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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pooters, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. pooters

    pooters Lurker
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    Hi, I'm helping a friend with his new SGT10.1. It's a nice piece of kit, but most Apps (even Google Docs) don't have a "Print" button/icon, and those that do will only work with a Samsung printer. I've never even see a Samsung printer - ever.
    What's going on? Why is there no way of just printing whatever you're doing? We've got Google Cloud print installed but there's no way to get to it other than via a browser. If we want to print a Doc, we have to switch to web mode and that alters all the layout.
    Any help would be much appreciated.

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  2. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member

    Get the app PrinterShare.
    That's what I use on my Tab.
    I'm able to easily print to my wireless printer.
    I have it installed on my Android phone too.
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  3. pooters

    pooters Lurker
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    Printer Share - yes, we tried that too but it was less use than Google Cloud Print.
    The problem is - Android apps just don't seem to be aware of the concept of printing! It's as if "why would you want to print from a 'phone?" has carried through to the tablet PC. Or am I missing something?
    If someone could direct me to the method of printing (using Google Cloud Print or Printer Share) from various apps (like Google Docs, Gallery, Notepad thingy, Calendar etc) I'd be very grateful.
  4. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member

    You can open the files from within Printer Share.
    If you have a copy of the files locally on your phone, you can open them with a file explorer app, and choose PrinterSshare.
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  5. pooters

    pooters Lurker
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    Thanks for that, but I don't quite understand. I get the explorer bit, but "choose PrinterShare" ?? And how is that "within PrinterShare"?
  6. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member

    When you open the Printer Share app, it gives you options of what you would like to print.
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  7. pooters

    pooters Lurker
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    Ah, I see. I'll get the SGT10.5 owner to have a go at that. Thanks!
  8. jaypeecee

    jaypeecee Well-Known Member

    Hi pooters,

    You sound as frustrated as I was a month ago, which is why I started the thread entitled Printing from SGT10.1. It might be worth taking a look at it. Regarding Samsung printers, chances are that if you are using a printer for personal use (like me), you will not have seen one. Samsung would appear to target business users. BTW, it is not true that only Samsung printers can be used with the SGT10.1. Mine is an HP and I am using PrinterShare.

    Good luck!


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