7053 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2008 9:35 PM by John Blanchard1
Yes, you can put the printer icon into the dock, by starting a print job and clicking on the proxy while it's open and selecting "Keep in Dock," or you can just keep in on the desktop by making an alias from /Library/Printers.
Word and the OS have some problems with drag and drop - see:
Hope this helps.
OK, I tried it and it works; however, it also opens up Word 2008 to print the document - not exactly what I wanted. I could just as easily open up Word myself to print and I wanted to avoid this.
Would anyone know of any other way to print directly to the printer without opening the original program that created this document?
This is because the printing system does not know how to handle the Word mime type. In 2008, though, it doesn't put up the print dialog, it just launches the application and then prints the file; as opposed to 2004, which requires user intervention with the print dialog. Opening up Word yourself, you'd then have to invoke the print dialog somehow…
PDF is a mime type that the printing system can handle, if that helps at all.