Selecting printer trays

Once you have installed and setup a multi-tray printer you might like to try to print a document to different printer trays.  Open a word document and create a two page document.

  • Click the page layout tab
  • Click the triangle at the bottom right
  • Open the page setup dialog box and click the page Paper Tab
  • Choose a tray for the first page and other pages. Close the dialog box and print.

This is shown in the image below:

Page Setup to select trays

Page Setup to select trays

Once you have this all setup and working you can install Tray Selector and automate the process to store particular print drops under a button and access them in a single click.

In order to achieve this result time and time again without requiring you to change settings in page-setup you should install Tray Selector and try out our free 30 day trial.  You should soon see the benefits of a modern muti-function printer.

Trouble Shooting

Some printer and printer drivers appear to be setup to ignore Microsoft Words instructions and always print to the same printer tray. It is often solved by setting the tray selection setting in the printer driver to “auto select”.

Tim Kempster is a founder member of Tray Selector. He has worked in Computer Science and IT for over 20 years. Tim has a PhD in computer science from the University of Edinburgh.