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How do I switch paper drawers before printing on the Officejet 7740?

OfficeJet Pro 7740
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I just bought an OfficeJetPro 7740. How do I direct the printer to switch drawers from the computer before printing? I run Windows 10 on an Asus ZenBook.

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How do I switch paper drawers before printing on the Officejet 7740?



Install the printer Software.


There are two flavors of software for your printer and Windows 10:

  • Full Driver - also known as the Full Feature Software - this is the standard printer software in the format it has been for years.  Includes the Printer Assistant desktop icon, scanning, and access to various tools
  • HP Smart for Windows 10 - excellent new application for Windows 10 users - lots of features, easy to install and use


You can install both - each provides important structure and options to improve your printing experience.


Officejet 7740 - software and drivers

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Wide Format All-in-One series Full Feature Software and Drivers



HP Smart for Windows

Learn how to use HP Smart on your Windows 10 computer

Open the Software and Drivers Support Website for your printer > Check the Box Get the App


Links to HP Smart software for Windows and Mobile devices,  includes an FAQ section

HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Windows 10)


Have Mobile Devices?  There is a version of HP Smart for Mobile, too.

Mobile Printing – Options, How-to, Help, and Information

Print from your Android, iOS, or Amazon Fire device with the HP Mobile printing app.

Read this document first - List of printers and supported applications

 HP Printers - Mobile Printing Solutions Compatible with HP Printers


“Print Anywhere App” Supported on Select Printers

  HP Printers - Print Anywhere with the HP Smart App


HP Smart - iOS and Android - Download, How-to. Videos, and FAQ

 HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Android, Apple iOS)


HP Smart – Reference Sheet

HP Smart – Quick Reference Guide


HP Mobile Printing – “Show and Tell” – Step by Step How-to

Learn how to connect and use your printer with your device

HP Mobile Printing - Print from Smart phone or Tablet



Load the Paper in the Printer


Check / Adjust / Retain the Paper at the Printer Panel


Open Printer Tray,

If you have not yet done so, add desired paper type

Close Tray

IF applicable for your printer:

Look for a message on the Printer Control Panel,

Click Modify (wording varies), set the paper size and type, Click OK


NOTE:  If the size of the Paper Size is not in the Drop-down list, Select Custom


Set the Preferences - Windows


  1. The following assumes the Full Feature Software has been installed.
  2. Check / enable the printer as the “Default Printer”
  3. Select and adjust settings in each category for the Media (kind of paper), source (tray), and paper size.


Control Panel > icon view > Devices and Printers > Right-Click on your printer > Set as Default


Control Panel > icon view > Devices and Printers > Right-Click on your printer > Printing Preferences >

Tab Printing Shortcuts > Click / Highlight preferred shortcut > Click Apply > Click OK to exit


If the printer software supports the feature, change the settings as desired, then use “Save as” to create a Custom Shortcut.



Windows key + S (search for) Printers and Scanners

Left-Click on (your) Printer > Manage >

Printing Preferences

Select a shortcut and / or set “preferred settings” for paper, source (tray), other settings

Optional (if / as supported on the printer): Save As > enter a name for your custom shortcut

Click OK to save the preferences





Tray settings are selected in

Full Feature Software in Printing Preferences / shortcuts > Tab Paper / Quality


General Example - this sample shows Custom Paper Size Form setup for the Officejet Pro 9025- the Tray setting is located in on the same menu page





HP Smart for Windows

Open software, select photo / document to print

Set main menu settings, open "More Settings" menu


HP Smart > More Settings


Example - Officejet Pro 9025 - Borderless Print - HP Smart > More Settings

NOTE:  Not all printers support borderless and those that do often restrict which paper sizes are supported.





And, finally...


Use the Embedded Web Server (EWS) to manage and configure your printer.



Open your favorite browser > type / enter Printer IP address into URL / Address bar






Reference and Resources – Places to find help and learn how to use your Printer

Clarification of terms and "what the printer can do" (Specifications)

Printer Homepage – “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Wide Format All-in-One Printer series


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