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How to Change a Printer from Offline to Online

Change a Printer from Offline to Online
Change a Printer from Offline to Online
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Once you have added either a USB or networked printer to your PC or Mac computer, you can begin sending documents to print. However, on occasion, a print command will create an error on the printer and take it offline, which will prevent all future jobs from printing. To resolve this issue, you will need to change your printer settings from offline to online.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need:

  • USB or networked printer

    PC Instructions

  1. Open the Start menu and click on the "Printers and Faxes" icon. This will open a window with a list of the printers currently set up on your computer.

  2. Double-click on the icon of the printer you want to change to online. A pop-up window detailing all current print jobs will open.

  3. Go to Printer in the menu bar of the pop-up window and uncheck "Use Printer Offline." This action will change the printer from offline to online.

  4. Mac Instructions

  5. Open System Preferences by clicking on the icon in the Dock.

  6. Go to the Print & Fax control panel under the Hardware category.

  7. Select the printer you want to take online from the list on the left side of the screen. Then click on the "Open Print Queue" button.

  8. Click on the "Resume Printer" button at the top of the queue window to change the printer from offline to online.


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