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Steps to Add a Printer on Mac OS X

In order to add a printer to a computer running Mac OS X, open the Print & Scan control panel in System Preferences and then follow the steps below.


Step One:

Click the + at the bottom left of the printer list.

Step Two:

Set the Address: field to

Step Three:

Set the Protocol: field to Line Printer Daemon - LPD

Step Four:

Set the Queue: field to the printer queue you would like to add to your computer. If you do not know your printer queue please contact the HELP Desk.

Step Five:

Set the Name: field to a descriptive name that will help you distinguish this printer from others you might have installed.

Step Six:

Set the Use: field to correct printer driver. If it does not detect the driver automatically select Select Printer Software. This will bring up a separate window with all of the installed printer drivers on your system. If you cannot find your printer model in the list please contact the HELP Desk.

Step Seven:

Click Add. Clicking Add will bring up a list of installable options for the specific printer you are adding. You may need to select installed options such as whether or not the printer has a duplex unit installed.