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Print Quality with a Cannon Pixmar

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Nov 11, 2012 4:31 PM

I have just installed a new Canon Pixma mx879. When I go to print a Pages document, I don not get a choice of print quality. There is no drop down menu for print quality (but there is in Word) I am running an older version of Pages. Any suggestions?

  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 8:25 PM (in response to Bookwriter2)

    Print quality is not set in Pages. have you read the Canon manual?



  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,730 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:09 PM (in response to Bookwriter2)

    If you don't have an option for print quality with Pages there isn't one. i can't find it for Epson printer either.

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (2,000 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 5:00 AM (in response to Bookwriter2)

    I have an up to date version of Pages and an old (Snow Leopard) version of OSX. I have a different Canon printer than you, but print quality is set under "Quality & Media" in my print driver, which is also where the manual for your printer says you should find it. It is availlable when I print from Pages, and I am not sure how Pages could prevent a feature of the Canon driver from appearing. (On my Epson printer, it is under "Print Settings.")


    It might be helpful in tracking down your problem if you mentioned what version of Pages you are using and what operating system, as well as how you are connecting to the printer.

  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (2,000 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:23 PM (in response to Bookwriter2)

    I wasn't really suggesting that you buy a new version of Pages, I was just trying to clarify that I can't test whether what you are seeing is normal.

    It sounds like you are getting the Quality & Media option in the print driver when you print from Word, but it doesn't appear when you print from Pages. Is that correct?


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    What happens if you use the PDF menu in the bottom corner to "Open PDF in Preview" and try to print from there?

  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:55 PM (in response to Bookwriter2)

    Have you downloaded from Canon the latest driver for your model?


    Have you tried printing from another app than Pages and Word? If so, what is the result?




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