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ronenhaim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jul 26, 2012 12:11 PM

Is there any drivers for Brother printer model MFC-7860DW in 10.8 .

Thanks

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,735 points)
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    Jul 26, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to ronenhaim)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669 shows the printer is supported.

  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,735 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to ronenhaim)

    You're welcome.

     

    The version numbers seem to need updating, but:

     

    "This article is a comprehensive list of currently supported printer and scanner models and associated software provided by third-party vendors as of 5 July 2012."

     

    I wouldn't update the drivers then, if your printer is already working.

  • dagrules Calculating status...
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    Jan 8, 2013 3:00 PM (in response to John Blanchard1)

    I have downloaded the most up to date drivers for Brother MFC 7860DW with no success on duplex printing - oddly, this just affects Word & Excel ( office for Mac2011; updated ) Duplex printing does work from my email program or Safari.  Running OS X 10.8 and I am baffled; any suggestions ? I have re-installed the drivers as well as Word and Excel..... 

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to dagrules)

    When you print in Word or Excel do you see the box in the lower left of the print dialogue box that says Show Details?

  • dagrules Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 6:07 AM (in response to sig)

    No - the print box is different in Word & Excel than from other programs - no show details box

  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,735 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 8:16 AM (in response to dagrules)

    Look in the Layout PDE for Two Sided.

  • dagrules Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)

    newbie but learning - where do I find this - Printer Driver Extension ?

     

    From printer settings; this is the message I get

    A component necessary for the operation of your printer could not be located. Please reinstall your printer software from the Software CD-ROM.

     

    I have re-installed from the CD as well as downloaded from the Brother site - they don't appear to be much help

  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,735 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to dagrules)

    It is under the Copies & Pages menu.

  • dagrules Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)

    Unless I am totally missing something, I have no option to automatically set duplex printing under the Copies & Pages menu from the Word Print menu - I do have option to do this manually, but since my printer apparently supports auto printing, not the option I want......

  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,735 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to dagrules)

    Go to the Layout panel under the Copies & Pages menu and see if you have Two Sided.

  • dagrules Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)

    Options are Two Sided - off ( no option to click on ? )
    Long edge and short edge binding

  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,735 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to dagrules)

    Setting Two Sided to long edge or short edge turns duplex on.

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