To add a network printer in Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, follow the steps below. If your computer is connected to a network, you can use the printers in your local area, including those that use Bonjour, AppleTalk, and OpenDirectory.

  1. Choose File > Print, and then choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
  2. Select the printer in the dialog that appears and click Add.The dialog lists Bonjour, AppleTalk, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers. You may need to wait a short while before your printer appears.
  3. If you don’t see your printer, try one of the following:
      • To connect to an AppleTalk printer, click AppleTalk in the toolbar, select the zone the printer is in, select the printer, and click Add. If AppleTalk wasn’t enabled already, clicking AppleTalk enables it
      • To connect to an IP printer, click IP in the toolbar and enter the printer’s information.
      • To print to another type of printer, click More Printers, choose the type of printer from the pop-up menu, select the printer, and click Add.

When you select your printer, Mac OS X finds the printer’s driver and adds the printer to the Printer pop-up menu. If Mac OS X can’t find the printer driver, “Driver not Installed” or “Gutenprint” appears in the Print Using pop-up menu.

Your Mac computer can usually detect whether a printer has special accessories installed, such as additional paper trays, extra memory, or a duplex unit. If it can’t, a dialog appears that lets you specify them. Make sure the settings in that dialog accurately reflect your printer’s installed accessories so you can take full advantage of them.