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HP Officejet 5600 Series All-in-One - Printing Overview

Introduction

The HP All-in-One can be used with any software application that allows printing.

NOTE: This document contains basic information about printing from the HP All-in-One to print using a software application. For additional information, such as printing a poster, printing multiple pages on a single sheet, and more, see the onscreen HP Image Zone Help.

This document applies to the following products:

  • 5605
  • 5608
  • 5610, 5610v, 5610xi

Print from a software application

Most print settings are automatically configured by the software application you are printing from or by HP ColorSmart technology. You need to change the settings manually only when you change print quality, print on specific types of paper or transparency film, or use special features.

  1. Make sure you have paper loaded in the input tray.

  2. On the File menu in the software application, click Print .

  3. Select the HP All-in-One as the printer.

  4. If you need to change settings, click the button that opens the Properties dialog box. Depending on the software application, this button might be called Properties , Options , Printer Setup , Printer , or Preferences .

  5. Select the appropriate options for the print job by using the features available in the Paper/Quality , Finishing , Effects , Basics , and Color tabs.

    NOTE: You can select the appropriate options for the print job by choosing one of the predefined print tasks on the Printing Shortcuts tab. Click a type of print task in the What do you want to do? list. The default settings for that type of print task are set, and summarized on the Printing Shortcuts tab. If necessary, you can adjust the settings here, or you can make changes on the other tabs in the Properties dialog box.
  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

  7. Click Print or OK to begin printing.

Change the print settings

Before you change print settings, you should decide if you want to change the settings for the current print job only, or if you want to make the settings the defaults for all future print jobs. How you display print settings depends on whether or not you want to apply the change to all future print jobs or just to the current print job.

Change the print settings for all future jobs

  1. In the HP Solution Center , click Settings , point to Print Settings , and then click Printer Settings .

  2. Make changes to the print settings, and click OK .

Change the print settings for the current job

  1. On the File menu in the software application, click Print .

  2. Make sure the HP All-in-One is the selected printer.

  3. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box. Depending on the software application, this button might be called Properties , Options , Printer Setup , or Printer .

  4. Make changes to the print settings, and click OK .

  5. In the Print dialog box, click Print or OK to print the job.

Stop a print job

Although you can cancel a print job from either the HP All-in-One or the computer, HP recommends you cancel it from the HP All-in-One for best results.

NOTE: Although most software applications designed for Windows use the Windows print spooler, the software application might not use the spooler. If you cannot cancel the print job by using one of the following procedures, see the instructions for canceling background printing in the online help of the software application.

Stop a print job from the HP All-in-One

Press Cancel on the control panel. Look for the Print Cancelled message on the control panel display. If the message does not display, press Cancel again.

Stop a print job from the computer (Windows 9x or 2000)

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start , point to Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. Double-click the HP All-in-One icon.

    NOTE: You can also double-click the printer icon in the Windows taskbar.
  3. Select the print job you want to cancel.

  4. On the Document menu, click Cancel Printing or Cancel , or press the DELETE key on the keyboard.

    It might take a few moments to cancel printing.

Stop a print job from the computer (Windows XP)

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start , and then click Control Panel .

  2. Open the Printers and Faxes control panel.

  3. Double-click the HP All-in-One icon.

    NOTE: You can also double-click the printer icon in the Windows taskbar.
  4. Select the print job you want to cancel.

  5. On the Document menu, click Cancel Printing or Cancel , or press the DELETE key on the keyboard.

    It might take a few moments to cancel printing.

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