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by Tom Nelson

The printer sharing capabilities in the Mac OS make it easy to share printers and fax machines among all of the Macs on your local network. Sharing printers or fax machines is a great way to save money on hardware; it can also help you keep your home office (or the rest of your home) from getting buried in electronic clutter.

PrinterSharingPrefPane

Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Enable Printer Sharing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Earlier

  1. Click the ‘System Preferences’ icon in the Dock.
  2. Click the ‘Sharing’ icon in the Internet & Network section of the System Preferences window.
  3. Place a check mark in the ‘Printer Sharing’ box to enable printer sharing.

How easy was that? Now all of the Mac users on your local network can use any of the printers and fax machines that are connected to your Mac. If you’re using OS X 10.5 or later, you can select the printers or faxes you want to make available, rather than make them all available.

Read more on About: Macs.

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