How to Print on Mac (2022)

Easily print notes, photos, and documents from your computer.

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Are you looking to print a favorite recipe, vacation photo, or directions? On a Mac, it's easy to print from various apps, as long as your printer is set up and connected properly. While some specific settings might vary between apps, we'll cover the core printing options to help you easily print documents and notes from your Mac. Let's cover how to print from your Mac computer. 

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Print directions, favorite recipes, fun photos, and more! 
  • Customize your print settings to set page range, color options, and whether you want to print single or double-sided. 

How to Print from Mac

The following steps demonstrate how to print from your Apple Notes app. However, it is important to keep in mind that specific print settings and options will differ slightly between apps and which printer you use. To learn more about making the most of your Mac's features, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to print with a Mac: 

  1. Open the Notes app.

    Open the Notes app.
  2. Select the note (or other file, if you're printing from a different application) you'd like to print.

    Select note to print
  3. Click File.

    Click on File.
  4. Click Print.

    Click Print.
  5. Alternatively, you can use the Print keyboard shortcut by pressing Command + P

    Use the print shortcut by pressing Command + P.
  6. Click the Printer dropdown menu to select your printer. 

    Click on the Printer dropdown.
  7. If your printer is not already added, you’ll need to click Add Printer before you can select your printer from the menu.

    If you haven’t printed from this app before, then you’ll need to click Add Printer…
  8. Select your printer from the list of connected printers and click Add.

    Select your printer from the list of connected printers and click Add.
  9. Select how many copies you want to print. You can either type a number in the text field or click the up and down arrows on the side. 

    Select how many copies you want to print.
  10. Select the Two-Sided checkbox if you want to print on both sides of the paper, or leave it unchecked if you want to print on one side of each piece of paper.

    Check the Two-Sided checkbox if you want to print on both sides of the paper, or leave it unchecked if you want to print on only the front of each paper.
  11. If you want to print only a certain page range, enter the start and end pages of the section you want to print; otherwise you can select All to print the whole document.

    If you want to print only certain pages, enter the start and end pages of the section you want to print; otherwise you can select All to print the whole document.
  12. Once you're satisfied with your print settings, click Print.

    When you’re happy with your option choices, click Print.

Now your note should print out. Some settings, like the Two-Sided checkbox, may be absent or different depending on whick type of printer you’re using. But for the most part, these steps will apply across different printers and apps. Happy printing!

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Devala Rees

Devala Rees has been a writer since the age of eleven, and a loyal user of Apple products for even longer. His writing background is quite eclectic, from freelance professional articles to Hindu religious scholarship to fantasy novels. Much of his writing on various topics can be found on Quora.com.