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How can I switch between paper trays?

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HP Officejet Pro 8600 N911n
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I've 2 paper trays on my printer, top one loaded with letter size paper and bottom one with #10 envelopes 

I'll like to switch automatic between paper trays, I've been doing this manually all along  

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Hi @,HOJITA,

 

I'd like to help!

 

 

Launch the HP print driver window from common Windows applications and learn how to navigate the different tabs and menus.

  1. Open the document or photo on your computer, click File or the menu icon , then click Print.

    Print or Print Pictures window or pane opens with general print job settings, including the menu to select the printer you want to print to.

  2. Open Document Properties or Printing Preferences from the main print window or pane to access the HP print driver settings. The button or link name varies depending on the app you are printing from.

    • Microsoft Word: Click Printer Properties

    • Paint and WordPad: Click Preferences

    • Windows Photo Viewer: Click Options... in the lower right corner of the screen, then click Printer Properties... in the Print Settings window

    • Adobe PDF Reader: Click Properties

  3. To view the different settings, click the tabs along the top of the window. To access more settings, click the Advanced button that is often located on the Layout tab.

    Figure : Example of a printer Document Properties window

    HP Document Properties window with settings tabs and the Advanced settings button
  4. If a Printing Shortcut tab is available, click it to use shortcuts that already have essential settings already selected for common print job types. You may also create your own custom shortcut for future print jobs.

 

Paper size, type, and tray settings help ensure the printer properly handles and scales the print job to the paper. Paper type and size are included in some Printing Shortcuts, if available.

NOTE: 

When loading paper into the input tray, look for a prompt to confirm the paper type and size you loaded if your printer has a text or touchscreen control panel.

 

Access the settings window in Devices and Printers to select settings that apply to all your print jobs.

  1. Search Windows for 'printers', then click Devices and Printers in the search results.

  2. Right-click the icon for your printer, then click Printer properties.

    Figure : Right click your printer and select Printer properties

    Right click your printer and select Printer properties
  3. Click the Advanced tab, then click Printing Defaults.

    Figure : Click Printing Defaults on the Advanced tab in Printer Properties

    Click Printing Defaults on the Advanced tab in Printer Properties
  4. Change any settings you want as defaults in the Printing Defaults window, then click OK.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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