Choose Your Partner Printer

Your office may have a front-desk printer for receipts, a chart room printer for encounter forms, and a back office printer for everything else. When you log in, you may have printer needs that are particular for you, or particular for where you are working today.

This article describes all the different methods you can use to set your printer preferences for Partner programs.

Choose a Printer When You Print

While running Partner programs, you can often specify a printer before you print.

Set Your Default Printer Automatically, By Username

Partner can automatically set your default printer based on your login username, assigning you the same printer every time you log in.

Contact PCC Support to configure this feature.

Set Your Default Printer Automatically, By Workstation Location

If PCC manages your office’s network, Partner can detect which computer you are sitting at when you sit down and login. Partner can then set your default printer automatically by that location.

Contact PCC Support to configure this feature.

Set Your Default Printer Using “Pick-A-Printer”

You can use the Pick-A-Printer program to set your default printer. PCC Support can configure Pick-A-Printer to run automatically at login for users. You can also run Pick-A-Printer manually at any time from your Partner windows or by typing pickaprinter at a command prompt.

Select a printer and press F1BLAH to continue.

Activate Pick-A-Printer: The pickaprinter feature is optional, and it must be activated and configured by PCC Support.

Ask Again at Login?: You can set whether or not you wish to see the Pick-A-Printer screen at login. If you answer “No”, you can still run Pick-A-Printer manually. If your office decides that all users must set their printer at login (because Partner does not maintain your office network, for example), then this option may be hidden in order to prevent confusion.

Partner's Other Settings May Override: If your office uses your workstation location or username to set your printer, your Pick-A-Printer choice can only last until you log out. Your location or username settings will take preference the next time you log in. If you wish to turn off the automatic printer selection and only use Pick-a-Printer, contact PCC Support.

Set a Program or Specific Feature’s Printer

PCC Support configures a printing command for many features in Partner. Your HCFA forms probably always print to a particular drawer of a particular printer, for example and your bills may behave the same way. Those printer settings typically work the same for any user, anywhere in your office.

If you are familiar with Partner configuration, you may make some of these feature-specific printer changes yourself. If you print form letters to a specific printer, for example, you can configure that in the Form Letter Editor (waffle).

Other printer choices are set in the Configuration Editor (ced). Please contact PCC Support if you need help making program-specific printer changes.

  • Last modified: August 3, 2015