The General tab of the printer Properties dialog box contains information about the printer. It
also lets you set printing preferences and print test pages. The information here (name of the
printer, its location, and comments about it) reflects your entries when you set the printer up (as
described in the preceding section). You can add or change this information in the text boxes.
The Sharing tab of the printer Properties dialog box allows you to specify whether the computer
will be configured as a local printer (do not share) or as a shared network printer (share this
In the Ports tab, you configure all the ports that have been defined for printer use. Along with deleting and configuring existing ports, you can also set up printer pooling and redirect print jobs to another printer.
The Advanced tab of the printer Properties dialog box allows you to trol many characteristics of the printer. You can configure the following options:
The availability of the printer
The priority of the printer
The driver the printer will use
How documents are printed
The print processor that will be used
The separator page