Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Mac Printing Presets

When printing from native Mac applications you can choose from a list of preset printing options. When printing, the previously used preset is automatically selected.
Screen capture of print dialog box

Create a New Preset

  1. Edit the options (click on “Copies and Pages”) to get a list of the avialable options for the selected printer.
  2. Change the “Presets” option to select “Save As”.
  3. Give this set of options a name (i.e. “Black and White” for a preset on a color printer where the Color Options – Color as Gray is set to “On”)

Now this set of options will be used whenever you use the “Preset” with that name.

Modify a preset

  1. From the Print Dialog window, select the preset to edit
  2. Change the settings you want changed
  3. From the “Presets” list, select “Save”

Written By

Photo of Janyne Kizer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJanyne KizerTechnology Support Specialist (919) 515-3609 jmkizer@ncsu.eduExtension Information Technology - NC State University
Page Last Updated: 3 years ago
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close