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  1. JohnJSal

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    I followed the instructions for setting up my printer with Google Cloud Print, but now I'm having trouble actually using it. When I try to print a document from Drive, I choose "Print," then I tap on "Save as PDF" and change that to "All printers..."

    This is the only option I see, but then it starts searching for printers and this process never ends. Eventually I just had to stop it.

    What else do I need to do to print from Drive, or other apps?

    Thanks,
    John
     

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    Hi
    Is it a "cloud print ready" or a legacy printer connected through a PC? If the latter, the PC has to be running with the Chrome browser app open (or minimised) and chrome must be logged into the same google account as your phone.
     
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    It's cloud print ready. The setup went fine, it's just printing to it that is a mystery.
     
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    You can install drivers on Android devices? I thought the point of Cloud Print was to print from Google Apps and such. Shouldn't they just detect the printer on Google's server now that I've added it?
     
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    Maybe drivers was the wrong terminology. All I know is that I couldn't print to my HP printer until I installed that app.
     
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    #7 girolez, Mar 10, 2016
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