Priority for changing print-job settings
Changes to print settings are prioritized depending on where the changes are made:
The names of commands and dialog boxes might vary depending on your software program.
Page Setup dialog box
: Click Page Setup or a similar command on the File menu of the program you
are working in to open this dialog box. Settings changed here override settings changed anywhere else.
Print dialog box
: Click Print, Print Setup, or a similar command on the File menu of the program you
are working in to open this dialog box. Settings changed in the Print dialog box have a lower priority and
usually do not override changes made in the Page Setup dialog box.
Printer Properties dialog box (print driver)
: Click Properties in the Print dialog box to open the print
driver. Settings changed in the Printer Properties dialog box usually do not override settings anywhere
else in the printing software. You can change most of the print settings here.
Default print driver settings
: The default print driver settings determine the settings used in all print
jobs, unless settings are changed in the Page Setup, Print, or Printer Properties dialog boxes.
Product control-panel settings
: Settings changed at the product control panel have a lower priority
than changes made anywhere else.