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HP LaserJet 1010, 1012, and 1015 Printers - Printer Properties (Driver) Overview

Introduction

Printer properties, also known as the driver, control the printer. It is possible to change the default settings, such as media size and type, printing multiple pages on a single sheet of media (N-up printing), resolution, and watermarks. The printer properties can be accessed in the following ways:
  • Through the software application being used to print. This only changes the settings for the current software application.
  • Through the Windows operating system. This changes the default settings for all future print jobs.
NOTE: Because many software applications use a different method of accessing the printer properties, the following section describes the most common methods used in Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, Millennium, and Windows XP.

Changing the print settings

The below sections provide instructions for changing the print settings.

To only change the settings for the current software application

NOTE: Although the steps can vary between software applications, this is the most common method.
  1. Click the File menu in the current software application and then click Print .

  2. On the Print dialog page click Properties .

  3. Make the desired changes to the settings and then click OK .

Changing the default settings for all future print jobs in Windows 98, 2000, and Millennium (Me)

  1. In the Windows system tray click Start , then click Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. Right-click the HP LaserJet 1010 series printer icon.

  3. Click Properties (in Windows 2000, it is possible to also click Printing Preferences ).

  4. Make the desired changes to the settings, and then click OK .

NOTE: In Windows 2000, many of these features are available from the Printing Preferences menu.

Changing the default settings for all future print jobs in Windows XP

  1. In the Windows system tray click Start and then click Control Panel .

  2. Double-click Printers and Other Hardware .

  3. Click Printers and Faxes .

  4. Right-click the HP LaserJet 1010 series printer icon.

  5. Click Properties , or click Printing Preferences .

  6. Make the desired changes to the settings, and then click OK .

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Print setting priorities

There are three ways to change print settings for this printer: in the software application, in the printer driver, and in the HP toolbox. Changes made to print settings are prioritized according to where the changes are made, as follows:
  • Changes made in the software application override settings changed anywhere else. Within a software application, changes made in the Page Setup dialog box override changes made in the Print dialog box.
  • Changes made in the printer driver (Printer Properties dialog box) override settings made through the HP toolbox. Changes made in the printer driver do not override settings in the software application.
  • Changes made in the HP toolbox have the lowest priority.

If a particular print setting can be changed in more than one of the ways listed above, use the method that has the highest priority.

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Printer properties online help

The printer properties (driver) online help includes specific information about the functions in the printer properties. This online help guides the process of changing the printer's default settings.

Accessing the printer properties online help

  1. From the software application, click File, Print and then click .

  2. Click Properties and then click Help .

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