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OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 4

I’m Okay, You’re a Printer

In This Chapter

arrow Adding a local printer

arrow Adding a non-USB printer

arrow Managing print jobs

arrow Sending and receiving faxes

arrow Setting up a shared printer

Of all the features Mac owners appreciate in Yosemite, one of the most important is the support the operating system provides for Universal Serial Bus (USB), network, and Bluetooth printers. As I discuss in Book I, Chapter 3, if Yosemite recognizes your USB printer, you can print within seconds of plugging it in, with no muss or fuss. A USB printer is connected physically to your Mac, but you can also send print jobs over the network to a network printer or even to a wireless printer. (Unfortunately, if that network printer is in another room, you do have to get out of your comfortable chair to retrieve your printed document … not even Yosemite is that powerful.)

But what if you want to send documents to a printer over TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)? To take care of tasks like that, ...

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