Is there a simple way to swap between two printers on my computer. Both are conected by USB cables all the time. I am getting fed up with having to go into Control pannel / Printers to change the default printer each time I need them to swap over
Printer 1 is a HP Deskjet 970CXI ink jet Printer 2 is a Brother HL1250 Laser
I am sure that at work I have seen the printer icon in Word and Excell have a drop down menu to access diferent printers. Can this be done on my machine. Running XP Pro SP2 and MS Office 2003.
If what I suggest above is what you want, you can put a button for it on the toolbar...
(This is for "Word")...
Right Click on a Toolbar
Select "Customise" from the bottom#
In the dialogue box that opens select the "Commands" tab
In the left hand section choose "File"
In the right hand section scroll down until you can see the printer icon with the "Print..." command. (NOTE THERE ARE 2 PRINT COMMANDS.. MAKE SURE IT'S THE ONE WITH THE 3 FULL STOPS AFTER)
Drag this icon onto whichever toolbar you wish.
Using this icon to print will automatically bring up the dialogue box mentioned in my previous post. If you don't want to go to the bother of putting this button on a toolbar, you can achieve the same thing as "File>Print" by pressing Ctl+P