Print anywhere, from any device.
Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from.
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NOTE (11/25/2019): In November 2019 Google announced that the Google Cloud Print service will no longer be available after December 31, 2020 for any application or operating system. We are currently evaluating other options for this type of printing.
- Create Google account if you do not already have one, you will need to have a single Google account for the clinic.
- Connect your printer to your Google account, go to https://www.google.com/cloudprint/ and follow the directions from Google. eVetPractice cannot help you with this process.
- Make sure to test this prior to ever configuring eVetPractice
- Log in as a Business Owner or Business Manager
- Go to Settings
- Then Google Cloud
- Click the Connect button
- A new window will appear and you will be asked to log into Google. Use the account you setup in the first step.
- Make sure to Allow eVetPractice to access your print settings from your Google account
- Once done, you will be brought back to eVetPractice and the Google Cloud configuration page
- Now you can set your preferences for the available printing types:
- client receipt from the checkout process
- account balance link on the client page
- when generating a patient document
- check-in sheet from the calendar, from visit page, from boarding reservation page
- full cage sheet from the calendar, from visit page, from boarding reservation page
- when printing estimates
- when printing, a generated referral letter
- Each option has the ability to set the destination printer.
You can choose between the following:
- Prompt for Selection – you will be prompted to choose a printer destination at the time of printing
- To PDF – will generate PDF as it did prior to this feature
- Specific Printer – document will be sent to that printer automatically and requires no input from the user
- Each option has the ability to set the color preference. The color preference does NOT apply if you select the option to print the document to PDF
- Make sure to save your changes
Using the printing feature
Prompt for Selection
If you set the printer option to prompt for selection, you will get a window that pops up asking for the print destination. You can choose an existing cloud printer associated to your google account OR you can choose PDF.
Exceptions to the prompt described above
Some areas within the system do not lend itself to prompting the user as described above. One of those sections the checkout page. The checkout page will actually give you the option to choose a printer directly below the print receipt/handout checkboxes. If you do not have the option set to prompt for selection, the specific print destination will be labeled instead of the drop down list.
Specific Printer or Print to PDF
If you have it set to print to a specific printer or print to PDF, the user will not be prompted for anything. The printing will occur automatically within the feature you are using.
For example, if you have the print to PDF set for account balance and you click the Print Balance option above, a PDF will be generated and you will be asked to download it.
If you have a printer chosen in the setup, the document will be sent to the printer automatically.
- The print queue is owned and operated by Google. This means you can go to https://www.google.com/cloudprint/ and see what is printing, what is in the queue waiting to be printed, and what has already printed. This page allows you to delete queued items as well.
- Adding a classic printer is sometimes as easy as opening Google Chrome, logging into your Google Account, then typing into the address bar "chrome://devices". Classic printers have to be added to your google printers directly from the computer they are connected to.
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