

We shall often refer to various computing environments, namely the General Computing Environment and Student Computing Environment, respectively.

Some of the docs here are also relevant for users who have admin capabilities.

Recommended Printers depending on who you are

Depending on who you are, namely, if you are staff, faculty, grad student, undergrad student, or visitor you will likely be sending your print jobs different printers, see Recommended Printers.

Check your Print Quota

Most print queues are restricted to people who have print quota, see check print quota for a detailed description.


Methods for initiating a print job

In this section we specific details, depending on the actual software application, of how a specific print job can be initiated.

Using the lpr command

The primary method of under Unix is via the lpr command, see using lpr command.

Printing from a Web Browser.

The instruction pertain to printing webpages, see printing via browser.

If your Print Job Does Not Print

Check your mail. There might be a message message from our print system will refer to lpquota_filter. If all else fails please contact your point of contact.

Printing using CUPS

  • Primarily this is from Linux PCs. See CupsOnLinux for the specifics.

Linux

Windows

Mac

Topic revision: r12 - 2013-07-10 - DrewPilcher
 
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