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Enable Printer Sharing on Your Mac
Mac Printer Sharing: Enable Printer Sharing on Your Mac

The Printer Sharing preferences pane in OS X 10.5.

For Mac printer sharing to work, you will need to enable the printer sharing function on your Mac. We will assume you already have a printer connected to your Mac that you wish to share on your network.

Enable Printer Sharing

  1. Launch System Preferences by either clicking the ‘System Preferences’ icon in the Dock or selecting ‘System Preferences’ from the Apple menu.
  2. In the System Preferences window, select the Sharing preferences pane from the Internet & Networking group.
  3. The Sharing preferences pane contains a list of available services that can be run on your Mac. Place a check mark next to the ‘Printer Sharing’ item in the list of services.
  4. Once printer sharing is turned on, a list of printers available for sharing will appear. Place a check mark next to the name of the printer you wish to share.
  5. Close System Preferences.

You Mac will now allow other computers on the network to share the designated printer.

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