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whitehart

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Hi. First time on here. I'm using an Acer chrome book connected to hp envy 5530 printer. Printer doesn't show paper type nor does menu on chrome book. How do I select different papers?
 

Oddba11

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Selecting paper type is part of the Print dialog or print properties when you are actually trying to print something.
 

whitehart

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Thanks Jim. I've just gone from pure laptop to an Acer Chromebook which obviously uses chrome o/s. With windows, when using print, I had the option of different paper types. Not so with the chrome book. No options for different paper. Maybe I'm missing something obvious. I appreciate you taking the time to help me. Joe.
 

Oddba11

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I've not used a Chromebook. I would assume the option is still there, just likely not as obvious. It could be something defined in a setup menu somewhere and not a prompt for each print.

In any case, unless you happen to be using the printer in such a way that you actually have different paper in each tray or something, it's kinda irrelevant.
 

whitehart

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No. It's not irrelevant. I would use plain paper for, example, printing emails, and photo paper for printing photos.
 

Oddba11

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My point was that you typically need to change the paper type in the printer. ie: remove the generic paper and add printer paper. So you don't necessarily need to select the "paper type". What could matter would be the print quality settings. A test print of two would be an easy test to see if it matters.

I've not used Chrome OS so I can't assist further. But as I noted, if you don't get the option as a popup when you attempt to print, the option is likely set somewhere in the config or printer properties as a default. Or possibly even by the app being used.
 

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