How to Change Printer Settings in Google Chrome

By Avery Martin

Google Chrome makes printing simplified with a unified page setting.
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The printer settings in Google Chrome provide a way to easily change the formatting of a document and adjust the print settings. Business owners can use the browser's Page Properties section to customize their printouts to meet their needs. Whether you need a landscape print to fit a wide bar graph for a presentation or a normal portrait-style print for reports and other documents, Google Chrome provides a way to adjust your print settings to accomodate your needs.

Click the Wrench icon located on the top right side of the Chrome browser.

Select "Print" from the drop-down menu. The Print dialog box appears with a list of possible options specific for your printer.

Click the "Change" button under the Destination section to change the default printer.

Click the "All" radio button under the Pages section to print every page in a document. Select the other radio button to list specific pages you want to print. You can enter a range such as 1-4, or individual pages separated by commas.

Select the number of copies you want to print by using the "+" button under the Copies section to add more copies, or the "-" button to reduce the number of copies.

Choose between Portrait or Landscape modes. Potrait mode prints letter-style copies and landscape mode prints across the length of the paper.

Select the type of margins you want from the drop-down menu in the Margins section.

Click the "Headers and Footers" checkbox if you want to print the headers and footers when printing from the Web.

Click the "Print" button at the top of the page when you're ready to print.


Determine the type of document you are working with before printing. A page setup with a portrait view won't work well if you try to print in landscape view.

Click the "Print Preview" option to preview what your print job will look like before sending it to your printer.