A Windows 7 computer has several printers configured in the Control Panel Devices and Printers window. Which printer will the computer choose to be the first option for printing?
- the printer that is set as the default printer
- the software-based printer that is used to create PDF files
- the software-based printer that is used to create XPS files
- a manual selection, which is always needed
The Default Printer option is set globally and it will be the first printer to be chosen to print a job, unless Other Printer is selected in a Per-Document manner. Software-based printers are just instances of different kinds of printers, but for them to be chosen to do the job, they will need to be selected either as a default or per-document printer. There is no need to select a printer every time a printing job is sent.