Print Command Options
You can use the Print Command Options text field in the Print dialog box to set other print options. Type the proper lp command flag in the text field for the print option you want to use. To see a list of the lp command flags, type man lp in a Terminal window.
For example, one of the lp flags is -m. This flag tells the print server to send you a mail message that tells you when it is done printing your document. To use this flag you would type -m in the Print Command Options field of the Print dialog box. Then when your document is done printing, a message appears in your mailbox from the printer.
After you submit a document (print job) for printing, you can use the Print Manager or Printer Jobs applications to find out about the progress of the printing. Printer Jobs gives you information about jobs on a single printer. Print Manager shows all the printers that are on your system.
The Print Manager window is shown below. To find out how to modify it, see "Changing the Print Manager Display".
To Start Print Manager
Printer Jobs Application
The Printer Jobs application is the application you see when you open a single printer from the Front Panel. The Printer Jobs application is a simplified version of Print Manager that shows only a single printer instead of all the printers on your system. The functions that are available inside Printer Jobs work the same way as they do in Print Manager.
To Start the Printer Jobs Application
Note - The pscolor printer is only shown in the figure as an example of a printer that has been added to a system. It will not be on your subpanel.
Displaying Print Job Information
Information about the jobs waiting to be printed on a printer is displayed when you open a printer icon. A display area to the right of the printer icon displays an icon for each of the jobs waiting to be printed on it, and each job's position in line, job name, and owner.
To Open a Printer Icon
Click the Open [+] button to the left of the printer icon.
Select a printer, then choose Open from the Selected menu or from the printer's pop-up menu (displayed by pressing Shift+F10 or mouse button 3).
Double-click the printer icon.
Note - Your job will not appear in the Print Manager or Printer Jobs window if there are no jobs waiting to be printed when you send your job to the printer.
To Close a Printer Icon
Click the Close [-] button to the left of the printer icon.
Select a printer, then choose Close from the Selected menu or from the printer's pop-up menu (displayed by pressing Shift+F10 or mouse button 3).
To Find a Print Job
Find is available in Print Manager but not in the Printer Jobs application.
Type the name of the print job you want to find in the Job Name field.
For example, typing cat will find all jobs that include the fragment "cat" in their name, such as "Catchall" and "catalog," regardless of case.
To find jobs with the name "cat" only, you would select Exact match.
To find only jobs that match your capitalization, deselect Ignore case.
Note - Find only finds print jobs that list you as the owner and it searches all printers, even those that are not currently displayed.
Click Start Find.
Once you have found a job, you can go directly to it in Print Manager or cancel it. To go to a found job, select the job and click Goto. To cancel a found job, select it and click Cancel Print Jobs.
To Cancel a Print Job
Choose Cancel from the Selected menu or from the print job's pop-up menu (displayed by pressing Shift+F10 or mouse button 3).
Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
Print Job Properties
The following properties can be displayed for print jobs:
Time job submitted
Date job submitted
Note - The term "not available" may appear in some fields to indicate that the print system is not supplying that information.