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Answered By: Alex Laing
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2017     Views: 110

When you select colour print you will be charged for colour printing for each page of your document regardless of whether or not every page uses colour. Avoid being charged for colour for any black and white pages in your document by sending them separately.


Step 1: Identify your colour pages

Click your cursor on a colour page and then check the bottom left-hand corner. This will tell you which page number you are on and how many pages there are total. In the example below you can see that the colour page is page 2 of 4. Make a note of which pages you need to print in colour.



Step 2: Send the colour print order

Click on 'File' and then 'Print' as you would do normally. In 'Settings' there is a text box called 'Pages:'. In the text box type in the numbers of the pages you want to print in colour. There is a specific format to the pages you type in:

  • They must be written as numbers (1) not text (one)
  • Each page number must be separated from the next with a comma and a space
  • If you want to print a series of pages, for example every page between page 4 and page 10, you can write this as '4-10'.

In the example below you can see that we are going to print pages 1, 3-4. Click print as usual. Only the pages you have entered will be printed.



Step 3: Send the black and white print order

Using the same method as step two, enter the number of the pages you wish to be printed in black and white. Click 'Printer Properties', which will load a new window. Click on the drop down box that says 'Colour/Black and White' and change this to 'Colour'. Click OK and then continue printing as normal.


Step 4: Release the prints

When both print orders have been sent, print at the printer as normal. Once the documents have been printed you can sort the printed pages back into the order you planned.