Subject: Selecting a printer or plotter

You can specify a printer or plotter to be used when printing any drawing. You can print your drawing on any printer or plotter that is compatible with Windows, includ­ing raster printers.

Instead of a physical printer, you can choose to print directly to a file, including .pdf, dwf, .png, and .jpg. Printing to a file is not the same as exporting. If you need to export a drawing to one of the various file formats available, see Exporting drawings.

To select a printer or plotter               

   1   Click the Layout tab or Model tab for which you want to select a printer.

   2   Do one of the following to choose Page Setup Manager ():

   On the ribbon, choose the Application button then choose Page Setup Manager, or choose Output > Page Setup Manager (in Print).

   On the menu, choose File > Page Setup Manager.

   On the Format toolbar, click the Page Setup Manager tool.

   Type pagesetup and then press Enter.

   3   Select the desired page setup, then click Modify.

   4   From the Printer Name list, select a printer or plotter.

   5   If desired, click Properties to choose options for the currently selected printer.

   6   Click OK.

   7   Click OK.

The printer or plotter you select for a page setup is also used when you publish sheet lists. For details, see “Publishing a sheet list to the printer named in page setup” on page 636 in this chapter. For details, see Publishing a sheet list to the printer named in page setup.

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