Set the default printer

  1. If necessary, set up a new printer.

ShowHow?

  1. In Windows XP, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

In Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.

  1. In Windows XP, under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer.

In Windows 2000, double-click the Add Printer icon.

  1. Follow the instructions in the Add Printer Wizard.

If you want to print a test page, make sure the printer is turned on and ready to print.

  1. In Windows XP, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

In Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.

  1. Right-click the icon for the printer you want to use as the default printer, and then click Set As Default Printer on the shortcut menu (shortcut menu: A menu that shows a list of commands relevant to a particular item. To display a shortcut menu, right-click an item or press SHIFT+F10.).

If there is a check mark next to the Printer icon or this command, the printer is already set as the default printer.

 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003, Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, InfoPath 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Publisher 2003, Word 2003