Printer Button Bar

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Located at the bottom of most document windows from where printing occurs is the Printer Button Bar which consists of a Printer selection, Tray selection, Print Preview button, and the Printer Setup button. Report printing is handled in a different manner, see more here.


printer button bar


The Printer selection is located just above the buttons on the bar and should contain the name of your computer’s default Printer.  To send documents will to a Printer other than the current default, click on the down arrow to the right and select the desired Printer from the menu.  All Design Manager reports will always be initially directed to the default Printer.  When printing Proposals, Purchase Orders, Client Invoices, Delivery Tickets, Statements, Checks, Quotes and Orders, Design Manager will independently retain the last selected Printer upon Accepting the document.  Design Manager will also retain the last Printer used for and Inventory and Claim Labels.  In other words, the software will remember the Printer you selected for these documents, even if different Printers are used for each function.


The Tray selection is used to determine which tray on the Printer to use when printing the report or document.  The available options in the Tray selection depends upon the Printer currently displayed in the Printer selection.


Two Printer buttons are located between the Spell Check and Help buttons. The functions of each button are explained below.


The Print Preview button, located immediately after the Spell Check button, allows you to select whether you would like a document or report to be directed to the Printer or displayed on your monitor for review.  If the button is in the "up" position print to printer button, then the document or report will print to your monitor (see Print Preview Window).  You can then print a copy to the Printer from the Print Preview window.  If you would like to print a physical copy of the document or report directly to the Printer, click on this button and it will stay in the "depressed" position print to printer button depressed .   All Design Manager reports will default to the Print Preview window.  All Proposals, Purchase Order, Client Invoices, and Delivery Tickets will default to the last selected print option.

The next button is the Printer Setup button printer setup button .  Clicking on this button will open a window displaying Printer configuration settings.  The layout of this window depends on your current print device and can include a variety of options for printing.


Clicking the OK button will print the report or document, while clicking the Cancel button terminates the printing process and closes the window.