Printing can be a real pain in the pantaloons sometimes! Depending on what browser and online drive or software you’re using, you have a plethora of printing options. First determine the location from which you’ll be printing, then the browser you’re using, and finally the drive (Google or Microsoft).
When printing from work
From Word: You know the drill. Print as normal. If you want to do anything fancy (stapled pages for example), click the “Printer Properties” link just below where you select your printer.
Using Internet Explorer
and OneDrive: Find the file in question, hit print, and OneDrive will create a .PDF file, which sadly, you’ll need to tell the computer again to print (we love extra steps!). Click properties if you need more printing options.
and Google Drive: A Google Cloud Print menu will appear. You’ll see some of your regular printers, but you won’t have any advanced options like stapling. If you need advanced options, select the 1st option: print from my computer. This will download an Adobe .PDF file you’ll need to open. From there, you can access the regular print options and print as normal.
From OneDrive: Print your file. You can select your destination (printer), but if you want stapling, etc., click on the button that says Print Using System Dialog.
From Google Drive: This is the same as for OneDrive. Print your file. You can select your destination (printer), but if you want stapling, etc., click on the button that says Print Using System Dialog.
When printing from home
Printing from home can be useful and save you some time, but you won’t have as many options (like stapling or double siding).
Internet Explorer: Not gonna do it, not at this time. Wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture. At this time, there is no way to print documents from a computer at home through Internet Explorer.
Google Chrome: You can print to school from home–if you’re into that kind of thing–if you download the Chrome Browser and sign in to it with your school @pmhschool.com username and password. Learn how to sign into the chrome browser and how else it benefits you. Note that this video shows a wrench as the icon you click on to get into the menu. Chrome has since updated and the menu icon is now three horizontal lines, located in the same place that the wrench was. Signing into the Chrome browser with your school information is required to connect to our printers remotely.
From OneDrive: Print the file. OneDrive will make a .PDF file like it does at school. When the Chrome print box pops up, if cloud print doesn’t appear automatically, click the change button as seen here. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the cloud printers. You’ll be able to print to any printer you’ve been given access to by Grand Poobah Tom. If you need access to another printer, please let one of us know.
From Google Drive: This is the same as for OneDrive, but it will skip the .PDF step. Print, click on change, then scroll to the bottom to find the cloud printers. Select and print!