Printing: Job Accounting for Toshiba Printers in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users who need to print to Toshiba network printers on which job accounting is enabled should follow these instructions to pre-program the printer driver software.  Job accounting is the feature that requires you to use a special numeric code (typically four or five digits) to gain authorized access to the printer.

These instructions assume that you have already successfully installed driver software for a specific Toshiba network printer.

If more than one person logs into the same Macintosh, each person will need to follow these instructions independently.  The "job accounting enabled" preset described below is stored separately in each user's profile.

(These steps were created and tested under Mac OS X 10.5.2 using Safari and the print driver software for a Toshiba e-ST450-series printer. The illustrations below may differ somewhat from what you see on your computer.)


Enter the print dialog.

Launch any application (such as Safari or Microsoft Word), click on the File menu, and select "Print."


Expand the window to see the options.

If necessary, click on the triangle to the right of the "printer" field to expand the window to show all options.

Expand window to see printer options


The print mode options.

In the lower pop-up menu, select "Print Mode."

 Print Mode options


Department code.

Set the "Department Code" pop-up menu to "Enabled."

Then enter your printing code into the adjacent field

 Department code



From the "Presets" pop-up menu, select "Save As."

Save the presets with a name such as "Job Accounting Enabled."

 Save the presets


Using the "Job Accounting Enabled" preset.

Now, when printing from any application, you need only to make sure the "presets" pop-up menu is set to "Job Accounting Enabled."  When you print, your code will be sent to the printer automatically.

 Use the Job Accounting Enabled preset



Last modified: 2009/04/24 16:24:41.517000 GMT-4 by jerry.j.rubright.1
Created: 2008/03/14 14:35:29.742000 GMT-4 by john.a.omalley.1.



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