Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How to Use your Printer to Print from Anywhere, and from Any Device?

Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from.

Google Cloud Print works with all printers, but for the best printing experience can be received if you have a Cloud Ready printer. You can connect a printer to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it.

Google Cloud Print allows you to share printers with friends, family, or coworkers as easily as you would share a Google Doc file - perfect for visiting guests looking to print a flight boarding pass. From the Google Cloud Print management page, it only takes a single click to share printers that you own with trusted individuals. You can also track print jobs on your shared printers, and modify or revoke sharing rights at any time.

How to activate cloud printing?

If you have a classic printer, follow the recommendations:
* Before connecting your classic printer, confirm if you have Google Chrome, installed on your PC.
* If you are using Windows XP, the Windows XP Operating System should be updated to Service Pack 3 (SP3).
* Open Google Chrome.
* In a new tab, open chrome://devices
* You will see a list of devices already registered with Google Cloud Print, and new devices available on the network.
* Under "Classic printers,” click Add printers.
* You will see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled.

How to share your printer with other people?

Share your printer with specific people or a group by following these steps:
1.       Visit the Google Cloud Print management page
2.       On the left side, select Printers.
3.       Select the printer you want to share and click Share.
4.       In the dialog box that appears, enter the email address for the person or Google Group you want to share with.
o    If you want to share with a group of friends, set up a Google Group and invite them to be members.
o    If you change the default “Can print” to “Can manage,” they will be able to print, rename and share access to your printer.
5.       Click Share.

Once you have shared your printer, they will receive an email notification.

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