Print

After choosing the Print option, the Print Options window will appear.

Choosing a Printer

The method for choosing your printer depends on your operating system:

        Windows XP - Click on the Print Setup button, click on the Printer button in the new window, and choose a printer from the drop-down list.

        Windows Vista - Click on the Printer button and choose a printer from the drop-down list.

        Mac - Click on the Print Setup button and then choose the printer on the next screen from the Format for drop-down menu.


Print Options

Select the pages in your project to print using the options in this window:

          The Select All button will mark all pages for printing.

          The Clear All button will clear all pages from printing.

          Alternately, type a range of pages in the Page range field. To indicate a range of pages (e.g. from page 2 through page 5), put a dash in between the page numbers (2-5). You may also enter specific page numbers, separated by commas (1,4,6) or a combination of ranges and individual pages (1-3,5).

          You may also directly check the box in the upper left corner of each project page preview to mark the page for printing.

          Click on the Print Resolution drop-down menu to choose a different option for the quality of the print job.

          Drag the Print Quality slider to choose the quality of the print job. Choose higher quality settings for final output (higher settings usually take longer). Use lower quality settings to quickly print drafts.

Print Setup Button

Click on the Print Setup button (Page Setup in Windows Vista) to choose your paper options, margins (Windows), and printer (Windows XP).

          Click on the Size (Paper Size on a Mac) drop-down menu to choose the size of the printing paper.

          Choose an option from the Orientation area.

Windows-specific Options

          Click on the Source drop-down menu to choose a printer tray.

          Click on the Printer button to select your printer (Windows XP only). Click on Properties if you would like to select settings specific to your printer, such as borderless printing, or to specify the type of paper you will be printing to (glossy, etc.).

          Set the print margins by typing in numbers. If you enter a number that is smaller than the minimum margin size, it will be adjusted to the minimum size.

Mac Options

          If you have not done so already, choose a printer from the Format for drop-down menu.

          Choose the appropriate setting from Paper Size. This will determine your default margin settings.

          100% is the recommended setting for the Scale field.

 

          Click on OK when you have made your selections to return to the Print Options screen.

 

Advanced Button (optional)

Click on the Advanced button to select layout options for the print job, such as the number of project pages to print per sheet of paper (see below). Recommendation: Set your printing margins before choosing the options in this window (Windows computers).

Changes to your print settings can be previewed in the area to the right as you select them.

Size of Image Area

These options allow you to quickly choose a specific print size.

          Click on an option in the Standard Sizes drop-down menu to select a print size.

          Click on the Custom Size option to specify a size that is not available from the Standard Sizes. Select the number in the Width or Height field and type in a new value (the ″ character is required). Alternately, click on the up/down arrows next to the numbers to change them by small increments.

          The Crop image to fit area option will ensure that the entire area you specify (e.g. 5x7) is filled, even if this means trimming two sides of the page. Refer to the print preview area on the right side of the screen to see the effect this option will have on your project pages.

Paper Orientation

These options determine the direction that the project pages will print on the paper.

Number of Images per Page

This option allows you to print more than one project page on each piece of paper. In order to print more than one project page per page, you must first choose a print size small enough to accommodate multiple project pages from the Size of Image Area options (e.g. two project pages will fit on a standard piece of paper at 3x5).

          Click on the drop-down menu to choose the number of project pages to print per page.

          Click on the up/down arrows (or type in a number) next to Vertical space between images and Horizontal space between images to create a buffer between the project pages that are printing on a single piece of paper.

          To create a contact sheet, click on the Contact Sheet button. This will create one or more pages of thumbnails of the selected project pages. Use the slider to adjust the size of the thumbnails.

Image Layout Adjustment

          Click on an option from the drop-down list to choose how the printing will be justified on the page.

          Select Custom Layout and click on the up/down arrows (or type in a number) next to the Top/Bottom/Left/Right numbers to manually set the print area. For Mac users, this is the method for modifying page print margins.

When finished, click the OK button. You will be returned to the Print Options screen.

 

Click on the OK button when you have completed selecting pages, print setup, and advanced options.

 

A standard Windows or Mac print window will appear. Click OK or Print to print the project.