diannecp

Printing issues (Mac)

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Not sure but I think this is a Photoshop issue related to me using a Mac (sigh, I forgot this was one of the reasons I DO NOT LOVE MY MAC!) 

I cannot choose a custom paper size in Photoshop. (I can do so from the print dialog box in Acrobat). So I'm limited to printing on 8.5x11 - not 9x12 or 12x12 or anything larger (I have an Epson WorkForce 7510, and I used to print 12x12 all.the.time. So aggravating. My only idea is to completely scrap the printer in Settings, and re-add it. 

Ideas and suggestions welcome. God forbid I have to humble myself and visit the Genius Bar! :(

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Ok I have solved my own issue. It took a bit of jumping through hoops, phone calls to Geek Squad (they tried) and Apple (not the brightest), and good old Google! The trick seemed to be: deleting the printer and re-adding it; creating the paper sizes in the OS; adding that in Photoshop in 2 places. Now watch, I won't be able to print regular old 8.5x11! But now I can print on 9x12 which is what I do my watercolors on. 

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So sorry, Dianne - I meant to come back to this thread to reread and ask you more what you meant, but I'm sure glad you got it figured out.

Yay you!   :)

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Go to FILE > PRINT in Photoshop.

Choose your printer from the Printer drop down menu

Then click PRINT SETTINGS

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PRINT DIALOG

Click the Paper Size drop down menu.

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Under "Paper Size" choose "Manage Custom Sizes".

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Custom Page Sizes

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Hope it helps!

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That's a great little tutorial, I'm going to save it - thanks!  

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