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Specifying printer and paper options (OS X)
FileMaker Pro prints to the OS X default printer unless you choose a different printer when you print. You can specify different paper options for each FileMaker Pro file.
To specify printer and paper options:
1. With a database file open, choose File menu > Page Setup.
In Preview mode, you can also click Page Setup in the status toolbar.
The Page Setup dialog box appears.
2. For Format for, select Any Printer or choose a specific printer.
In most cases, leave Any Printer selected. Choose a specific printer only if you use it exclusively to print your documents.
3. Set other options that you want for Paper Size, Orientation, and Scale.
These paper size, orientation, and scale options will be saved with the current file and will be used when you print any layout in this file.
4. Click OK.
Choosing a different printer sets the default used by FileMaker Pro (OS X) for subsequent printing operations (unless a script step is defined to use a particular printer).
If you regularly print a particular layout to a different printer or with different paper options — for example, to print labels or print on a preprinted form — you may want to create a script that prints the layout for you. This script could contain Print Setup and Print script steps that would store and recall the particular printer and paper options that you want. See Automating tasks with scripts, Print Setup script step, and Print script step.