How to Change Printer Offline to Online

Once you add a printer by installing driver printer on your computer or printer from connected to your computer either from USB printer connection or a network printer, you can perform to start printing some file or document or image, photos and others as you like. However, sometime, when perform printing job have experience an error during print file or document because the printer status is offline, so it will prevent the printing of your document and appears message error to printing document.

To solve this problem, you need to change your printer status from offline status to online status. How to change printer status? Here is step by step how to change printer status offline to online or otherwise
  • Open the Start menu and then shoose and click on "Hardware and Printers". This will open a window that shows a list of available printers that installed on your computer.
  • Second way to open hardware and printers form windows 7 and windows 8 operating system is open “control panel” and then “Hardware and Sound”and then open Devices and Printers
  • Double-click on the printer icon that you want to change offline status become to online status. If you short with your mouse, then will show to that the printer status is displayed as "Printer Ready" or "Printer :. Offline"
  • Click on the Printer that have status “Offline" and the printer menu will appear. Click on the "Printer" in the menu bar and uncheck "use Printer Offline." This action will change the printer from offline to online. On a Mac Computer, Open System Preferences by clicking on the icon in the Dock.
  • Select the Print & Fax control panel under the Hardware category.
  • Select the printer you want to make online from the list on the left side of the screen. Then click on the button "Open Print Queue".
  • Click on "Resume Printer" button at the top of the queue window to change the printer from offline to online.
That is step by step how to change printer status offline to online with both windows operating system and Mac Operating system and others. Have fun with your printer.

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