Adding a department code to a printer on a Mac

Add a department code to a printer installed on a Mac

Some printers on campus require a department code to release print jobs. This article covers adding a department code to a printer on a Mac.

These instructions assume that you have already installed the printer on the computer's operating system. If it has already been installed, the printer will appear on the list of printers found in System Preferences-> Printers and Scanners. If you need instructions for installing a printer please use Self Service or the instructions found in this Knowledge Base article: How to Install a Network Printer


  1. Open Word, or Pages, to print a test page so that the printer dialog box appears.
  2. Select the printer that needs the printer code.
  3. Click on the button labeled Preview.
  4. Select Job Log from the drop down menu.
  5. Click on the check box for Enable User Code.
  6. Enter the department or user code in the text box underneath Enable User Code.
  7. Click on Print.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Bowdoin College Service Desk


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