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Drag and drop print jobs to the PrintCenter icon System
I was printing many PDFs this morning when I made a mistake by dragging a document onto the Print Center icon in my Dock instead of the Acrobat icon. Then I realized that the printer printed this document.

It seems you can do it for any document (well I didn't try for Classic docs, I don't have Classic anymore). The only thing is that you can't choose the printer nor the parameters; it uses the default printer with the standard parameters. May be this function will have more features in the future :)

[Editor's note: In testing this on my machine (10.2.3), the print setup dialog box sometimes appears when I drop the document to be printed. It seems to depend on what you print. My Word and Excel documents brought up the print dialog, but text files and PDFs did not. You can also drop a document onto any printer in the open Print Center window, but it will ignore your drop location and just use the default printer as the printer to be used (and it seems to change my default printer to the one I dropped the object onto). Finally, this didn't work for every file type I tested (a JPEG set to open in Preview didn't even get added to the queue.]
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Been there for a while
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 30, '02 08:05:05PM

You could drop pdf files since 10.2 (maybe in 10.1), I think, into the print window and they print without opening any app, didn't do anything with files other than pdfs though



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Not working for me...
Authored by: jecwobble on Dec 31, '02 09:28:04AM
Maybe I'm missing something, but nothing I drag onto the Print Center Dock icon, it's app icon or even an alias/symlink to it works. If I open the printer's jobs window from the printer list window, I can drop something in the status list area which seems to work, but it uses whatever parameters were last used to print something (page size, number of copies, etc.).

I've got 10.2.2 and plan on upgrading to 10.2.3 later today (which will hopefully keep iCal from crashing every few minutes).

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Print file directories
Authored by: brfransen on Jan 02, '03 03:28:29PM

You can also print file directories by dragging and dropping a directory from the Finder to the Print Center icon. This almost restores the functionallity of printing file directories.



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