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Printing from Mac OS 9 applications

Mac OS 9 applications can use the same printers that Mac OS X applications can use, even if you do not have Mac OS 9 drivers for those printers.

You may still want to use a Mac OS 9 printer driver if it provides specific features that are not available with the Mac OS X driver. However, you may want to try the Mac OS X driver first to see if the feature is there.

  1. If you're using a Mac OS X printer, make sure you can print to that printer from a Mac OS X application. For more information, see the link below.
  2. In the Mac OS 9 application, open the document you want to print.
  3. Choose Apple menu > Chooser, and then select one of the following:
    • To print to a Mac OS X printer, select LaserWriter 8.
    • To print to a Mac OS 9 printer, select the type of printer you're using on the left, and then choose the printer you want to use.
  4. Choose File > Print, choose the printer from the Printer pop-up menu, and click Print.

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