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Installing and Using the Printer in Mac OS X v10.6

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This document is for multifunction printers that do not have full feature drivers connected to a Mac OS X v10.6 computer.
Mac OS X v10.6 includes the latest HP printer drivers, scan software, fax drivers (where applicable), and utility. You do not need to reinstall or download any HP software for full print, scan, fax, and utility functionality.

Install the printer driver

To install the printer driver available in Mac OS X v10.6, simply connect the USB cable to the printer and to the computer. The print queue will automatically be created. If you do not see your printer in the Printer pop-up menu after connecting it, use the following steps to manually add the printer.
  1. From the Dock, click System Preferences , and then click Print & Fax .
  2. Click the Plus icon ( ) in the lower left corner of the window to add the product to the available printers.
    NOTE:To access a locked window, click the lock icon on the bottom of the window to identify the user.
  3. Select your printer, and then click Add to create a new print queue.
NOTE:If you are upgrading your Mac OS using the Snow Leopard DVD, the install process should automatically recreate your previous HP printer queues using the latest HP drivers included in Snow Leopard.
The following sections contain useful information on how to use the printer and the printer software.
Use one of the following methods to print, depending on how the printer is connected to the computer.
  1. Make sure your printer is turned on and connected.
  2. Open a document to print, and then choose File > Print .
    NOTE:You can also go directly to System Preferences > Print & Fax .
  3. From the Printer pop-up menu, choose your printer.
    If you do not see your printer listed, choose Add Printer , and then click More Printers .
  4. In the Name column, select your printer, and then click Add .
You can connect to HP printers on your local network (wireless and Ethernet) using Bonjour or IP, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.
NOTE:Apple does not support AppleTalk in Mac OS X 10.6.
  1. Choose File > Print .
  2. From the Printer pop-up menu, choose your printer.
    A dialog appears, listing any Bonjour printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.
    NOTE:Your printer may also be listed in the Nearby Printers submenu.
  3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu. Printers that are turned on and connected to the local network (wireless and Ethernet) should appear as Bonjour devices.
  4. Select your device from the list, and then click Add to create the HP printer queue for your HP Photosmart, Officejet, or Deskjet All-in-One printer.
Your computer can usually detect whether a printer has special accessories installed, such as additional paper trays or a duplex unit. If it cannot, a dialog appears that lets you specify them. To enable full functionality, make sure the settings in that dialog accurately reflect the installed options.
There are several alternative methods for scanning without the full feature drivers. Select one of the following methods to scan an item to the computer.
Use the following steps to scan from Apple Preview.
  1. Place the item that you want to scan on the scanner glass, or load it into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) if your printer has one.
  2. In the Applications folder or from the Dock, click Preview .
  3. From the Preview File menu, select Import from Scanner .
  4. If your printer connects to a network, select Include Networked Devices , and then select Import from Scanner from the Preview File menu to display your networked printer in the list.
  5. Select your printer from the list. The details of the scan display.
  6. If a 'Software for this device is not installed ' message displays after you select your printer, click Install , and then follow the instructions to complete the installation.
  7. Click Show Details to view scan settings and options.
    NOTE: Make sure that you select either the Flatbed mode or the Document Feeder mode, depending on your printer and how you plan to scan.
  8. Change any settings as necessary, and then click Scan .
Use the following steps to scan from Apple Image Capture.
  1. Place the item that you want to scan on the scanner glass, or load it into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) if your printer has one.
  2. In the Applications folder or from the Dock, click Image Capture .
  3. Select your printer from the list. If your printer connects to a network, select it from the Shared list. The details of the scan display.
  4. If a 'Software for this device is not installed ' message displays after you select your printer, click Install , and then follow the instructions to complete the installation.
  5. Click Show Details to view scan settings and options.
    NOTE: Make sure that you select either the Flatbed mode or the Document Feeder mode, depending on your printer and how you plan to scan.
  6. Change any settings as necessary, and then click Scan .
Use the following steps to scan from the Print & Fax window.
  1. Place the item that you want to scan on the scanner glass, or load it into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) if your printer has one.
  2. Click the Apple menu ( ), and then click System Preferences .
  3. Click Print & Fax , and then click your printer in the left pane.
  4. Click the Scan tab, and then click Open Scanner .
  5. If a 'Software for this device is not installed ' message displays after you select your printer, click Install , and then follow the instructions to complete the installation.
  6. Click Show Details to view scan settings and options.
    NOTE: Make sure that you select either the Flatbed mode or the Document Feeder mode, depending on your printer and how you plan to scan.
  7. Change any settings as necessary, and then click Scan .
  • If the Scan or Print icons do not display in the Printer Browser window toolbar, remove and then add the current HP printer.

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