This application allows you to send a print job to your Google Cloud Print enabled printer from your Mac. You can even specify most of the print options supported by your Google Cloud Print enabled printer and track jobs submitted to your printer. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuPQGD5z9IE for creating an automator plugin that functions like a Virtual Printer. These Automator workflows are also available from the application support link.
There are multiple ways to use this program:
The recommended way to use the program is to create a 'Print Plugin' using 'Automator' with 'Open Finder Items' as the sink action (select 'Cloud Printer' as the application to launch). Save the print plugin with a name of you choice, example "Print to a Google Cloud Printer". Later, when you print from your application choose your custom print plugin (in this example, "Print to a Google Cloud Printer") from the 'PDF' drop down box to automatically launch this application. When "Cloud Printer" launches, you can modify your print options and submit the print job. This is the most versatile way of using this application and as long as you have a viewer for the file format and the viewing application sports a print option, this method should work. A Video Walk through is available here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuPQGD5z9IE.
In all other methods of using the application mentioned below, please note that the file formats that can be supported will be limited and will vary with time as Google Cloud Print service expands its support for file formats. At the moment, PDF/TXT/JPEG/PNG files and Microsoft Office Document/Presentation/Spreadsheet files are known to work.
- Launch the 'Cloud Printer' application from Finder and select the image or document to print using the 'Choose File' option.
- From the command shell, launch the 'Cloud Printer' executable with the file that you want to print.
- From the Finder, right-click the file that you want to print and open the file with 'Cloud Printer' application.