SRP-372_Windows Driver Manual_english_Rev_2_04

SRP-372_Windows Driver Manual_english_Rev_2_04
Windows Driver Manual
SRP-372
Thermal Printer
Rev. 2.04
http://www.bixolon.com
SRP-372
■ Table of Contents
1. Manual Information........................................................................................................3
2. Operating System (OS) Environment...........................................................................3
3. Windows Driver Preparation .........................................................................................3
4. Windows Driver Installation ..........................................................................................4
4-1 Installing on Windows 2000 ........................................................................................4
4-1-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port ..............................................................................4
4-1-2 Via USB Port ........................................................................................................8
4-2 Installing on Windows XP/2003 Server.....................................................................12
4-2-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port ............................................................................12
4-2-2 Via USB Port ......................................................................................................16
4-3 Installing on Windows VISTA/2008 Server/7.............................................................23
4-3-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port ............................................................................23
4-3-2 Via USB Port ......................................................................................................27
5. Detailed Windows Driver Settings..............................................................................31
5-1 Paper Supply Method ...............................................................................................31
5-2 Paper Size ................................................................................................................34
5-3 Additional Commands...............................................................................................35
6. Windows Driver Specifications...................................................................................37
6-1 Fonts.........................................................................................................................37
6-2 Special Functions .....................................................................................................38
6-3 Barcodes ..................................................................................................................40
6-4 Two-Dimensional Barcodes ......................................................................................40
7. Use of Windows Driver................................................................................................41
7-1 Use of Visual Basic...................................................................................................41
7-1-1 Windows Driver Selection...................................................................................41
7-1-2 Test Printing........................................................................................................42
7-1-3 Barcode Printing .................................................................................................42
7-1-4 Two-Dimensional Barcode Printing.....................................................................42
7-2 Use of WordPad .......................................................................................................43
7-2-1 WordPad Environment Settings..........................................................................43
7-2-2 Text Printing........................................................................................................43
7-2-3 Barcode Printing .................................................................................................44
7-2-4 Two-Dimensional Barcode Printing.....................................................................45
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1. Manual Information
This Windows Driver Installation Manual provides information on installation, detailed
specifications, and usage of the printer’s Windows Driver according to PC operating
system (OS).
We at BIXOLON maintain ongoing efforts to enhance and upgrade the functions and
quality of all our products. In following, product specifications and/or user manual content
may be changed without prior notice.
2. Operating System (OS) Environment
The following operating systems are supported for usage.
- Microsoft Windows 2000
- Microsoft Windows XP (32bit)
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (32bit)
- Microsoft Windows Embedded For Point Of Service
- Microsoft Windows VISTA (32bit)
- Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (32bit)
- Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit)
3. Windows Driver Preparation
The Windows Driver is included in the enclosed CD, and Latest file versions can be
downloaded from the BIXOLON website.
(www.bixolon.com)
If downloading from the BIXOLON website, first download the SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.zip file,
then unzip the file, and run the SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.exe file.
If using the enclosed CD, click the “Windows Driver” button to find and run the Windows
Driver installation file (SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.exe).
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4. Windows Driver Installation
4-1 Installing on Windows 2000
4-1-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select the COM or LPT (Which one you want to use) port to be used and click
the “Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Yes” button.
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5) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
7) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
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8) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
9) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
10) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-1-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select USB and click the ”Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Yes” button.
5) Click the ”OK” button.
6) Turn on the printer.
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7) The Windows Driver is automatically installed.
8) The USB Port setting can be confirmed in the Windows Driver properties.
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9) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
10) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-2 Installing on Windows XP/2003 Server
4-2-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select the COM or LPT (Which one you want to use) port to be used and click
the “Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Continue Anyway” button.
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5) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
7) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
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8) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
9) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
10) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-2-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select USB and click the ”Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Continue Anyway” button.
5) Click the ”OK” button.
6) Turn on the printer.
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7) When the New Hardware Wizard appears for the installation of the Windows Driver,
select the option as shown below and click the “Next” button.
8) Click the “Next” button.
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9) Click the “Next” button.
10) Click the “Next” button.
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11) Click the “Continue Anyway” button.
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12) Click the “Finish” button.
13) The USB Port setting can be confirmed in the Windows Driver properties.
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14) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
15) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-3 Installing on Windows VISTA/2008 Server/7
4-3-1 Via Serial Port or Parallel Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select the COM or LPT (Which one you want to use) port to be used and click
the “Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Install this driver software anyway”
button.
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5) Clicking the ”Yes” button will reboot the PC.
6) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
7) Click the “Port Settings” button in the ”Ports” tab.
8) Match the communication settings to those of the printer.
(The communication settings of the printer can be performed by conducting a self-test.)
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9) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
10) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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4-3-2 Via USB Port
1) Double-click the Windows Driver installation file (SRP-372_Vx.x.xx.exe).
2) Click the “Next” button.
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3) Select USB and click the ”Next” button.
4) When the following message box appears, click the “Install this driver software anyway”
button.
5) Click the ”OK” button.
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6) Turn on the printer.
7) The USB Port setting can be confirmed in the Windows Driver properties.
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8) Click the “Print Test Page” button and check printing status.
9) Proper installation of the driver is indicated if the test page is printed normally.
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5. Detailed Windows Driver Settings
The following functions can be set in detail after the Windows Driver installation is
complete.
5-1 Paper Supply Method
The printer structure is such that the print head, which carries out printing, and the cutter,
which cuts the printing paper, are separated. After printing, the location of the end section
can be adjusted as follows.
- Automatically Select: Select the “Receipt[Partial cut]” automatically.
- Receipt[Partial cut]: After printed text is transferred up to the cutter (auto cutter),
a paper is cut by auto cutter.
- Receipt[No cut]: Printed text is transferred up to the cutter (manual cutter).
- Receipt[Partial cut without paper feeding]: A paper is cut by auto cutter without
paper feeding.
- Receipt [No feed]: Printed text is transferred up to the next line only.
(minimum transfer: 0x0A).
- Form[No Cut]: For long print jobs, printed text is transferred according to the Receipt
option per selected paper size.
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Form[Partial Cut]: For long print jobs, printed text is transferred and cut according to
the Receipt option per selected paper size.
Detailed setting can be done as follows.
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1) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
2) Click the “Printing Preferences” button in the ”General” tab..
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3) Select the desired setting in the ”Paper/Quality” tab.
(Resolution is fixed at 203 × 203.)
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5-2 Paper Size
The paper sizes available in the Windows Driver are as follows.
- 80 × 297 mm [372]
- 80 × 3276 mm [372]
- 82.5 × 297 mm [372]
- 82.5 × 3276 mm [372]
- 60 × 297 mm [372]
- 60 × 3276 mm [372]
- Custom Size (Windows 9x supported)
Detailed setting can be done as follows.
1) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
2) Click the “Printing Preferences” button in the ”General” tab.
3) Select the ”Paper/Quality” tab, and click the ”Advanced” button.
Select the desired setting.
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5-3 Additional Commands
The Windows Driver serves to receive the content for print from an application and send it
to the printer. The Additional Commands function allows for the addition of desired
commands at the beginning or end of the print content sent to the printer.
To use the Additional Commands in Windows Vista, the following OS options must be set.
“Control Panel → User Accounts → Uncheck the “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help
protect your computer” checkbox under “Turn User Account Control On or Off”.
The command functions available are as follows.
- BeginDoc: addition of command at the beginning of the print content
- EndDoc1: addition of command at the end of the print content
- EndDoc2: addition of line feeding at the end of the print content
Detailed setting can be done as follows.
1) Open the printer properties window in the Windows OS.
2) Click the ” Additional Commands” tab.
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3) If the user wishes to open Cash Drawer 1 prior to printing, enter “\x1B\x70\x00\x19\xff”
in the ”BeginDoc” space and click the “OK” button.
4) If the user wishes to open Cash Drawer 1 at the end of printing, enter
“\x1B\x70\x00\x19\xff” in the ”EndDoc1” space and click the “OK” button.
5) If the user wishes to feed three lines at the end of printing, enter “3” in the ” EndDoc2”
space and click the “OK” button.
6) When downloading an image to the printer using the NV Image Tool, the image print
command is different.
- SRP-372
Command: GS ( L pL pH m fn kc1 kc2 x y (Hex: 1D 28 4C pL pH m fn kc1 kc2 x y)
- SRP-372Mono
Command: FS p n m (Hex: 1C 70 m n)
For more information on the hexadecimals that can be entered in ”BeginDoc” and ”
EndDoc1”, refer to the Control Commands Manual.
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6. Windows Driver Specifications
6-1 Fonts
The Windows Driver of the printer supports the fonts listed below.
Printing is done at faster speed when using the fonts below as opposed to the Windows
fonts of the OS.
FontA1x1
FontA1x2
FontA2x1
FontA2x2
FontA2x4
FontA4x2
FontA4x4
FontA4x8
FontA8x4
FontA8x8
FontB1x1
FontB1x2
FontB2x1
FontB2x2
FontB2x4
FontB4x2
FontB4x4
FontB4x8
FontB8x4
FontB8x8
Printer Fonts
FontA1x1[Ext.]
FontA1x2[Ext.]
FontA2x1[Ext.]
FontA2x2[Ext.]
FontA2x4[Ext.]
FontA4x2[Ext.]
FontA4x4[Ext.]
FontA4x8[Ext.]
FontA8x4[Ext.]
FontA8x8[Ext.]
FontB1x1[Ext.]
FontB1x2[Ext.]
FontB2x1[Ext.]
FontB2x2[Ext.]
FontB2x4[Ext.]
FontB4x2[Ext.]
FontB4x4[Ext.]
FontB4x8[Ext.]
FontB8x4[Ext.]
FontB8x8[Ext.]
FontA1x1[255]
FontA1x2[255]
FontA2x1[255]
FontA2x2[255]
FontA2x4[255]
FontA4x2[255]
FontA4x4[255]
FontA4x8[255]
FontA8x4[255]
FontA8x8[255]
FontB1x1[255]
FontB1x2[255]
FontB2x1[255]
FontB2x2[255]
FontB2x4[255]
FontB4x2[255]
FontB4x4[255]
FontB4x8[255]
FontB8x4[255]
FontB8x8[255]
Character Size (dot)
FontA1x1(12x24)
FontA1x2(12x48)
FontA2x1(24x24)
FontA2x2(24x48)
FontA2x4(24x96)
FontA4x2(48x48)
FontA4x4(48x96)
FontA4x8(48x192)
FontA8x4(96x96)
FontA8x8(96x192)
FontB1x1(9x17)
FontB1x2(9x34)
FontB2x1(18x17)
FontB2x2(18x34)
FontB2x4(18x68)
FontB4x2(36x34)
FontB4x4(36x68)
FontB4x8(36x136)
FontB8x4(72x68)
FontB8x8(72x136)
Printer Fonts are defined as follows.
1) FontA1x2
- ANSI Character code support (Code Page 16: 1252)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
2) FontA1x2[Ext]
- IBM expansion Character code support (Code Page 0: 437)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
3) FontA1x2[255]
- Buyer exclusive code support (Code Page 255)
- Character size (dot): 12 x 24 (double height)
- Sizes (point): 17
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Sizes (point)
8.5
17
8.5
17
34
17
34
68
34
68
6
12
6
12
24
12
24
48.5
24
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6-2 Special Functions
The Windows Driver supports the special functions indicated below.
These special functions are available when using the characters after the “FontControl”
font is selected.
This function is not an ordinary character printing function. Take special care.
Character
5
6
7
a
b
c
d
e
g
i
j
k
l
m
p
q
r
s
t
w
x
y
A
B
C
D
E
G
H
I
J
K
P
R
S
T
U
V
[
]
^
_
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Special Function
Prints HT (0 x 09)
Prints LF (0 x 0A)
Prints CR (0 x 0D)
Open Drawer 2 (50ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (100ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (150ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (200ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 2 (250ms drive pulse width)
Cut Receipt (partial cut) without paper feeding
Prints double-sized color image saved in the 00 address
Prints double-sized color image saved in the 01 address
Prints double-sized color image saved in the 02 address
Prints double-sized color image saved in the 03 address
Prints double-sized color image saved in the 04 address
Does not add HRI characters to the barcode
Adds HRI characters in FontA above the barcode
Adds HRI characters in FontA below the barcode
Adds HRI characters in FontB above the barcode
Adds HRI characters in FontB below the barcode
Aligns text to the left
Aligns text to the center
Aligns text to the right
Open Drawer 1 (50ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (100ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (150ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (200ms drive pulse width)
Open Drawer 1 (250ms drive pulse width)
Prints 1st NV bit image
Prints 2nd NV bit image
Prints 3rd NV bit image
Prints 4th NV bit image
Prints 5th NV bit image
Cut Receipt (partial cut)
Prints the color image saved in the 00 address
Prints the color image saved in the 01 address
Prints the color image saved in the 02 address
Prints the color image saved in the 03 address
Prints the color image saved in the 04 address
Prints 1st NV bit image in double-sized mode.
Prints 2nd NV bit image in double-sized mode.
Prints 3rd NV bit image in double-sized mode.
Prints 4th NV bit image in double-sized mode.
Prints 5th NV bit image in double-sized mode.
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1) Sample Use
If the “FontControl” font is selected and 6 is entered, the “LF” (Line Feeding) operation is
activated.
(does not entail the printing of the character “6)
2) “FontControl” Font Function
Printer Font for
Special Function
Function
Size
(point/dot)
FontControl
Open Drawer 1/2
Cut receipt
Cut receipt(without paper feeding)
Justification (Left/Center/Right)
Output HT, Output LF, Output CR
Barcode Printing
Print NV Graphic Data
(8.5 / 12x24)
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6-3 Barcodes
The Windows Driver supports the barcodes indicated below.
This function is available when entering barcode data after selecting “Printer Font Name”.
In addition, the “FontControl” font can be used to add HRI characters.
Printer Font Name
Size
Supported Characters
Codabar
18/35.5/53/71
Code39
18/35.5/53/71
JAN13(EAN)
JAN8(EAN)
ITF
UPC-A
UPC-E
Code93
Code128
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
18/35.5/53/71
Numberic: 0~9
Symbols: $, +, -, ., /, :
Letters: A~D
Numberic: 0~9
Symbols: $, +, -, ., /
Letters: A~Z
Numberic: 0~9
Numberic: 0~9
Numberic: 0~9
Numberic: 0~9
Numberic: 0~9
ASCII CODE: 0~127
ASCII CODE: 0~127
1) Sample Use
Select “Code39” and Size “18”, and then enter “1234”.
The barcode corresponding to “1234” is printed.
2) When Using Code128
Select “Code128” and Size “18”, and then enter “{B1234”.
The barcode corresponding to “1234” is printed.
When using “Code128”, characters, such as “{A”, “{B”, “{C”, must be included before the
input data.
6-4 Two-Dimensional Barcodes
The Windows Driver supports the following two-dimensional barcodes.
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PDF417
QR Code
Usage is identical to that for barcodes.
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7. Use of Windows Driver
7-1 Use of Visual Basic
This section explains the use of the Windows Driver with Visual Basic to control the printer
(SRP-372).
Sample programs are saved together if the Windows Driver is installed. Take note.
7-1-1 Windows Driver Selection
The following code is an example of the selection of the “BIXOLON SRP-372” Windows
Driver.
For Each prnPrinter In Printers
If prnPrinter.DeviceName = “BIXOLON SRP-372” Then
Set Printer = prnPrinter
Exit For
End If
Next
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7-1-2 Test Printing
The following code is an example of the printing of Arial Test via the Windows font, and
FontA1x1Test via the printer font.
‘Print in Windows font
Printer.FontSize = 9
Printer.FontName = “Arial”
Printer.Print “Arial Test”
‘Print in printer font
Printer.FontSize = 8.5
Printer.FontName = “FontA1x1”
Printer.Print “FontA1x1Test”
Printer.EndDoc
7-1-3 Barcode Printing
The following code is an example of the printing of the JAN8 (EAN) barcode.
'Print Bar Code.
Printer.FontSize = 18
Printer.FontName = "JAN8 (EAN)"
Printer.Print "1234567"
Printer.EndDoc
7-1-4 Two-Dimensional Barcode Printing
The following code is an example of the printing of the PDF417 two-dimensional barcode.
'Print Two-dimensional Codes.
Printer.FontSize = 8.5
Printer.FontName = "PDF417"
Printer.Print "Print Test PDF417"
Printer.EndDoc
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7-2 Use of WordPad
7-2-1 WordPad Environment Settings
After running Wordpad and setting the following conditions, conduct a test.
- Select Printer
After selecting “Print” from the “File” menu, select the printer (BIXOLON SRP-372).
- Select Paper Size, Orientation, and Margins
After selecting “Page Setup” from the “File” menu, select the paper size, orientation,
and margins.
7-2-2 Text Printing
Use the Windows Driver of the printer to run a test.
1) Select the desired font from the Font menu (FontA 1x1).
2) Select the desired font size (8.5).
3) Enter the text to be printed in Wordpad.
4) Click the Print button in the toolbar to print.
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7-2-3 Barcode Printing
Use the Windows Driver of the printer to print the barcode.
1) Select the desired barcode from the Font menu (Code128).
2) Select the desired font size (18).
3) Enter “{A123453” in Wordpad.
4) Click the Print button in the toolbar to print.
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7-2-4 Two-Dimensional Barcode Printing
Use the Windows Driver of the printer to print the two-dimensional barcode.
1) Select the desired two-dimensional barcode from the Font menu (PDF417).
2) Select the desired font size (8.5).
3) Enter “Two-dimensional Codes Test: PDF417” in Wordpad.
4) Click the Print button in the toolbar to print.
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