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Chromebook Printing

The school has provided a Wi-Fi printer for each of the 13 Chromebook carts in the English classes in grades 10-12. You will need to install the HP Print for Chrome app in your Chrome web browser to access the printers. If you want to print away from school, you need to use Google Cloud Print.

Installing HP Print for Chrome

First you must install the HP Print for Chrome app in the Chrome web browser:
  1. Login to the Chromebook with your Google for Education account.
  2. Open the Chrome internet browser .
  3. Click this link: HP Print for Chrome app
  4. Click Free or Add to Chrome (if you see Launch App, it has already been installed).
  5. A confirmation message displays.
  6. From the next window, you may need to click Add to confirm the new app.
  7. The app should be installed.

Adding a Printer to HP Print for Chrome

Next you must add the appropriate printer to HP Print for Chrome:

  1. Click the Launcher Launcher in the Chromebook.
  2. A list of installed Chrome apps displays. Look for the HP Print for Chrome app with its printer icon. You may have to go to a second screen of apps to find it in the listing.
  3. Select HP Print for Chrome.
    Figure : Selecting HP Print for Chrome
    Image: Selecting HP Print for Chrome.
  4. From the HP Print for Chrome window, select Add Printer.
  5. In the Preferred printer name: box, type a name for the printer, such as "BHS Cart 3".
    Figure : Example of adding the printer name and IP address
    Image: Example of adding the printer name and IP address.
  6. In the IP Address: box, type in the printer's IP address, which is a series of numbers separated by periods and is displayed on the LCD screen on the top of the printer. Then click the plus sign .
  7. The printer will then be added to the list of Local Destinations printers when you logged into the school's Wi-Fi network.

Using the printer in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.

  1. Open the document you wish to print in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.
  2. Open the File menu and select Print.
  3. On the left sidebar that appears, if the printer you want to use is not shown next to Destination:
    • Click the Change... button to trigger the Select a destination dialog box.
    • The dialog box may show Recent DestinationsLocal Destinations, and sometimes Google Cloud Print. Click on the name of the printer you have added in the Local Destinations list if it is not already displayed under Recent Destinations.
  1. Change the settings as needed for the pages to print, number of copies, layout, etc. and then click the blue Print button.

Using the printer in the Chrome browser


Once you have setup a printer for Cloud Print, when you are logged into your Google account and browsing in the Chrome web browser on a Chromebook or other device, you can select the three-dot icon at the upper right 
...
and select Print... or simply hit CTRL-P to print the current page.

On the left sidebar that appears, you may need to change the Destination by click the Change... button to trigger the Select a destination dialog box.

The dialog box may show Recent DestinationsLocal Destinations, and sometimes Google Cloud Print. Click on the name of the printer in the Local Destinations list if it is not already shown in Recent Destinations.

Change the settings as needed for the pages to print, number of copies, layout, etc. and then click the blue Print button.

Re-Enabling Wi-Fi on a Chromebook Cart Printer

If the HP LaserJet Pro M402dw on a Chromebook Cart does not have a solid blue light on its top panel, the Wi-Fi is disconnected. The teacher should contact Mr. Meador for assistance.