Brother P-touch MW-260 User`s guide

Software Guide
MW-260
Mobile Printer
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Contents
Contents
1 Operating Environment .................................. 2
2 Communication using Bluetooth
technology ....................................................... 4
3 Printing Data from a Computer Running
Windows .......................................................... 6
Installing the software ............................................... 6
Printing .................................................................... 14
Starting up P-touch Editor ....................................... 15
Using P-touch Editor 4.2 ......................................... 16
P-touch Editor 4.2 window structure and section
functions ................................................................. 17
Database window ................................................... 19
Printing from other applications .............................. 20
Uninstalling the software ......................................... 21
4 Printing Data From a Pocket PC .................. 22
Installing the software ............................................. 23
Printing .................................................................... 26
Printing procedures ................................................. 27
Uninstalling the software ......................................... 42
5 Changing Printer Settings ............................ 43
Changing the settings ............................................. 43
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1 Operating Environment
This mobile printer can print data from a computer running
Windows®, a Pocket PC (PDA running Pocket PC) or Windows MobileTM.
Computer running Windows®
In order to use this printer, make sure that your system configuration meets the following requirements.
" PC operating environment
Processor
Pentium 266 MHz or higher recommended
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional
Windows® XP/Windows VistaTM
Compliant with USB Ver.2.0(Full speed)
Compliant with Bluetooth ver.1.1
Interface
serial port profile supports as standard*1
Available Memory 64 MB or more recommended
Hard disk free
Minimum 70 MB
space
Operating system
• A processor and memory greater than that recommended for each operating system is required.
*1 For information on computers running Windows® and Bluetooth adapters whose operation have already been verified, check our Web
site at http://www.brother.com.
To print data from a computer running Windows® → Refer to page 6.
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Operating Environment
Pocket PC (PDA running Pocket PC)
In order to use this printer, make sure that your Pocket PC
meets the following requirements.
" Pocket PC operating environment
Processor
ARM
Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003
Operating system Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 SE
Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0
Compliant with USB Ver.2.0(Full speed)
Compliant with Bluetooth ver.1.1
Interface
serial port profile supports as standard*1
Compliant with IrDA ver.1.3
• When installing the software, a computer running Windows® that can connect to the Pocket PC will be
needed.
*1 For information on Pocket PCs whose operation has already been verified, check our Web
site at http://www.brother.com.
To print data from a Pocket PC → Refer to page 22.
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2 Communication using Bluetooth technology
In order for this printer to communicate using Bluetooth technology with the computer running Windows® or the Pocket
PC, various Bluetooth settings must be specified.
• The following instructions show you the basic
procedures for make a Bluetooth communication. For details, refer to the instruction manual
for your Bluetooth device.
1 Set the interface
switch to “Bluetooth”.
Bluetooth
communication ON
→ The status indicator
light will be blue.
2 Run the Bluetooth connection software on the
computer running Windows® or PDA.
3 Use the Bluetooth connection software to
search for Bluetooth devices.
→ “MW-260xxxx” is detected. “xxxx” is a last 4 digit of
its serial number.
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Communication using Bluetooth technology
4 Select this printer from the list of devices.
→ The screen to enter the “PIN code” (or “Pass key”)
appears only the first time that the computer running
Windows® or PDA is connected to the printer.
• Depending on the Bluetooth device, you may
be requested to enter the PIN code with subsequent connections.
5 Enter the “PIN code” (or “Pass key” at the time
of shipment, the PIN code is set to the last four
digits of the serial number of the printer) and
click/tap the Enter button.
→ “Connected device Yes” appears on the Device
information screen.
6 Use the Bluetooth connection software to
select the serial port as the method for connecting to this printer.
• Note the COM port number when it appears
(The COM port number may be required
when printing depending on the type of the
computer or the pocket PC).
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3 Printing Data from a Computer
Running Windows
In order to use this printer to print data from a computer running Windows®, the software must be installed on the computer.
Installing the software
• Do not connect this printer to the computer
until you are instructed to do so.
1 Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of the computer running Windows®.
→ The installer automatically starts up and the Brother
Select Language dialog box appears.
→ If the installer does not automatically start up, double-click “My Computer”, and then choose the “CD
drive”
and double-click the “setup.exe” file.
2 Select the language.
→ The language is
changed.
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Printing Data from a Computer Running Windows
3 Click the top button
PC(Windows) software button
(PC(Windows) software).
→ A dialog box
appears, allowing
you to select what
to install.
4 Click the button for
the software that
you wish to install.
Standard Installation
Here, click the button for
the Standard Installation.
→ Installation of
Standard Installation begins.
" Software packages that are installed
Software
P-touch Editor 4.2
Printer driver
Description
P-touch Editor 4.2
P-touch Library 2.0
P-touch Transfer Manager 2.0
P-touch Printer Setting
P-touch Editor 4.2 Add-Ins Utility
Printer driver (and driver utility)
With the standard installation, P-touch Editor 4.2, then the
printer drivers will be installed. Continue with the installation
according to the instructions that appear on the screen.
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5 Follow the instructions that appear to finish the
installation.
Next, the printer driver is installed.
The installation procedure for the printer
driver differs depending
on the operating system being used.
Select “USB” or “Bluetooth communication”
and then click the OK
button.
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For Windows® 2000 Professional with USB
→
Go directly to the procedure on
page 9.
For Windows® XP with
USB
→
Go directly to the procedure on
page 10.
For Windows Vista with
USB
→
Go directly to the procedure on
page 11.
Printing Data from a Computer Running Windows
For Windows® 2000 Professional, (USB connection)
6 When the message
“Connect Brother
MW-260, and then
turn it on.” appears,
use the enclosed
USB cable to connect this printer to
the computer running Windows®, and then turn
on the printer.
Enclosed USB cable
→ The printer driver is installed.
→ Continue with “Printing” on page 14.
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For Windows® XP (USB connection)
6 When the message
“Connect Brother
MW-260, and then
turn it on.” appears,
use the enclosed
USB cable to connect this printer to
the computer running Windows, and then turn on the printer.
Enclosed USB cable
→ The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box
appears.
• Depending on the operating system being
used, this may take some time.
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Printing Data from a Computer Running Windows
For Windows Vista
R
6 When the message
"Connect Brother
MW-260, and then
turn it on." appears
in the computer
screen, use the
enclosed USB cable
to connect this
printer to the computer running Windows, and then turn
on the printer.
Enclosed USB cable
!When
the Plug and Play device is detected, the
Found New Hardware Wizard. dialog box appears.
• Depending on the operating system being
used, this may take some time.
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7 Click the Install button.
Finish the installation according to the instructions that
appear on the screen.
→ Continue with “Printing” on page 14.
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Printing Data from a Computer Running Windows
For computer running Windows® (Bluetooth
connection)
8 Check the “Install”,
and then click the
next button.
→ Installing the
printer driver is
started.
9 Select the COM
number you are
using as Bluetooth
connection, and
then click the next
button.
→ Follow the instructions appeared on the screen, and
finish installing.
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Printing
This printer can be used to print in two different ways.
DIRECTLY FROM PC SCREEN
Printing from P-touch Editor
Check the text or
image, and then edit it.
DIRECTLY FROM WINDOWS
SOFTWARE PACKAGES
Printing from other applications, such as
word-processing or spreadsheet applications
Create the data in the
application
Print
Select the MW-260 as
the printer
Print
→ Refer to page 15.
→ Refer to page 20.
Printing begins
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Printing Data from a Computer Running Windows
Starting up P-touch Editor
1 To start up P-touch Editor, click the Start button, and then click All Programs - Brother Ptouch - P-touch Editor 4.2.
• P-touch Editor can also be started by doubleclicking the shortcut on the desktop, or clicking
the shortcut in the Quick Launch bar. (only if
the shortcuts were created during installation)
→ When P-touch Editor is started, the startup dialog
box appears.
2 In the startup dialog box, select the desired
operation, and then click the OK button.
• To specify the operation performed when Ptouch Editor is started, click Options on the
Tool menu, and then select Display Startup
Dialog Box in the "Operations" group box on
the General tab.
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Using P-touch Editor 4.2
When P-touch Editor 4.2 is started, the following appear in
the main window.
a
b
c
e
d
aStandard toolbar
bProperty dock
cDraw toolbar
dLayout window
eObject dock
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Printing Data from a Computer Running Windows
P-touch Editor 4.2 window structure and
section functions
aStandard toolbar
This toolbar contains shortcuts to frequently used commands. The toolbar
can be displayed or hidden by selecting it in the Toolbar submenu of the
View menu.
bProperty dock
This dock contains the Print Properties, Page Properties, Text Properties,
Layout Properties and Database Properties. Frequently used functions
and settings appear in properties for each category. The number of properties that can be opened in this area depends on the width of the window. If
all opened properties cannot be displayed in the property dock, properties
that were previously opened are closed. The icon on the left side appears
selected when the properties are open.
" Print Properties
Specify print settings and print.
" Page Properties
Specify the paper size and orientation.
" Text Properties
Specify settings, such as those for the font, character size,
style and color, for the selected text or the text to be created.
" Layout Properties
Specify the alignment, enlargement/reduction, shift, rotation
and grouping/ungrouping for the selected objects. All settings
are available if objects are selected in the layout.
" Database Properties
Change the database file, move, sort or search for records,
change the merged fields, or switch between record view/
form view.
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cDraw toolbar
This toolbar contains shortcuts to frequently used drawing tools. The toolbar contains various tools, including those for selecting objects, entering
text and drawing.
dLayout window
This is the edit window. Although the image is shown as close as possible
to the final print result, there may be some differences, for example, when
bar code values are recalculated. To see an image closer to the final print
result, select Print Preview in the File menu to display a print preview.
Since only one page (one sheet) can be displayed at a time, add a sheet
with the lower-left icon (left side of horizontal scroll bar) to edit multiple
pages.
eObject dock
This dock contains icons for easily inserting various objects. Click an icon
to display a dialog box for specifying the object settings. For example,
since a dialog box with tabs for specifying the bar code protocol, the bar
code data and other bar code settings appears when the "Bar Code" icon
is clicked, specify the necessary settings, and then click the OK button.
Dragging an icon into the layout window adds the object at the specified
location.
• The "Screen Capture" icon in the object doc
allows you to cut an image displayed in the
screen and import it as an image object. This
allows Web or e-mail content to simply be cut
out and printed.
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Printing Data from a Computer Running Windows
Database window
This window appears when a database or the Label List is
opened. When an add-in is started, the Label List automatically appears if the software is set to register text in the Label
List. This is convenient when making labels with a format for
a specific label printer.
• To use data, for example, from Excel, as a
database, select File - Database - Connect.
For details, refer to the software Help.
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Printing from other applications
If this printer is selected for printing, it can be used to print
data from other applications, such as word-processing or
spreadsheet applications.
• This printer is not compatible with some applications. For details on compatible applications
and for information on the newest printer
driver, check our Web site at
http://www.brother.com.
Selecting the MW-260 as the printer and printing
The procedure for Excel 2000 will be described as an
example.
1 Create the required data with Excel 2000.
2 On the File menu, click Print.
3 From the Printer list,
select Brother MW260.
4 Click the Print button.
→ The data is sent to
the printer and
printed.
• The data that is to be printed should be
adjusted to the size of the paper.
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Printing Data from a Computer Running Windows
Uninstalling the software
If this printer will no longer be used, P-touch Editor 4.2 and
the printer driver can be removed (uninstalled).
Removing (uninstalling) the printer driver
1 Click the Start button, select Settings, and
then click Printers and Faxes.
→ Printers appears.
2 Click Server Properties on the File menu.
→ The Print Server Properties dialog box appears.
3 Click the Drivers tab, and then select “Brother
MW-260”.
4 Click the Remove button.
→ The printer driver is removed.
• The icon is simply removed from the list of
printers; the printer driver is not deleted.
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4 Printing Data From a Pocket PC
In order to use this printer to print data from a Pocket PC
(PDA running Pocket PC), a computer running Windows®
must be used to install the software onto the Pocket PC.
• For details on ActiveSync®, Bluetooth, or on connecting the
Pocket PC to a computer running Windows®, refer to the
instruction manual for the Pocket PC.
" Installing the software onto a Pocket PC
Enclosed CD-ROM
Computer running
Windows®
Pocket PC
" Connecting the printer to the Pocket PC using
Bluetooth/Printing
(→ Refer to page 4)
MW-260 (this printer)
Pocket PC
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Printing Data From a Pocket PC
Installing the software
1 Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of the computer running Windows®.
→ The installer automatically starts up and the Brother
Select Language dialog box appears.
→ If the installer does not automatically start up, double-click “My Computer”, and then choose the “CD
drive”
and double-click the “setup.exe” file.
2 Select the language.
→ The language is
changed.
3 Click the second
button (Pocket PC
mobile printing software).
→ The MPRINT
Setup dialog box
appears.
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4 Click the button for
the operating system that you are
using.
→ The InstallShield
Wizard starts.
Continue the installation
according to the instructions that appear on the screen.
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Printing Data From a Pocket PC
" Software packages that are installed
Software
Common
modules
(The “MprintUtility” will
be installed at the same
time.)
Note Print
Schedule Print
Task Print
Contact Print
Clipboard Print
Screen
Capture Print
Image File Print
E-mail Print
Help files
Description
Basic components of the software (The
settings for this printer can be changed.)
Prints memos saved with Notes
Prints schedules saved with Schedule
Prints tasks and appointments saved with
Tasks
Prints names, addresses and telephone
numbers saved with Contact
Prints images and text moved to the Clipboard
Prints the currently displayed screen of the
Pocket PC
Prints saved image files
Prints saved e-mails
Operating guide that can be viewed on the
screen of the Pocket PC
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Printing
This printer has eight different printing functions.
1 Tap
on the Program screen.
→ The Brother MPrint screen appears.
2 Check that
,
,
,
,
,
,
and
appear in the
screen.
,
" Refer to the pages indicated below for more details on
the corresponding printing function.
Note Print → page 27
Schedule Print → page 33
Task Print → page 36
Contact Print → page 37
Clipboard Print → page 38
Screen Capture Print → page 39
Image File Print → page 41
E-mail Print → page 42
MPrint Utility → page 44
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Printing Data From a Pocket PC
Printing procedures
First, we will describe the procedure for using the Note Print.
This procedure contains the basic steps for printing.
Note Print
Memos saved with Notes can be printed.
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ A list of memos appears in the Note Print screen.
2 Tap the memo that
Folder list
you wish to print.
Only one memo can be
selected.
→ The selected
memo is highlighted.
• To display the memos in each previously categorized folder, tap the folder list.
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3 Tap Preview in the
Printer menu.
→ The Print preview
screen appears.
• If Print was tapped, printing will begin without
the Print preview screen being displayed.
4 Position this
printer and the
Pocket PC so that
their IrDA infrared
ports are facing
each other and
within 20cm / 0.8''
apart.
20cm / 0.8''
• Make sure that this printer is turned on.
• The IrDA infrared port is in the middle on the
right side of the printer.
• Step 4 is not necessary when communicating
with Bluetooth.
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Printing Data From a Pocket PC
5 Tap the Print button.
→ After the Pocket PC
detects this printer,
printing begins.
• The printed layout may differ depending on the
size of paper selected with Printer setting.
• The Print preview screen allows you to view an
image of the data as it will be printed. Text may
be difficult to read.
• At first time using Bluetooth communication,
set a port as “COM x” for using Bluetooth connection referring next page.
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Advanced settings
Precise print settings can be specified.
" Printer settings
1 Tap Printer setting in the Print preview
screen.
→ The Printer setting screen appears.
2 The following settings
ok button
can be specified.
• Printer:
MW-260 (this printer)/
MW-100/MW-120/MW140BT
• Port:
IrDA(infrared port)/
USB/FILE/COM1/
COM2...COM9
• Paper size:A6
The setting is adjusted
according to the paper
cassette that is loaded
into the printer.
• Printing orientation: Portrait/Landscape
• Print mode: Normal/Global
• Number of copies: 1 through 50/Collate
• Set a “COM x” as using Bluetooth
connection.
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Printing Data From a Pocket PC
3 Tap
.
→ The printer settings are applied.
" Graphics-processing settings
1 Tap Graphics in the Print preview screen.
→ The Graphics processing screen appears.
2 The following set-
ok button
tings can be specified.
• Half-tone:
Dithering/Error Diffusion/None
• Image processing:
Full-size printing/Fit
to paper
3 Tap
.
→ The graphics-processing settings are applied.
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" Text format settings
The font and size of the printed text can be changed.
1 Tap Font in the Settings menu of the
Note Print screen.
→ The Font setting
screen appears.
2 The following text
settings can be
specified.
• Font name:
Tahoma/Courier
New/Frutiger Linotype/Bookdings
• Size:
Largest/Larger/Standard/Smaller/Smallest
• Effects:
Bold/Underline/Italic/
Strikethrough
3 Tap
.
→ The text format settings are applied.
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ok button
Printing Data From a Pocket PC
Schedule Print
Schedules saved with Schedule can be printed.
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ A list of schedules appears in the Schedule Print
screen.
2 Tap the box to the
Category list
left of the schedule
that you wish to
print.
More than one schedule
can be selected.
→ A check mark
appears.
• The period of time to be printed can be specified.
(→ “Printing a specified date” on page 35)
• To display the schedules in each previously
specified category, tap the category list.
3 Tap Preview in the Printer menu.
The procedure continues in the same way as with the
Note Print (→ page 27).
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" Template setting
The layout in which data is printed can be specified.
1 Tap Template in the
Settings menu of the
Schedule Print
screen.
→ The Template
screen appears.
2 Select the template
that you wish to use.
3 Tap
.
→ The selected template is applied.
• Examples of templates
A6 portrait
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Template menu
ok button
Printing Data From a Pocket PC
" Printing a specified date
The period of time to be printed can be specified.
1 Tap Date in the Settings menu of the
Schedule Print
screen.
→ The Date screen
appears.
2 Change the date
ok button
setting.
• Start date/End date/
Inprogress
• Date
3 Tap
.
→ The schedules
included in the
specified time
period are displayed in the
Schedule Print
screen.
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Task Print
Tasks and appointments saved with Tasks can be printed.
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ A list of tasks appears in the Task Print screen.
2 Tap the box to the
left of the task that
you wish to print.
More than one task can
be selected.
→ A check mark
appears.
• The period of time to be printed can be specified.
(→ “Printing a specified date” on page 35)
• The layout in which data is printed can be
specified.
(→ “Template setting” on page 34)
The procedure continues in the same way as with the
Note Print (→ page 27).
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Printing Data From a Pocket PC
Contact Print
Names, address and telephone numbers saved with
Contacts can be printed.
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ A list of contacts appears in the Contact Print
screen.
2 Tap the box to the
left of the contact
that you wish to
print.
More than one name
can be selected.
→ A check mark appears.
• The layout in which data is printed can be
specified.
(→ “Template setting” on page 34)
The procedure continues in the same way as with the
Note Print (→ page 27).
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Clipboard Print
The images and text moved to the Clipboard can be printed.
• The Clipboard is the name of the location
where data that was cut or copied is stored.
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ The contents of the Clipboard appear in the Clipboard Print screen.
The procedure continues in the same way as with the
Note Print (→ page 27).
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Screen Capture Print
The currently displayed screen of the Pocket PC can be
printed.
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ A toolbar appears
in the upper-right
corner of the
screen.
Toolbar
2 Display the screen
that you wish to
print.
3 Tap
on the tool-
bar.
→ The captured
screen appears in
the Print preview
screen.
The procedure continues in the same way as with the
Note Print (→ page 27).
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" Screen capture settings
The time until the data is imported and the size of the captured area can be specified.
1 Tap
on the tool-
bar.
→ The Screen capture print
settings screen appears.
2 The following text set-
ok button
tings can be specified.
• Capture delay time:
0 to 10 seconds
Specifies the length of
time until the image is
imported after
tapped.
is
• Capture range:
• Selection range (Use
the stylus to select the
desired area.)/Client
(Area indicated by
in the illustration at the
right)/Desktop (Entire
screen)
3 Tap
.
→ The screen capture settings are applied.
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Image File Print
Saved image files (in BMP, JPEG or PNG format) can be printed.
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ The Image File Print screen appears.
2 Select the file format of the image data to be
searched for.
Select from the five available file formats.
• Image file (BMP, JPG or PNG)
• Bitmap file
• Jpeg file (JPG or JPEG)
• Png file
• All files
3 Tap the image file
ok button
that you wish to print.
Only one file can be
selected.
→ The selected file is
highlighted.
4 Tap
.
→ The Print preview
screen appears.
The procedure continues in the same way as with the
Note Print (→ page 27).
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E-mail Print
Saved e-mails can be printed.
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ A list of e-mails appears in the Email Print screen.
2 Tap the e-mail that
you wish to print.
Only one e-mail can be
selected.
→ The selected
e-mail is highlighted.
• The layout in which data is printed can be
specified.
(→ “Template setting” on page 34)
The procedure continues in the same way as with the
Note Print (→ page 27).
Uninstalling the software
Uninstall (remove) the software using the Pocket PC functions. For details on uninstalling the software, refer to the
instruction manual for the Pocket PC.
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Changing Printer Settings
5 Changing Printer Settings
The following settings for this printer can be specified using
the MW-260 Utility “MPrintUtility” on the both Pocket PC and
Windows PC.
• Auto power-off time
• Auto sleep time
• Auto sleep/power-off time
• Power-saving setting
• Device name
• Pass key (PIN code)
• Initialize settings (resets all parameters to their default settings)
Changing the settings
With a computer running Windows®:
1 Click the Start button, select Settings, and
then click Printers.
→ The Printers dialog box appears.
2 Right-click
.
→ A pop-up menu appears.
3 Select Properties.
→ The Properties screen appears.
4 Click the MW-260 Utility button.
→ The Brother MW-260 Utility screen appears.
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With a Pocket PC:
1 Tap
on the Brother MPrint screen.
→ The Brother MW-260 Utility screen appears.
Screens
" General
The length of time [auto power-off time] until
the printer automatically powers off can be
specified. If “0” is specified, the printer will
not automatically power off.
" Bluetooth (1)
When the Bluetooth switch is set to ON, the
length of time [auto sleep time] until the
printer automatically enters the sleep mode
and the length of time [auto sleep/power-off
time] until the printer powers off after entering the sleep mode can be specified. If “0”
is specified for the auto sleep time, the unit
will not enter the sleep mode.
The power-saving setting can be specified.
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Changing Printer Settings
" Bluetooth (2)
The device name and the PIN code (or
Passkey) can be changed.
For the device name, specify a name that
contains 1-12 alphanumeric characters.
For the PIN code, specify a four-eight number only if “Activate PIN code” has been
selected.
Search from Another Device
Select whether or not to search from another device.
Select this setting from the computer when the printer cannot
be found.
Closing the MW-260 Utility
1 Tap the OK button.
→ The MW-260 Utility closes.
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