Printing your documents on a Mac is easy because the interface and commands are similar to Windows. In addition, you can print from Preview — including PDFs and photos.
Connect a printer to your Mac with a USB cable to get started. If the printer is networked, learn how to configure it here. Then open any file by clicking File > Print in Preview (or use the drop-down menu for PDFs and images) to print it.
How to Print on MacBook
1. By an app
- Open a file on Mac for printing;
- Click on “File” > “Print” or use the shortcut ⌘ Command + P.
- Make the necessary adjustments and click “Print.”
2. Through the Preview app
- On the PDF or image file that you want to print, select it and on the top menu bar, click “File” > “Open With” > “Preview.”
- You can select thumbnails from a PDF to choose which ones you want to print. To do this, click on them while holding the button ⌘ Command;
- Go to “File” > “Print.” Then choose one of the print options under “Show Details”:
- Select “Selected Sidebar Pages” or “Selected Sidebar Images” to print only the desired thumbnails;
- Click the “Copies per page” pop-up menu and select a number to print the same image or page multiple times on a sheet of paper;
- Click the “Preview” pop-up menu and choose “Layout”, then choose the number of pages that will be on each printed page from the “Pages Per Sheet” pop-up menu to print several per sheet of paper;
- Select “Auto Rotate” to rotate images or pages to fill the maximum available paper space;
- Click “Adjust Size” and enter a specific percentage to resize an image or page. If you want to fill the sheet as much as possible, select “Fit To:” and choose between “Print Entire Image”, to prevent the image from being cropped or “Fill All Paper”, to print according to the proportions of the paper;
- Select “Show Notes” to include notes visible in a PDF window.