Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a printer, part of Computer Literacy for Mac.
- One of the most common types of peripherals…you'll probably need to use with your Mac is a printer.…You can print to printers connected directly…to your Mac's USB port,…to printers connected to other Macs on your network,…or even to stand-alone network printers,…which connect directly to your network…without needing to be tethered to a computer.…And setting up a printer with the latest version…of the Mac operating system couldn't be much easier.…Let's take a look at the process,…starting with printing to a printer…connected directly to your Mac.…When you connect your printer to your Mac,…you'll most likely use a USB cable,…as that's the most common type of connection.…
It's also possible your printer connects…via an ethernet cable, but that's not quite as common.…So first determine which cable you'll need,…and then connect your Mac and printer to each other.…Once your printer is connected, turn it on.…Forget about any installation discs…that came with the printer.…The software on those discs is probably…already outdated, anyway.…
Note: This course was recorded on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To upgrade to Yosemite before you begin, watch "Installing and running Mac OS X 10.10 for the first time."
- Working with a laptop versus a desktop computer
- Understanding the five traits almost all applications share in Mac OS X
- Printing on a Mac computer
- Setting up a scanner
- Connecting to the Internet
- Sending and receiving email
- Searching the Internet
- Importing and editing images from a digital camera
- Sharing files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Computers
2. Introduction to Operating Systems
3. Introduction to Software and Applications
4. Introduction to Computer Peripherals
5. Introduction to Networks and Getting Online
6. Introduction to Email
7. Introduction to Internet Searching
8. Introduction to Word Processing and Spreadsheets
9. Introduction to Photo and Image Management
10. Introduction to Sharing Files
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