Canon D600 All in One Printer User Manual

Printer Guide
IMPORTANT:
Read this manual carefully.
Use this manual when you need quick reference help for the printer feature of your machine.
Using Your Documentation
Your machine includes the following documentation. This documentation has been designed
so that you can easily use your machine to suit your particular needs.
Setting up the machine ..................................
Setting up paper ............................................
Quick guide for making copies .....................
Quick Start Guide
Quick guide for sending faxes .......................
Installing the CAPT .......................................
Document and paper handling .....................
Making copies.................................................
Maintenance ...................................................
Reference Guide
Troubleshooting feed and copy issues ..........
Sending and receiving faxes ..........................
Speed dialing...................................................
Fax Guide
Troubleshooting fax issues.............................
Printing with the CAPT.................................
Checking the Status of a Print Job ...............
Printer Guide
Troubleshooting CAPT issues .......................
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How This Manual Is Organized
Chapter 1
Before You Start
Chapter 2
Installing the Canon Advanced Printing Technology
(CAPT)
Chapter 3
Printer Properties
Chapter 4
Checking the Status of a Print Job
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
Appendix
Printer Specifications
Index
Glossary
•Considerable effort has been made to ensure that this manual is free of inaccuracies and omissions.
•However, as we are constantly improving our products, if you need an exact specification, please contact Canon.
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In this manual, Microsoft®, Microsoft® Windows®, and Microsoft® Windows NT® are
referred to as Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT respectively.
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Contents
Chapter 1: Before You Start
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Where to Find Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Chapter 2: Installing the Canon Advanced Printing Technology (CAPT)
What is CAPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Installing the CAPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Windows 95/98/Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
USB Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Parallel Port Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
USB Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Parallel Port Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Network Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Connecting to the imageCLASS D600 Series Already on
Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23
Printer Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26
Connecting the imageCLASS D600 Series as a Network
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27
“Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G” Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37
Printing with the CAPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-38
Chapter 3: Printer Properties
Windows 95/98/Me Printer Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Windows NT4.0/2000/XP Printer Properties and Default Document
Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Chapter 4: Checking the Status of a Print Job
Opening the Status Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Using Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Status Window . . . . . 3-3
Network Printer Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
The Status Window Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Closing the Status Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Chapter 5: Troubleshooting
Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
CAPT Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
CAPT Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Using the Trouble Shooter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Uninstalling the CAPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Appendix: Printer Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-1
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-1
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How to Use This Manual
■ Symbols Used in This Manual
Please read the list below of symbols, terms, and abbreviations used in this guide.
WARNING
• Indicates a warning concerning operations that may lead to death or injury to
persons if not performed correctly. In order to use the machine safely, always
pay attention to these warnings.
CAUTION
• Indicates a caution concerning operations that may lead to injury to persons or
damage to property if not performed correctly. In order to use the machine
safely, always pay attention to these cautions.
• Indicates an operational warning or restriction. Be certain to read these items to
operate the machine correctly, and to avoid damage to the machine.
IMPORTANT
NOTE
• Indicates a note for operation or an additional explanation. Reading these is highly
recommended.
( p. n-nn)
A number preceded by an arrow and enclosed in parenthesis refers to a
page number in this guide which contains more information on the
topic of the previous sentence.
Quick Start Guide Refer to the Quick Start Guide for details on the topic of the previous
sentence.
Reference Guide
Refer to the Reference Guide for details on the topic of the previous
sentence.
machine
The word “machine” refers to imageCLASS D600 series.
default
A setting that remains in effect unless you change it.
Your new machine has many advanced features, including the CAPT (Canon Advanced
Printing Technology). The CAPT gives you instant access to printer information. In this
documentation the CAPT is also referred to as the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G, as it
appears on your screen after it has been installed.
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■ Displays Used in This Manual
Screenshots of computer operation screens used in this manual may differ from the ones you
actually see, depending on the model or options that come with your machine.
The keys or buttons which you should press are marked with
, as shown below. When
multiple buttons or keys can be pressed, they will be highlighted and mentioned in the order in
which they should be pressed.
4 The Wizard displays a list of available printers. Click Have Disk….
Click this button
for operation
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■ Abbreviations Used in This Manual
In this manual, product names and model names are abbreviated as follows:
Microsoft® Windows® 95 operating system:
Windows 95
Microsoft® Windows® 98 operating system:
Windows 98
Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition operating system:
Windows Me
Microsoft® WindowsNT®4.0 operating system:
Windows NT
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 operating system:
Windows 2000
Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system:
Windows XP
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Chapter 1
Before You Start
This chapter provides an explanation of the system environments required for using the CAPT
(Canon Advanced Printing Technology). It also explains where to find help and information
regarding the installation and use of this software.
• Introduction
• System Requirements
• Where to Find Help
Before You Start
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Introduction
The CAPT (Canon Advanced Printing Technology) gives users of Microsoft Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT Version 4.0, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP (hereafter called Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP) operating system the
ability to make full use of the printer. The CAPT enables you to print from any Windows
application to your machine.
You can acquire information about Canon products and update your software on the Canon
home page (http://www.usa.canon.com).
System Requirements
Operating System Software
Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Me, Microsoft
Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows XP.
Computer
Any computer on which Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft
Windows Me, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft
Windows XP runs properly.
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Before You Start
The printer driver for Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP can be used in the following system
environments:
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Where to Find Help
Here’s where to get immediate help if you are having problems installing or using the
software.
README.TXT file
Any hints, enhancements, limitations, and restrictions you need to be aware of when installing
and using your printer driver are included in the README.TXT file provided with the
software. The README.TXT file is located in /English/ folder of the software CD-ROM.
Canon Authorized Dealers or Service Providers
If the Online Help file does not provide the information you need, contact your Canon
authorized dealer or Canon authorized service provider.
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Before You Start
Online Help
You can locate additional help for questions you may have regarding your printer in the
Online Help file provided with the software. In the printer’s Properties dialog box, you can
click Help to display additional information about every feature and option in the CAPT. You
can also click
(Help) in the upper right corner of most dialog boxes, and then click a
specific item in the dialog box for help with that item; or right-click a specific item and choose
Help to access the same help information for the item. See the Online Help for the detailed
information on specifying CAPT options.
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Chapter 2
Installing the Canon Advanced
Printing Technology (CAPT)
This chapter describes the CAPT (Canon Advanced Printing Technology). It includes the
following information:
• What is CAPT
• Installing the CAPT
• Printing with the CAPT
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What is CAPT
Canon Advanced Printing Technology (CAPT)
This is a software that extends the power of the Windows operating system to a printer to
speed up and simplify printing. The Canon Advanced Printing Technology provides more
printing control and bi-directional communication between the printer and a computer running
a Windows application.
Installing the CAPT
• If there are any printer drivers of previous versions installed on your computer, be
sure to delete those drivers from your computer before installing PC1200/iC D600/
IMPORTANT
iR1200G.
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If you are using the imageCLASS D600 series machine as a local printer (connected directly
to your computer) follow the steps below. If the D600 series is already on your network, and
you want to start using it, follow the steps in “Network Users” on page 2-23. If you want to
install the D600 series as a network printer, follow the steps in “Connecting the
imageCLASS D600 Series as a Network Printer” on page 2-27.
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Windows 95/98/Me
For installation instructions using the CD-ROM menu, please refer to the Quick Start Guide.
USB Users
■ Windows 98/Me Plug and Play
Following is the installation procedure of plug and play for “Using USB Port” under Windows 98.
Before you install the software, make sure you do the following:
• Connect the machine to your computer ( Quick Start Guide).
• Turn on the machine ( Quick Start Guide).
• Start up Windows 98.
NOTE
In order to use the printer via USB, the following requirements need to be satisfied.
• Your computer must be equipped with a USB port and it is necessary that its operation
is approved by the manufacturer.
.
1 Plug and Play is being carried out and the The Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box
appears. Click Next >.
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Using USB Port (USB Cable)
• “Unknown” may be displayed as the name of the device.
NOTE
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2 Select Search for the best driver for your device (Recommended) in the Add New
Hardware Wizard and click Next >.
3 Select Specify a location and click Browse… to select the driver in the language that you
want to install. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is drive D:, browse to
D:\English\Win9x, then click Next >.
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Click Next > on Windows driver files search for the device.
4 Enter the name you wish to use, then click Finish.
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5 When the installation is complete, the following dialog box appears. Click OK to close the
dialog box. Click Finish on the Add New Hardware Wizard.
Parallel Port Users
■ Add Printer Wizard
To install the CAPT on a local computer using Windows 95/98/Me, you can use the Windows
95/98/Me Add Printer Wizard.
Following is the installation procedures for “Using Parallel Port” under Windows 98.
1 From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers. The Printers folder appears.
2 Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard dialog box appears. Click
Next >.
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• If there already are LBP-460/465/660/800/810 or other printer drivers installed on
your computer, before installing PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G uninstall those drivers or
IMPORTANT
set them for file output, selecting FILE: in the port selection dialog.
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3 Select Local Printer and click Next >.
4 The Wizard displays a list of available printers. Click Have Disk….
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5 The Install From Disk dialog box appears. Use Browse… to select the directory or enter the
path name that contains the printer software, then click OK.
For example, if you are using the CD-ROM to install the software, and your CD-ROM drive
is drive D:, the path name would be D:\English\Win9x.
6 Select the printer, and click Next >.
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7 Select the printer’s port, and then click Next >.
8 Enter the name you wish to use, then click Finish.
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9 When the installation is complete, the following dialog box appears. To close the dialog box,
click OK. Click Finish on the Add New Hardware Wizard.
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Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP
USB Users
■ Windows 2000/XP Plug and Play
Following is the installation procedure of plug and play for “Using USB Port” under Windows
2000.
Before you install the software, make sure you do the following:
• Connect the machine to your computer ( Quick Start Guide).
• Turn on the machine ( Quick Start Guide).
• Start up Windows 2000.
In order to use the printer via USB, the following requirements need to be satisfied.
• Your computer must be equipped with a USB port and it is necessary that its
operation is approved by the manufacturer.
• Windows NT 4.0 is not available for USB.
.
1 Plug and Play is being carried out and the USB class driver, “USB Printing Support” is
automatically detected and installed.
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Using USB Port (USB Cable)
NOTE
2 Log on as member of Administrators. The full control access right for the printer is necessary
for the installation of the CAPT.
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3 The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears. Click Next >.
Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) in the Found New
Hardware Wizard and click Next >.
• “Unknown” may be displayed as the name of the device.
NOTE
4 Select Specify a location and click Next >.
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5 The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears. Click Browse… to select the
driver in the language that you want to install. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is drive
D:, browse to D:\English\Win2000, then click OK.
Click Next > on Driver Files Search Results.
NOTE
6 When the installation is complete, the following dialog box appears. Click OK to close the
dialog box. Click Finish on the Found New Hardware Wizard.
Parallel Port Users
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• Click Yes if the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box appears.
• If there already are LBP-460/465/660/800/810 or other printer drivers installed on
your computer, before installing PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G uninstall those drivers or
IMPORTANT
set them for file output, selecting FILE: in the port selection dialog.
■ Windows 2000/XP Plug and Play
Following is the installation procedure of plug and play for “Using Parallel Port” under
Windows 2000.
Before you install the software, make sure you do the following:
• Connect the machine to your computer ( Quick Start Guide).
• Turn on the machine ( Quick Start Guide).
• Start up Windows 2000.
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.
1 Plug and Play is being carried out and the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box
appears. Click Next >
2 Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) in the Found New
Hardware Wizard and click Next >.
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• “Unknown” may be displayed as the name of the device.
NOTE
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3 Select Specify a location and click Next >.
Click Next > on Driver Files Search Results.
• Click Yes if the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box appears.
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4 The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears. Click Browse… to select the
driver in the language that you want to install. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is drive
D:, browse to D:\English\Win2000, then click OK.
NOTE
5 When the installation is complete, the following dialog box appears. Click OK to close the
dialog box. Click Finish on the Found New Hardware Wizard.
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■ Windows NT 4.0 Add Printer Wizard
To install the CAPT on a local computer using Windows NT 4.0, you can use the Windows
NT Add Printer Wizard.
1 Log on as member of Administrators. The full control access right for the printer is necessary
for the installation of the CAPT.
2 From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers. The Printers folder appears.
3 Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard dialog box appears.
4 Select My Computer, then click Next >.
5 Select the printer port or ports you want to use, then click Next >.
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6 Click Have Disk… in the Manufacturers/Printers dialog box.
For example, if you are using the CD-ROM to install the CAPT, and your CD-ROM drive is
drive D:, the path name would be D:\english\WinNT40.
8 Select your printer model from the list of printers displayed, then click Next >.
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7 The Install From Disk dialog box appears. Use Browse… to select the directory or enter the
path name that contains the CAPT, then click OK.
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9 Click Next > to accept the default printer name, or enter the name you wish to use, then click
Next >.
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10 Select whether this printer is shared or not shared with other computers. If it is shared, select
all the operating systems that will use this printer. Click Next >.
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11 Click Yes if you want to print a test page, or No if you do not want to print a test page, then
click Finish.
12 When the installation is complete, the following dialog box appears. Click OK to close the
dialog.
13 If you opted to print a test page, the test page prints after the installation completes, and the
following dialog appears. If the test page printed correctly, click Yes.
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Windows creates the Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G icon on the Desktop, and the
Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G icon is added to the Printers folder.
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■ Windows 2000/XP Add Printer Wizard
To install the CAPT on a local computer using Windows 2000/XP, you can use the Add
Printer Wizard.
Following is the installation procedure for “Using Parallel Port” under Windows 2000.
1 Log on as member of Administrators. The full control access right for the printer is necessary
for the installation of the CAPT.
2 From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers (in Windows XP, select Printers and
Faxes from Start menu). The Printers (in Windows XP, Printers and Faxes) folder appears.
3 Double-click the Add Printer icon (in Windows XP, click Add a printer in Printer Tasks).
The Add Printer Wizard dialog box appears. Click Next >.
4 Select Local printer, then click Next >.
IMPORTANT
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• To check on “Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer” is not
recommended.
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5 Select the printer port or ports you want to use, then click Next >.
Click Have Disk… in the Manufacturers/Printers dialog box.
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7 The Install From Disk dialog box appears. Use Browse… to select the directory or enter the
path name that contains the CAPT, then click OK.
For example, if you are using the CD-ROM to install the CAPT, and your CD-ROM drive is
drive D:, the path name would be D:\English\Win2000.
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8 Select your printer model from the list of printers displayed, then click Next >.
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9 Click Next > to accept the default printer name, or enter the name you wish to use, then click
Next >.
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10 Select whether this printer is shared or not shared with other computers. Click Next >.
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11 Click Yes if you want to print a test page, or No if you do not want to print a test page, then
click Next >.
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12 Click Finish.
• Click Yes if the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box appears.
NOTE
Windows creates the Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G icon on the Desktop, and the
Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G icon is added to the Printers folder.
13 When the installation is complete, the following dialog box appears. Click OK to close the
dialog.
14 If you opted to print a test page, the test page prints after the installation completes, and the
following dialog appears. If the test page printed correctly, click OK.
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Network Users
Connecting to the imageCLASS D600 Series Already on
Your Network
If the imageCLASS D600 series is already on your network you can install it in two different
ways. The easiest way is using automatic network download. If network download is not
available, you can use the Add Printer Wizard.
■ Network Download
Windows 95/98/Me and Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP clients can download the drivers for the
D600 series automatically.
2 Double-click the printer icon, or drag the printer icon to your Printers (in Windows XP,
Printers and Faxes) folder.
3 Follow the instructions on screen.
NOTE
• Service Pack 4 or later must be installed on Windows NT servers in order for
Windows 95/98/Me clients to use network download.
• Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP clients cannot download the driver from Windows 95/98/
Me servers.
■ Windows 95/98/Me Add Printer Wizard
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1 Open Explorer and browse the network until you can see the
Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G printer icon.
To install the CAPT for a network printer you can use the Windows 95/98/Me Add Printer
Wizard.
1 From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers. The Printers folder appears.
2 Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard dialog box appears.
3 Select Network printer, then click Next >.
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4 Enter the network path or print queue that you want to connect to, or use Browse… to open
the Browse for Printer dialog to select the printer.
NOTE
• Depending on your network environment, the installation of the driver may be
carried out automatically. In this case you needn’t perform steps 5 to 8 below.
5 The Wizard displays a list of available printers. Click Have Disk….
6 The Install From Disk dialog box appears. Use Browse… to select the directory or enter the
path name that contains the printer software, then click OK.
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7 If the server is a Windows 95/98/Me computer, you can enter a name for the printer, or
accept the default name and click Next >.
NOTE
• If the connection fails you’ll be able to install the printer but you will not be able to
use the printer until it comes back online.
8 Follow the instructions on screen to complete installation.
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■ Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP Add Printer Wizard
To install the CAPT for a network printer you can use the Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP Add
Printer Wizard.
1 Log on as member of Administrators. The full control access right for the printer is necessary
for the installation of the CAPT.
2 From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers (in Windows XP, select Printers and
Faxes from Start menu). The Printers (in Windows XP, Printers and Faxes) folder
appears.
3 Double-click the Add Printer icon (in Windows XP, click Add a printer in Printer Tasks).
The Add Printer Wizard dialog box appears.
5 Select the printer you want to connect to, then click OK. If the printer name is invalid, it
means the client could not connect to the network printer specified. If a suitable driver is not
found, it probably means the server is a Windows 95/98/Me computer.
6 Follow the instructions on screen to complete installation.
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4 Select Network printer server (in Windows XP, select A network printer, or a printer
attached to another computer), then click Next >. The Connect to Printer (Specify a
Printer in Windows XP) dialog appears.
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Printer Sharing
By using your D600 series machine on a network, users can share the device for printing.
Printer sharing with the D600 series requires that both the print server and the client devices
are using Windows 95 or later, or Windows NT 4.0 or later. The print server and client do not
need to use the same operating system, and it is possible to print from a Windows 95/98/Me
client to a Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP print server, or vice versa.
You can start printing simply by starting the server, even if the server was not running when
the client was started.
If the server is running on Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP, you can print, even if no one is logged
into the server. Please note that there is no status display on the server when no one is logged
in. The status display is shown on the client.
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Connecting the imageCLASS D600 Series as a Network
Printer
If you plan to share the D600 series on a network, install the print server locally, then make the
following settings. See your print server system documentation for more information.
■ Windows 95/98/Me Server Settings
Network Settings
1 Double-click the Network icon in the Control Panel.
2 Select the Configuration tab, then click Add.
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3 Select Service, then click Add.
4 Select Microsoft in the Manufacturers list box.
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5 Select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks in the Network Services box, then
click OK.
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6 Click File and Print Sharing.
NOTE
• Be sure there is a check by “I want to be able to allow others to print to my
printer(s).”
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7 Select the Access Control tab and check either “Share-level Access Control” or “Userlevel Access control.”
8 Click OK and then restart Windows.
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Printer Settings
Share-level Access Control
1 Open the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Properties window, then check “Shared As” in
the Sharing tab.
2 Enter the Share Name, Comment, and Password as needed.
3 Click OK.
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User-level Access Control
1 Open the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Properties window, then check “Shared As” in
the Sharing tab.
2 Enter the Share Name and Comment, as needed.
3 Click Add, and select the users allowed to access the printer.
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4 Click OK when you have finished adding users.
5 Click OK again.
• Do not enter space or special character in the Share Name.
NOTE
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■ Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP Server Settings
Add Server Service (Windows NT 4.0)
1 Double-click the Network icon from the Control Panel.
2 Select the Services tab, and if the Server is not shown, click Add.
3 Select the Server, and click OK.
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4 Restart Windows.
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Add Server Service (Windows 2000)
1 From the Start menu, select Settings, then Network and Dial-up Connections.
The Network and Dial-up Connections folder appears.
2 Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, then select Properties from the menu.
The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.
3 Select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, then click OK.
Add Server Service (Windows XP)*
1 From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
The Control Panel folder appears.
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2 Click Network and Internet Connections.
Network and Internet Connections folder appears.
3 Click Network Connections.
Network Connections folder appears.
4 Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, then select Properties from the menu.
The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.
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5 Select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, then click OK.
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* The procedure for Windows XP is given for Category View Mode.
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Printer Sharing Settings
1 Open the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Properties window, then check “Shared” in the
Sharing tab.
2 Enter the Share Name as needed.
3 Click OK. The printer icon changes to indicate sharing.
• Sharing settings may also be made during installation.
NOTE
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■ Status Display
The status of a shared printer displays on both the print server and client computer, and job
operations can execute from either.
Status display requires status exchanges between the print server and client using TCP/IP or
NetBEUI protocols. Status display is not supported if IPX/SPX is the only protocol used.
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“Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G” Group
After installation is complete, the CAPT program group is created.
You can select the following from the PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G group:
• Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G Uninstallation
Starts the uninstall program for the CAPT. If the CAPT is not working properly, it might
help to uninstall and then install it again. ( Chapter 4, Troubleshooting.)
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• Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G Help
Selects the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Help file for the CAPT.
• Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G Status Window
Displays the PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Status Window.
• Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G Trouble Shooter
Starts the Trouble Shooter program for the CAPT. It helps you solve printing problems in
Windows 95/98/Me or NT 4.0/2000/XP. ( Chapter 4, Troubleshooting.)
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Printing with the CAPT
The CAPT offers bi-directional communication between the computer and machine. To take
advantage of the bi-directional communication, one end of a bi-directional parallel cable
connects to the printer and the other end connects directly to your computer.
• You must use a bi-directional cable for proper operation.
NOTE
Every time you print, the CAPT displays the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Status
Window. This window shows you the paper moving through the machine, how long it will
take to print the document, and how much of the document has printed. From the Status
Window you can pause, resume, or delete the current print job.
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If a printing problem occurs, the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Status Window
automatically opens and identifies the problem.
Before using the CAPT, make sure you select it as your current Windows printer driver.
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Chapter 3
Printer Properties
This chapter describes the dialogs and settings on the Printer Properties screens. It includes the
following information:
• Windows 95/98/Me Printer Properties
• Windows NT4.0/2000/XP Printer Properties and Default Document Properties
Printer Properties
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Windows 95/98/Me Printer Properties
With the CAPT, you initiate printing as you normally would from a Windows application. From
the Print dialog box, usually accessed from an application’s File menu, you can select Properties
to proceed to the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Properties dialog box and its printing
options.
• You can open the Properties dialog box from the Printers folder. The number of
tabs displayed in the Properties dialog box depends on how you have your system set
up. Screens examples use Windows 98.
• The way you get to the dialog boxes determines how long the printing options remain
in effect:
If you start from an application's Print... command, your choices apply only to
that print job. They will not be stored when you close the application.
If you start from the Printers folder, the settings apply to all Windows
applications and remain in effect until you change those settings.
• For more information about the following features, see the online Help. To display
the online help, select the item you want more information about and press F1, or
click ? in the title bar and then select the item of interest.
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NOTE
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■ General Tab
Lets you print a test page or define separator pages. Refer to your Windows operating system
documentation for more information.
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■ Details Tab
Specifies the printer port and time-out settings. Refer to your Windows operating system
documentation for more information.
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Spool Settings…
The installer sets the following defaults.
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■ Sharing Tab
Specifies the printer-sharing settings. This tab is available only when file and printer sharing is
turned on. Refer to your Windows operating system documentation for more information.
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■ Page Setup Tab
Specifies paper size, scaling, number of copies, orientation, and pages per sheet.
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Default settings depend on the country/region of purchase.
Page Size lets you select the paper size you are working with in your application. (A3, B4, A4,
B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Executive, Statement, DL, COM10, ISO-C5, Monarch, and 3 custom
paper sizes. The names of the custom paper sizes are set with the Custom Paper Size...
option.)
Output Size lets you select the paper size to print on. If your output size is set to anything
other than Match Page Size, the image will be automatically reduced or enlarged to fit on the
page.
Copies lets you specify the number of copies to be printed (1 to 999).
Orientation lets you select the direction of printing relative to the paper (Portrait, Landscape).
Page Layout lets you select the number of pages per sheet (1, 2, 4, 8, 9). If you select more
than 1, the image may be reduced to fit on the selected output size. When 2, 4, 8, or 9 pages
per sheet is selected Manual Scaling disappears and Page Order appears in its place.
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Manual Scaling lets you shrink or enlarge images. This option only appears when 1 Page per
Sheet is selected as the Page Layout. Check on the check box to set a reduction or
enlargement percentage (10 to 200).
View Settings
To get a quick view of your current settings, click View Settings, which is located on the Page
Setup, Finishing, Paper Source and Quality tabs. Click on the tabs in the View Settings
dialog box to view the settings for each tab.
Custom Paper Size Settings
Custom Paper Size... on the Page Setup tab window allows you to define custom paper sizes
for quick selection. You can specify the name, width, and height of each size. You can have up
to 3 custom sizes.
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Default settings depend on the country/region of purchase.
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Selecting a Custom Paper Size Setting
1 Select one of the predefined sizes from the Custom Paper List.
2 If you wish, enter a unique name in the Name area.
3 Select the Unit of measurement (Millimeter or Inch)
4 Define the Paper Size using the Width (76.2 to 215.9 mm/3.00 to 8.50 inches) and Height
(127.0 to 355.6 mm/5.00 to 14.00 inches) settings.
5 Click OK to accept your changes.
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If you wish to restore the default settings to all of the custom sizes, click Restore Defaults.
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Overlay
Overlay Printing allows to overlay the document created in any Windows application onto a
preselected form file.
For example, if there is a form file containing a company name, logo, or address, it will be
printed in the same position on each page of the document altogether with the print data
created in an application.
You can easily create perfectly formatted documents with the same appearance from any
Windows application.
Overlay Form File Formats
For overlay forms you can use files in the following formats.
• Windows Metafile
• Windows BMP
• Windows Metafile
Windows metafile format is used in most commercially available draw applications. Create
the form data and save it in the metafile format.
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Printer Properties
Creating an Overlay Form File
Before using Overlay Printing, you need to create an overlay form file in an application. To
create a form file you can use both applications from Windows 95/98/Me package and
commercially available software.
• Windows BMP
You can easily create a form file in this format using software included in the Windows
95/98/Me package, such as Paint. Windows 95/98/Me desktop wallpapers are also created in
this format. There is also a number of commercialy available software, e.g. Corel PhotoPaint,
that use this format. Create the form data using such software and save it as a BMP file.
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Setting Overlay
To make settings for overlay printing click Overlay... on the Page Setup tab. The Overlay
dialog box appears. Use Browse… to select the file that contains the overlay data.
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Default settings depend on the country/region of purchase.
File Name sets the file name to use as the overlay form.
File Name dropdown list stores up to 9 file names beside the default (none) setting.
You can use Browse... button to select the file that contains the overlay data.
Overlay Placement
• Background—Check this radio button on to place the overlay data in back of (beneath)
the application data.
• Foreground—Check this radio button on to place the overlay data in front of (over) the
application data.
Position Left/Top lets you specify the position of the overlay based on its distance from the
paper's left and top edges. Select units of measurement using Millimeter or Inch radio button.
Valid values interval for this setting is 0~420mm.
Size Width/Height lets you set the size of the overlay. Select units of measurement using
Millimeter or Inch radio button. Valid values interval for this setting is 0~420mm.
Unit lets you set units of measurement using Millimeter or Inch radio button.
Restore Defaults resets Left, Top, Width and Height to their default values.
Confirm the settings and click OK. Page Setup dialog box appears again.
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Overlay Placement
Print results may differ depending on the placement of the overlay and application print data
(Background/Foreground). When the overlay and application print data overlap, print result
may differ depending on the overlay file format and the application being used. Settings for
overlay printing of your machine allow you to place overlay form in the foreground (in front)
or in the background (in back) of the application print data.
Overlay
Application
Original data
ABC
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[Overlay Placement: Background]
The result will appear as one of the shown below.
ABC
ABC
ABC
[Overlay Placement: Foreground]
Using Windows Metafile
Using Windows BMP
The result will appear as one of the shown below.
ABC
ABC
ABC
The result will always be as shown below.
ABC
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■ Finishing Tab
Specifies how final output is collated and printing pages in reverse output order. Check the
check boxes to collate the document or print it in reverse output order.
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■ Paper Source
Specifies the paper source and paper type settings.
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Paper Source lets you specify paper feed method. Select from Cassette or Multi-purpose
Tray.
Paper Type lets you select from following types of paper:
• Plain Paper (including coloured paper, recycled paper: 64-80g/m2)
• Transparencies*
• Tracing Paper* (tracing paper, thin paper: 52-63g/m2)
• Special Paper 1* (thick paper)
• Special Paper 2* (postcards, envelopes: 81-128g/m2)
* When Paper Source is set to Cassette, please do not select paper types other than Plain Paper.
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■ Quality Tab
Specifies the resolution, halftoning method, brightness, and contrast settings.
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Resolution lets you specify the printer’s resolution in dots per inch (600,300).
Halftones is the process of converting a greyscale image to black dots and white (unprinted)
dots that simulate the grey shades in the original image. Different halftone patterns give
different grey shade results.
Brightness is the relative proportion of light and dark areas. Decreasing brightness darkens
the overall image; increasing brightness lightens it. Brightness is expressed as a relative range
from -80% to +80%.
Contrast is the degree of difference between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.
Decreasing contrast lightens the dark areas and darkens the light areas; increasing it darkens
the dark areas and lightens the light areas. Contrast is expressed as a relative range from -80%
to +80%.
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Detailed Settings
Details... accesses the settings for toner saver, and Image Refinement.
Toner Save thins the black areas of print data, so toner consumption is reduced.
Image Refinement is a printer technology from Canon, with which the printer automatically
senses and refines the jagged edges and ragged curves of characters and graphics.
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Windows NT4.0/2000/XP Printer Properties and
Default Document Properties
The CAPT for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP has two main dialog boxes: the Printer Properties
dialog box and the Default Document Properties* dialog box.
Printer Properties
To view the printer properties, select Properties from the File menu in the Printers (in
Windows XP, Printers and Faxes) folder, or click the right mouse button on the Canon
PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G icon in the Printers (in Windows XP, Printers and Faxes) folder
and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
Default Document Properties*
In the Default Document Properties* dialog box, you can specify the default settings for the
printing options available when you print on the imageCLASS D600 series. To view the
default document properties, select Document Defaults...** from the File menu in the
Printers (in Windows XP, Printers and Faxes) folder, or click the right mouse button on the
Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G icon in the Printers (in Windows XP, Printers and
Faxes) folder, and select Document Defaults...** from the pop-up menu.
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You can also open an equivalent dialog box and specify the setting by selecting Print or Page
Setup from the File menu of an application.
NOTE
• The number of tabs displayed in the Properties dialog box depends on how you have
your system set up. Screens example use Windows NT 4.0.
• For more information about the following features, see the online Help. To display
the online help, select the item you want more information about and press F1, or
click ? in the title bar and then select the item of interest.
* Printing Preference in Windows 2000/XP
** Printing Preference... in Windows 2000/XP
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■ General Tab
Specifies to print a test page and separator pages. Refer to your Windows operating system
documentation for more information.
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■ Ports Tab
Lets you specify the port to which the printer is attached. Refer to your Windows operating
system documentation for more information.
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■ Scheduling Tab
Lets you define print spooling settings. Refer to your Windows operating system
documentation for more information.
“Spool print documents so program finishes printing faster” and “Start printing
immediately” are set automatically when you install the printer driver.
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■ Sharing Tab
Specifies the printer-sharing settings. Refer to your Windows operating system documentation
for more information.
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■ Security Tab
Lets you specify security settings. Refer to your operating system documentation for more
information.
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■ Paper Selection Tab
This printer driver supports three custom paper sizes. Using the custom forms defined on the
Forms tab in the print server’s Properties dialog box, you can add information about the
custom paper sizes. Form definitions must conform to the printer’s specifications.
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Selected Paper shows the three sizes names.
Change Paper… opens the Change Paper dialog. This dialog contains a listing of the
available papers, and their definitions (Available Paper has Height: 127.0–355.6 mm and
Width: 76.2–215.9 mm) that were defined in the Forms tab in the Print Server Properties
dialog box (the Print Server Properties dialog box can be accessed by selecting Server
Properties from the File menu of the Printers (in Windows XP, Printers and Faxes) folder).
Only sizes that conform to the printer’s specifications are listed as available. When you choose
a size in the list and then click OK, the size information is copied to the selected paper in the
Selected Paper list on the Paper Selection tab.
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■ Page Setup Tab
Specifies paper size, scaling, number of copies, orientation, and pages per sheet.
Default settings depend on the country/region of purchase.
Page Size lets you select the paper size you are working with in your application. (A3,
B4(JIS), A4, B5(JIS), A5, Letter, Legal, Executive, Statement, Envelope DL, Envelope #10,
Envelope C5, Envelope Monarch, and 3 custom paper sizes.)
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Output Size lets you select the paper size to print on. If your output size is set to anything
other than Match Page Size, the image will be automatically reduced or enlarged to fit on the
page.
Copies lets you specify the number of copies to be printed (1 to 999).
Orientation lets you select the direction of printing relative to the printer’s paper (Portrait,
Landscape).
Page Layout lets you select the number of pages per sheet (1, 2, 4, 8, 9). If you select more
than 1, the image may be reduced to fit on the selected output size. When 2, 4, 8, or 9 pages
per sheet is selected Manual Scaling disappears and Page Order appears in its place.
Manual Scaling lets you shrink or enlarge images. This option only appears when 1 Page per
Sheet is selected as the Page Layout. Check the check box to set a reduction or enlargement
percentage (10 to 200).
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View Settings
To get a quick view of your current settings, click View Settings, which is located on the Page
Setup, Finishing, Paper Source and Quality tabs. Click on the tabs in the View Settings
dialog box to view the settings for each tab.
For example, if there is a form file containing a company name, logo, or address, it will be
printed in the same position on each page of the document altogether with the print data
created in an application.
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Printer Properties
Overlay
Overlay Printing allows to overlay the document created in any Windows application onto a
preselected form file.
You can easily create perfectly formatted documents with the same appearance from any
Windows application.
Overlay Form File Formats
For overlay forms you can use files in the following formats.
• Windows Metafile
• Windows BMP
Creating an Overlay Form File
Before using Overlay Printing, you need to create an overlay form file in an application. To
create a form file you can use both applications from Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP package and
commercially available software.
• Windows Metafile
Windows metafile format is used in most commercially available draw applications. Create
the form data and save it in the metafile format.
• Windows BMP
You can easily create a form file in this format using software included in the Windows
NT 4.0/2000/XP package, such as Paint. Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP desktop wallpapers are
also created in this format. There is also a number of commercialy available software, e.g.
Corel PhotoPaint, that use this format. Create the form data using such software and save it as
a BMP file.
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Setting Overlay
To make settings for overlay printing click Overlay... on the Page Setup tab. The Overlay
dialog box appears. Use Browse… to select the file that contains the overlay data.
Default settings depend on the country/region of purchase.
File Name sets the file name to use as the overlay form.
File Name dropdown list stores up to 9 file names beside the default (none) setting.
You can use Browse... button to select the file that contains the overlay data.
Printer Properties
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Overlay Placement
• Background—Check this radio button on to place the overlay data in back of (beneath)
the application data.
• Foreground—Check this radio button on to place the overlay data in front of (over) the
application data.
Position Left/Top lets you specify the position of the overlay based on its distance from the
paper's left and top edges. Select units of measurement using Millimeter or Inch radio button.
Valid values interval for this setting is 0~420mm.
Size Width/Height lets you set the size of the overlay. Select units of measurement using
Millimeter or Inch radio button. Valid values interval for this setting is 0~420mm.
Unit lets you set units of measurement using Millimeter or Inch radio button.
Restore Defaults resets Left, Top, Width and Height to their default values.
Confirm the settings and click OK. Page Setup dialog box appears again.
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Overlay Placement
Print results may differ depending on the placement of the overlay and application print data
(Background/Foreground). When the overlay and application print data overlap, print result
may differ depending on the overlay file format and the application being used. Settings for
overlay printing of your machine allow you to place overlay form in the foreground (in front)
or in the background (in back) of the application print data.
Overlay
Application
Original data
ABC
Printer Properties
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[Overlay Placement: Background]
The result will appear as one of the shown below.
ABC
ABC
ABC
[Overlay Placement: Foreground]
Using Windows Metafile
Using Windows BMP
The result will appear as one of the shown below.
ABC
ABC
ABC
The result will always be as shown below.
ABC
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■ Finishing Tab
Specifies how final output is collated and sets printing pages in reverse output order. Check
the check boxes to collate the document or print it in reverse output order.
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Preferences
Preferences... on the Finishing tab window opens the Preferences dialog box. The check box
lets you turn EMF Spooling on. If this is not checked, EMF Spooling will be off. This setting
is unchecked by default.
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■ Paper Source Tab
Specifies the paper source and paper type settings.
Paper Source lets you specify paper feed method. Select from Cassette or Multi-purpose
Tray.
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Paper Type lets you select from following types of paper:
• Plain Paper (including coloured paper, recycled paper: 64-80g/m2)
• Transparencies*
• Tracing Paper* (tracing paper, thin paper: 52-63g/m2)
• Special Paper 1* (thick paper)
• Special Paper 2* (postcards, envelopes: 81-128g/m2)
* When Paper Source is set to Cassette, please do not select paper types other than Plain Paper.
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■ Quality Tab
Specifies the resolution, halftoning method, brightness, and contrast settings.
Resolution lets you specify the printer’s resolution in dots per inch (600,300).
Printer Properties
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Halftones is the process of converting a greyscale image to black dots and white (unprinted)
dots that simulate the grey shades in the original image. Different halftone patterns give
different grey shade results.
Brightness is the relative proportion of light and dark areas. Decreasing brightness darkens
the overall image; increasing brightness lightens it. Brightness is expressed as a relative range
from -80% to +80%.
Contrast is the degree of difference between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.
Decreasing contrast lightens the dark areas and darkens the light areas; increasing it darkens
the dark areas and lightens the light areas. Contrast is expressed as a relative range from -80%
to +80%.
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Detailed Settings
Details... accesses the settings for toner saver and Image Refinement.
Toner Save thins the black areas of print data, so toner consumption is reduced.
Image Refinement is a printer technology from Canon, with which the printer automatically
senses and refines the jagged edges and ragged curves of characters and graphics.
Printer Properties
3
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Chapter 4
Checking the Status of a
Print Job
This chapter describes how to check the status of print jobs.
You can track and control your print jobs using either of the following methods:
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Checking the Status of a Print Job
• The Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Status Window
Tells you exactly what is happening with the current print job.
• The Windows Printers (in Windows XP, Printers and Faxes) folder
Helps you control and manage all print jobs in a queue for all printers installed in
Windows.
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Opening the Status Window
The Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Status Window opens automatically in the following
situations:
• When you print a document, provided “While Printing” is selected for “Display Printer
Status Window” the Option Settings dialog box of the Status Window.
• When an error occurs or user action is required.
• When Windows starts, if the Status Window was open the last time Windows was closed.
You can also open the Status Window by clicking on the Status Window icon in the Windows
taskbar and selecting the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G.
If multiple imageCLASS D600 series machines are connected, select a printer from the list.
The Status Window opens and displays information for the selected printer.
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Checking the Status of a Print Job
Status Window icon
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Using
Using Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G Status
Window
The Status Window is a program used to display the status of jobs and perform printer operations.
Menu bar
Printer icon
Printer status
message area
Animation area
Message area
Tool bar
Tab window
Job information
area
Status bar
Window area
Description
Menu bar
Contains menu options to control the Status Window and the
printer.
Printer icon
Displays the current printing status and error conditions.
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Progress bar
Printer status message area Displays the current status of the printer.
Error message area
Gives a description of situations requiring action.
Animation area
Shows an animated graphic indicating the current printer status.
The graphic background changes from blue (normal) to orange
when user action is required, or to red when a warning is issued.
Progress bar
Indicates the progress of the current job.
Tool bar
Use to pause, delete, or resume printing.
Job information area
Displays information related to print jobs. The type of
information displayed changes with the selected tab.
Status bar
Displays the name of the printer port and describes menu
options as you move your mouse over them.
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■ Using the Menu Bar
Job Menu
You can select the Job menu from the menu bar of the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G
Status Window:
The Job menu includes the following options:
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• Pause temporarily halts printing of the current document. After the current page completes
printing, the printer pauses until you select Resume Job.
• Resume resumes printing with the next page of the document you paused.
• Cancel cancels printing of the document currently being printed.
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Settings Menu
You can select the Settings menu from the menu bar of the Canon PC1200/iC D600/
iR1200G Status Window:
The Settings menu includes the following selections:
• Options... opens the Option Settings dialog box that lets you change the settings for the
Status Window.
• Port... opens the Port Setting dialog box when the printer is connected to a local parallel
port. This setting is unavailable if the printer is not connected to a local parallel port, or
while printing is in progress.
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Option Settings
This dialog box lets you define when and how you want the Canon PC1200/iC D600/
iR1200G Status Window to display.
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• Display Printer Status Window lets you select when the Status Window displays.
• While printing—The Status Window opens automatically each time you print.
• Only when Errors Occur—The Status Window opens only when an error occurs.
To manually open the Status Window, click the Status Window icon in the Windows
taskbar, and then click the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G.
You can change display options even as a document prints, but the changed settings do
not take effect until the next print job.
• Monitor Device Status lets you select when the Status Window is active.
• Always—Status Window is continually monitoring the printer.
• Only while Printing—Status Window is monitoring the printer only when printing a
job.
• Always Display Printer Status Window on Top places the Status Window on top of all
windows on the desktop.
Port Setting
This dialog box lets you define how your computer communicates with your printer using the
parallel port. The type of port you have depends on your computer.
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Checking the Status of a Print Job
• Only while Displaying Printer Status Window—Status Window is monitoring the
printer only when Printer Status Window is displayed.
• Standard uses the parallel port as a standard parallel port.
• ECP uses the parallel port as an ECP parallel port.
Before you make any changes, check the manual that came with your computer to determine
what type of port you have.
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■ Using the Help Menu
You can select the Help menu from the menu bar of the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G
Status Window:
• Help Topics displays the search window for help topics.
• About... displays Status Window version information.
Checking the Status of a Print Job
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4-7
■ Using the Toolbar
The toolbar has three buttons that you can use to pause, resume, or delete the current print job.
Pause: Temporarily halts printing the current document. The current page finishes
printing.
Resume: Continues printing after a pause. Printing restarts with the next page of the
document you paused.
• When the Print Job List tab is selected, none of the buttons are displayed.
NOTE
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Checking the Status of a Print Job
Cancel: Cancels the current print job. If you are printing several documents, the
CAPT continues to the next print job in the queue and displays the status of that
print job. To cancel all print jobs in the queue simultaneously, choose Settings from
the Start menu, then select the Printers folder (in Windows XP, select Printers
and Faxes from Start menu); Double-click the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G
icon to display the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G dialog box. Select all of the
jobs and delete them.
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■ Using the Tab Window
Print Job Details
This tab shows information related to the job that is currently printing. The following types of
information are displayed:
• Document Name
• User Name
• Host Name
• Approximate Time Remaining
• Approximate Finish Time
Some of this information may not be displayed, depending on the printer status.
Checking the Status of a Print Job
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Print Job Log
This tab shows information related to jobs that are completed. The following types of
information are displayed:
• Document Name
• Result
• Owner
• Pages
• Complete Time
The job history displayed in the job information area can list a history of up to 100 jobs,
beginning from the time the Status Window was started. The job logs list clears whenever you
terminate the Status Window.
Checking the Status of a Print Job
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Print Job List
This tab shows information related to the jobs that have not yet started.
•
•
•
•
Document Name
Status
Owner
Started At
Checking the Status of a Print Job
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Network Printer Status
Viewing the print status
The status of a network printer can be viewed on the print server as well as the client.
For job status to be displayed in the client’s Status Window, the print server’s Status Window
must be running.
If the status option “While Printing” has been selected for “Display Printer Status
Window” in the Option Settings dialog box of the Status Window on the client, the client’s
Status Window opens automatically once printing from the server starts.
If an error occurs on the server, the client’s Status Window for that job opens automatically.
Performing print job operations
Print job operations (pause, resume, cancel) may be performed from either the print server or
the client for the job. After a client performs a print operation, no other operations are allowed
until the server confirms that the operation has been accepted.
Print job operations cannot be selected on any other screen except the print server or client for
the job.
If the print server’s Status Window is not running, you cannot perform job operations on the
client. The client’s Status Window displays the message “Check Print Server.”
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Checking the Status of a Print Job
If the client’s Status Window opens automatically, it closes automatically when printing
completes or the error is cancelled, unless the user interacted with the window or its menus.
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The Status Window Icon
If you minimise the Status Window, you can still see the printer status displayed as an icon on
the taskbar. To open the Status Window, simply click on the taskbar button. Icons also appear
in the Status Window. The table below shows the Status Window icon and the taskbar icon.
Printer Ready
Indicates that the printer is ready to print.
Printing Paused
Indicates that printing has paused.
Attention Required
When the Status Window displays an alert, the window automatically opens to
its full size. You can minimise the window again, but you will not be able to
resume printing until you take the action specified in the full-size window.
Warning
Checking the Status of a Print Job
4
An error has occurred and the printer may require service. You may have to
contact an authorised service representative.
Abnormal Condition
Something is wrong with the printer or one of its connections. You will not be
able to print until the problem is fixed.
Closing the Status Window
Click the close button to close the window just as you would close any other window.
If the Status Window opens automatically due to printing, or due to an error, the window
automatically closes when printing completes or the error status clears.
Messages
The CAPT gives you information about your print job and the printer itself.
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Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
This chapter includes information to help you solve printer problems. A problem might have
one or a combination of causes, including a computer malfunction, software errors, the printer
cable, or the printer. Many printing problems are related to how your software interacts with
the printer.
If you can print a self test, but the printer does not print other jobs, or your printed output is not
what you expected, the problem is with your computer, software, or cables.
If your printer is not operating properly, try the suggestions in this chapter in the order listed.
Finding Information
See page
Printer Problems
5-2
CAPT Problems
5-4
CAPT Messages
5-6
Using the Trouble Shooter
5-8
Uninstalling the CAPT
5
Troubleshooting
Problem
5-10
If you have a problem with your printer and you cannot resolve it by referring to the
information in this chapter, please refer to the Reference Guide.
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Printer Problems
Cause
Solution
Printer does not
print
Paper might not be loaded.
Make sure paper is loaded.
A copy job might not have
been completed due to the
Out of Paper status.
The print job will start automatically
when the copy job is completed. Please,
load paper.
Print jobs might be stalled.
Check the Canon PC1200/iC D600/
iR1200G Status Window for stalled jobs.
The cartridge might not be
installed correctly.
Check that the cartridge is installed
correctly. Quick Start Guide
Your BIOS port setting
might need to be modified.
See your computer’s documentation
concerning available ports.
The parallel cable might not
be compatible.
Make sure you are using an 8-bit,
Centronics-compatible, parallel interface
cable with bi-directional capability.
Your computer might not be
working properly.
Check your computer, make sure it is
turned on and working properly.
Power cord might not be
plugged in.
Make sure the power cord is securely
plugged into both the machine and the
AC outlet.
AC outlet might not be
supplying power.
Make sure the AC outlet is supplying
power; try another outlet if necessary.
AC voltage might not match
printer.
Make sure the voltage of the AC outlet
matches the ratings on the printer.
Printer stops
printing
Your interface cable might be
loose.
Check your computer and your cable.
Printer stops
printing
You might be working on an
application in the foreground,
in which case printing
performance might slow down.
Printer performance improves if you give
your print job priority.
No power is
supplied
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Troubleshooting
Problem
5-2
Cause
Solution
Printout is wrong
There might be a
communications problem
between the printer and your
computer.
Make sure your cable connections are
secure.
Make sure your parallel interface cable is
less than 9.9 feet (3.0 m) or USB interface
cable is less than 16.5 feet (5.0 m) long.
Make sure you are not using a switch box.
Check that you have selected the correct
printer driver in Windows.
The wrong printer is selected
in the Printers folder.
Make sure the Canon PC1200/iC D600/
iR1200G is selected in the Printers (in
Windows XP, Printers and Faxes) folder.
You might need to modify
your BIOS setup.
See your computer’s documentation for
details. Try changing the parallel port
mode or the parallel port address to see if
this solves the problem.
Printer locks up
system
Your system setup might be a
problem.
Verify that you have a high-quality
shielded interface cable.
The problem might be your BIOS. Verify
that your BIOS setup is correct. (See your
computer’s documentation for details.)
Verify that your physical memory is
working correctly.
If you have a Toshiba laptop, change this
line in your CONFIG.SYS file:
c:\winutils\mxtime.exe
to:
REM c:\winutils\mxtime.exe
Computer
indicates a device
time-out
Your computer is sending
data to the printer but the
printer is not responding.
The printer might be off,
offline, or not connected to
the computer.
Make sure the printer is not paused.
Check that the printer’s interface cable is
securely connected to both the printer and
the computer.
Make sure paper is properly loaded in the
paper tray.
Reset the printer and computer.
Try the print operation again.
Try a different cable.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
5-3
CAPT Problems
Cause
Solution
CAPT is not working
properly
The CAPT (Canon
PC1200/iC D600/
iR1200G) is not
selected as the default
printer driver for
imageCLASS D600
series.
Specify the CAPT (Canon PC1200/iC
D600/iR1200G) as the default driver for
the imageCLASS D600 series.
The software might not
be installed properly.
Refer to “Using the Trouble Shooter” on
page 5-8.
To check if the CAPT is installed
correctly, try printing a page from an
application. If the print fails, the CAPT is
not installed correctly. Remove the CAPT
and install it again. For more information,
see “Uninstalling the CAPT” on page 510.
Cannot use Adobe Type
Manager (ATM) fonts
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Adobe Type Manager (ATM) is not
supported.
Cannot print with a
printer driver other than
the Canon PC1200/iC
D600/iR1200G
The printer driver is
connected to the same
port as the Canon
PC1200/iC D600/
iR1200G printer driver.
Connect the printer driver to a port
different from the Canon PC1200/iC
D600/iR1200G printer driver.
CD-ROM Menu doesn’t
appear automatically
Autorun CD-ROM
Menu checkbox is
unchecked in the CDROM menu.
Start the CD-ROM menu manually, and
check the “Autorun CD-ROM Menu”
checkbox.
The “Auto insert
notification” checkbox
is unchecked.
From the Device Manager make sure that
the “Auto insert notification” checkbox
is checked in the CD-ROM drive
Properties dialog box. For more
information, see Windows Help.
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Cause
Solution
“File not found on CDROM” error when
starting the CD-ROM
Menu.
The program is loaded
from the hard disk
drive.
Remove the CDMENU.EXE file from
your hard disk drive and restart the CDROM Menu program from the compact
disc labeled “User Software”.
Cannot install CAPT
using USB port.
(Windows 98/Me/2000/
XP)
USB class driver is not
properly installed.
Perform the following steps.
1) Make sure the printer is connected to
your computer using a USB cable and the
printer is turned on.
2) Open the System dialog box in the
Control Panel.(In Windows XP*, click
Performance and Maintenance in the
Control Panel. Performance and
Maintenance folder appears. Click See
basic information about your computer.
System Properties dialog box appears.)
3) Select [Device Manager] tab and double
click [Universal Serial Bus Controllers].
For Windows 2000/XP, select [Hardware]
tab and click [Device Manager] button.
4) Delete ONLY the following USB class
drivers under [Universal Serial Bus
Controller];
For Windows 98, select [Canon PC1200/
iC D600/iR1200G], For Windows Me,
[Canon CAPT USB Printer], and click
[Delete] button. For Windows 2000/XP,
select [USB Printing Support] or [Canon
CAPT USB Printer], and uninstall from
the [Active] menu.
In case the USB class driver is displayed
under [Other device], select and delete
ONLY one the following, depending on the
OS you are using;
[Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G],
[Canon CAPT USB Printer], or
[Unknown].
5) Close the Control Panel and unplug the
USB cable.
6) Restart Windows 98/Me/2000/XP.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
* The procedure for Windows XP is given for Category View Mode.
• Never delete other devices or device drivers. Windows may not operate properly.
IMPORTANT
5-5
CAPT Messages
The CAPT displays the status of your printing environment and current print job in the Status
Window.
Alerts
Alerts identify problems that must be corrected before printing can continue. Sometimes
messages remind you to do something, such as clear jammed paper. In other cases, alerts tell
you what is wrong and how to fix it.
Action
Out of paper
The printer is out of paper. Add paper. When you add paper, the
Status Window displays “Ready to Print” automatically.
The Cassette is Out of
Paper
The cassette is out of paper. Add paper. When you add paper,
printing starts automatically.
The Multi-purpose Tray
is Out of Paper
The multi-purpose tray is out of paper. Add paper. When you add
paper, printing starts automatically.
Paper Jam
1) Paper has jammed in the printer while printing. Follow the
instructions on the LCD screen of the machine, or refer to the
Reference Guide for more information. Printing resumes
automatically when the paper jam is fixed.
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Troubleshooting
Message
2) The printer cover was left open or the toner cartridge was not
properly replaced after clearing a paper jam. Close the cover
securely. Reference Guide
Cartridge Not Loaded
There is no toner cartridge in the printer. Install a toner cartridge.
Quick Start Guide
The Platen is Not in
Position
The platen unit is not closed correctly. To resume printing slide the
platen unit to the correct position.
Insufficient Memory
The print job was too complex for available memory. Discard the last
printed page, and try one or more of the following:
• Close other applications while printing this job.
•
Print the job in smaller sections.
•
Try reprinting the job with a lower resolution, such as 300 dpi.
•
Reformat the most complicated pages in the print job to reduce
graphics and other complex formatting.
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Message
Action
Communication error
Your computer and printer are not communicating. This happens if
the printer power shuts off, the cable is disconnected, or the cable is
not bi-directional.
Printer Error
The Canon Advanced Printing Technology has detected an internal
device error.
1 Unplug.
2 Reinsert the power plug into the power outlet.
3 If the same error occurs, unplug the power plug again.
4 If the error persists, contact your Canon authorised service
representative. Reference Guide
The device is being used by another job. Please wait until the job is
finished.
Port Busy
The printer port is being used by other equipment.
Printing Temporarily
Stopped
Your computer could not transfer the data to the device due to the
large amount of data, or a data transfer error occurred. Click the
Resume button to resume printing.
Waiting to Print
The current job has been interrupted by another job. Please wait until
the job is finished. Printing will begin automatically.
Energy Saver Mode
The printer is in the energy saver mode.
Incompatible Device
The connected device cannot be used. Make sure that the device
connected to the specified port is compatible and connected
correctly.
Fixing Unit Error
Fixing unit error.
Unplug the power plug, and then wait about 10 minutes before you
reinsert the power plug into the power outlet. If the same error
occurs, unplug the power plug again. Contact your service
representative.
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Troubleshooting
Device Busy
5-7
Using the Trouble Shooter
The Trouble Shooter is a utility for solving printing problems in Windows 95/98/Me or NT
4.0/2000/XP. The Trouble Shooter checks for system configuration setting errors, and if
possible, makes automatic corrections.
The Trouble Shooter does not detect problems related to hardware, such as printer cable
problems, parallel port failure, or ECP setting errors.
To start the Trouble Shooter, select the Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G Trouble Shooter
icon in the Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G group. The Trouble Shooter checks the
following and corrects related problems:
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Troubleshooting
• Free disk space in the drive containing the \Windows directory and free memory
• Installed files
• Selected printer port (checks to see if usable)
• Registries
• RapidPort communication device drivers (Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP)
• Language monitor
• Printer drivers
• Status Window
• Printer Properties settings
• Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G program folder
If the Trouble Shooter encounters a problem, it displays an error message. Each message
includes several options, such as:
• How to correct the problem
• The problem cannot be corrected by the Trouble Shooter
• Continue troubleshooting
• Exit Trouble Shooter
• Display help information
If Trouble Shooter is used on a network printer client, it performs network-related checks.
Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP Trouble Shooter checks whether Spooler service has started and if
not, displays a dialog box and does not run.
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When Trouble Shooter is done checking your files, it displays a dialog box similar to the one
below.
In the Exit dialog box, Trouble Shooter prompts if you want to save the results as a text file.
Check the Save Result check box and enter the desired filename. The file saves with the
extension of .log.
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Troubleshooting
While Trouble Shooter is running, it saves a log file with the name tshooter.tmp in your
system temp directory, such as \windows\temp or \temp.
When you click OK in the above dialog box, the Windows Restart dialog box appears. You
must restart Windows for corrections made by the Trouble Shooter to take effect.
• To run Trouble Shooter for the Canon PC1200/iC D600/iR1200G on the network,
both the server and the client must run on the same operating system.
IMPORTANT
5-9
Uninstalling the CAPT
If the CAPT is not working properly, it might help to remove it and install it again. Before you
begin, be sure you have the installation software available for installation.
Before uninstalling the CAPT, make sure you close all running applications.
To uninstall:
1 Click the Start button, then point to Programs (in Windows XP, All Programs).
2 Point to Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G.
3 Click Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G Uninstallation.
5 Windows 95/98/Me: Click OK and your system restarts.
Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP: Click OK (recommended) to restart your system.
NOTE
5
Troubleshooting
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
• In Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP, you cannot uninstall the Canon Advanced Printing
Technology unless you have administrative privileges.
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Appendix
Printer Specifications
• Hardware
Printing speed:
12 pages per minute (A4-size paper)
Resolution:
600 dpi
Paper sizes:
A4
Plain paper, coloured paper, recycled paper
Maximum capacity:
250 sheets (80 g/m2 paper)
Multi-purpose Tray:
76.2 x 127 mm to 216 x 356 mm (3” x 5” to 8-1/2” x 14”)
Plain paper, coloured paper, recycled paper, transparencies,
tracing paper, thick paper, labels, envelopes, postcards
Maximum capacity:
100 sheets (80 g/m2 paper), stack approx. 10 mm (3/8”) high
Paper delivery:
100 sheets (80 g/m2 paper)
Startup time:
Less than 1 second (startup from the Energy Saver mode)
Less than 13 seconds (when the printer is plugged into an AC
outlet)
(at 20° C (68° F))
First print:
Less than 18 second (startup from the Energy Saver mode)
Less than 21.5 seconds (when the printer is plugged into an AC
outlet)
For printing on A4-size paper using cassette at 20° C (68° F)
Host interface
Bi-directional centronics parallel cable (IEEE1284 based)
interface
USB interface
A
Printer Specifications
Cassette:
• Software
Printing software:
CAPT (Canon Advanced Printing Technology)
Valid printing area:
5 mm (1/4”) top, bottom, left and right blank margins.
A-1
Index
Numerics
600 dpi A-1
A
A4 paper A-1
Abnormal condition icon 3-13
AC G-1
Add Printer Wizard
Windows 2000/XP 1-18–1-22
Windows 95/98/Me 1-5–1-8
Windows NT 4.0 1-14–1-17
Adobe Type Manager fonts, cannot use 4-4
Attention required icon 3-13
Details tab, Windows 95/98/Me 2-4
Details... button 2-15, 2-28
Device Busy 4-7
Device time-out 4-3
Dialog boxes
Windows 95/98/Me printer properties 2-2–2-15
Windows NT/2000/XP printer properties 2-16–2-28
dpi G-2
Driver, See Printer driver
E
ECP 3-6, G-2
Energy Saver Mode 4-7
B
F
Bi-directional
communications G-1
parallel cable 1-38
Brightness 2-14, 2-27, G-1
File not found on CD-ROM 4-5
Finishing tab
Windows 95/98/Me 2-12
Windows NT 2-25
First print time A-1
Fixing assembly G-2
Fixing Unit Error 4-7
Font G-3
Form G-3
C
Cancel button 3-8
Cancel printing 3-4
Cancel, print job 3-8
Canon Advanced Printing Technology (CAPT) G-1
CAPT Problems 4-4–4-5
installing 1-2–1-36
messages 4-6–4-7
not working properly 4-4
printing with 1-38–2-28
uninstalling 4-10
Canon PC1200 iC D 600 iR1200G
Help 1-37
Status Window 1-37
Trouble Shooter 1-37
Uninstaller 1-37
Cartridge Not Loaded 4-6
Cassette A-1
CD-ROM Menu, doesn’t open 4-4, 4-5
Centronics interface 4-2, G-1
Checking the status of a print job 3-1
Client G-1
Collate G-2
Communication error 4-7
Contrast 2-14, G-2
Control Panels G-2
Custom paper size 2-7
selecting 2-8
D
Default setting G-2
I
G
General tab
Windows 95/98/Me 2-3
Windows NT 2-17
Glossary G-1–G-9
Greyscale image G-3
H
Halftones G-3
Help menu, using 3-7
I
Icons, Status Window 3-13
Image Refinement 2-15, 2-28, G-3
Incompatible Device 4-7
Installing Canon Advanced Printing Technology 1-2–122
Insufficient Memory 4-6
Interface G-3
Interface cable G-3
Interface port G-3
J
Job menu, using 3-4
L
Landscape G-4
I-1
Local printer 1-2–1-22
M
Megabyte G-4
Memory, Insufficient 4-6
Menu bar
Status Window 3-3
using 3-4–3-7
Messages 4-6–4-7
Minimizing, Status Window 3-13
Multi-purpose tray A-1
N
NetPilot G-4
Network Adapter G-4
Network printer 1-27–1-36
No power supplied 4-2
O
Options menu, using 3-5–3-6
Orientation G-4
Out of paper 4-6
Overlay 2-9, 2-22, G-5
P
Page setup tab
custom paper size 2-7
Windows 95/98/Me 2-6
Windows NT 2-21
Pages per minute A-1
Paper
delivery A-1
Paper feed G-5
Paper Jam 4-6
Paper selection tab, Windows NT 2-20
Paper size A-1
custom 2-7
Paper Source G-5
Paper Type G-5
Parallel interface G-5
cable 1-38
Parallel interface cable G-5
Pause button 3-8
Pause printing 3-4
PDF G-5
Peer-to-peer G-5
Plain paper A-1
Plug and play for Parallel Port
Windows 2000/XP 1-11–1-13
Plug and play for USB Port
Windows 2000/XP 1-9–1-11
Windows 98/Me 1-3–1-5
Port Busy 4-7
Portrait G-6
Ports tab, Windows NT 2-17
Power
not supplied 4-2
Print job details tab 3-9
Print job list tab 3-11
Print job log tab 3-10
Print Monitor G-6
Print queue G-6
Printer
does not print 4-2
locks up 4-3
problems 4-2–4-3
specifications A-1
speed A-1
stops printing 4-2
Printer animation, status window 3-3
Printer driver 4-4, G-6
Printer Error 4-7
Printer icon 3-3
Printer properties
Windows 95/98/Me dialog boxes 2-2–2-15
Windows NT/2000/XP dialog box 2-16–2-28
Printer ready icon 3-13
Printer sharing settings 1-36
Printing
speed A-1
Printing paused icon 3-13
Printing speed A-1
Printing Temporarily Stopped 4-7
Printout is wrong 4-3
Problems
printer 4-2–4-3
Progress bar G-6
Progress bar, status window 3-3
I
Q
Quality tab
Windows 95/98/Me 2-13, 2-14
Windows NT 2-26, 2-27
Queue G-6
R
Random Access Memory G-7
Removing Canon Advanced Printing Technology 4-10
Resolution A-1, G-7
Resume button 3-8
Resume printing 3-4
Reverse Output Order G-7
S
Scaling G-7
Scheduling tab, Windows NT 2-18
Security tab, Windows NT 2-19
Selecting
custom paper size 2-8
Server G-7
I-2
Server settings
Windows NT 4.0/2000 1-33
Settings menu, using 3-5–3-6
Settings, printer sharing 1-36
Sharing tab
Windows 95/98/Me 2-5
Windows NT 2-18
Shielded G-7
Specifications, printer A-1
Speed, printing A-1
Spooling G-7
Startup time A-1
Status bar, status window 3-3
Status Window G-8
icon 3-13
menu bar 3-3
printer animation 3-3
printer icon 3-3
progress bar 3-3
status bar 3-3
tool bar 3-3
System 1-2
System Requirements 1-2
T
Tab window
print job details 3-9
print job list 3-11
print job log 3-10
using 3-9
The Canon CAPT Tools 1-37
The cassette is out of paper 4-6
The Multi-purpose Tray is Out of Paper 4-6
The Platen is Not in Position 4-6
Time-out, device 4-3
Toner G-8
saver G-8
Toolbar
status window 3-3
using 3-8
Trademarks 1-iv
Transfer roller G-8
Trouble Shooter 1-37, 4-8–4-9
Troubleshooting 4-1–4-10
printer problems 4-2–4-3
removing Canon Advanced Printing Technology
(Uninstallation) 4-10
USB class driver is not properly installed 4-5
USB
cable 1-3, 1-9
interface G-9
port 1-3, 1-9
Using
Trouble Shooter 4-8–4-9
USB Port (USB Cable) 1-3, 1-9
W
Warm-up time A-1
Warning icon 3-13
WebNetSpot G-9
Weight, paper A-1, G-9
Windows 95/98/Me 1-3
details tab 2-4
finishing tab 2-12
general tab 2-3
page setup tab 2-6
Printer Property 2-2–2-15
quality tab 2-13, 2-14
sharing tab 2-5
Windows NT
finishing tab 2-25
general tab 2-17
page setup tab 2-21
paper selection tab 2-20
ports tab 2-17
quality tab 2-26, 2-27
scheduling tab 2-18
security tab 2-19
sharing tab 2-18
Windows NT 4.0/2000 1-9
server settings 1-33
WYSIWYG G-9
I
U
Uninstallation 4-10
I-3
Glossary
A
AC
Alternating Current. The type of electrical current typically available from household wall
outlets.
Alert
A message displayed in the Printer Status Window when a problem or condition caused the
Canon Advanced Printing Technology to pause printing. You must follow the on-screen
instructions before printing resumes.
G
Glossary
Adapter
An optional device that allows you to connect your printer directly to a network. See also
Peer-to-peer connection.
B
Bi-directional communications
Allows information to pass back and forth between the Canon Advanced Printing Technology
software and a local printer.
Bold
A characteristic of a printed character that indicates wider, darker representation. Also referred
to as emphasized or double-strike printing.
Brightness
The relative proportion of light and dark areas. Decreasing brightness darkens the overall
image; increasing brightness lightens it.
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Canon Advanced Printing Technology (CAPT)
Software that extends the power of the Windows operating system to a printer to speed up and
simplify printing. The Canon Advanced Printing Technology provides more printing control
and bi-directional communication between the printer and a computer running a Windows
application.
Centronics interface
An interface standard for parallel data transmission. This printer uses a Centronics-type
parallel interface with bi-directional capability. See also Interface port and Parallel interface.
Client
A computer that is connected to the printer over a network. A client does not control the
printer directly. It interacts with the printer through a server. See also Server.
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Collate
To print multiple copies of a multi-page document in sequential page order.
Command
An instruction that tells the printer to perform a certain function. Commands are sent from the
computer to the printer via the interface cable when the printer is ready.
Control Panels
The set of Windows programs you can use to change system, hardware, software, and
Windows settings.
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Contrast
The degree of difference between the lightest and darkest areas of an image. Decreasing
contrast lightens the dark areas and darkens the light areas; increasing it darkens the dark areas
and lightens the light areas.
D
Default setting
A setting that is automatically used if no other setting is specified.
Desktop
The entire Windows screen that represents your work area in Windows. Icons, windows, and
the taskbar are displayed on the Windows desktop.
dpi
Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for indicating a printer’s resolution. The imageCLASS
D600 series prints at a resolution of 600 dpi.
Driver
A program that controls how the computer and an external device interact. The printer driver
supplies Windows with information such as descriptions of the fonts and features of the
installed printer. When you print with the Canon Advanced Printing Technology, you are
using its printer driver.
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ECP
Abbreviation for Extended Capabilities Port. A bi-directional communication mode that
enables high-speed data transmission to printers and other devices.
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Fixing assembly
The device used during the print process to fix the toner onto the paper (or other media)
through applying heat and pressure. The assembly, located inside the printer, gets extremely
hot (374°F/190°C) during operation.
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Folder
A container in which documents, program files, and other folders are stored on your disks.
Formerly referred to as a directory.
Font
A complete set of characters of the same size and style, for example,
12-point Courier bold.
Form
A custom paper size, with width and height defined by the user.
Greyscale image
A bitmap image that stores data for each dot as a shade of grey, rather than as black or white.
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Halftones
The process of converting a greyscale image to black dots and white (unprinted) dots that
simulate the grey shades in the original image.
I
Image Refinement
A printer technology from Canon, with which the printer automatically senses and refines the
jagged edges and ragged curves of characters and graphics.
Interface
The connection between two devices through which they communicate with each other. The
imageCLASS D600 series machine features USB and parallel interface, which makes it
compatible with IBM and similar personal computers.
Interface cable
The cable, with bi-directional capability, used to create the interface between a printer and a
computer.
Interface port
The port through which the printer communicates with the computer. The imageCLASS D600
series has a USB port and a Centronics, 8-bit, parallel interface port, located on the side of the
machine. See also Parallel or USB interface.
Italic
A font style distinguished by slanted characters (the upright strokes of the characters are at an
angle to the vertical axis).
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Jam
A situation created when paper becomes caught along the paper path. You must remove
jammed paper before you can continue printing.
K
Kilobyte (KB)
A unit of measurement, representing the binary number 1024, used to describe printer or
computer memory size in thousand-byte units.
Landscape
The printing of text and graphics along the length of the page.
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Glossary
L
Local printer
A printer that is directly connected to your computer, using a parallel or USB cable.
M
Megabyte (MB)
A unit of measurement, representing one million bytes, used to describe printer or computer
memory size.
My Computer
The Windows program that you can use to browse through your computer’s filing system, and
to open drives, folders, and files. You can also use My Computer to manage your files and
your filing system, by moving, copying, renaming, and deleting items.
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NetPilot
This utility is used to control network printers.
Network
A group of computers connected by cables or other means and using software that enables
them to share equipment (such as printers) and exchange information.
Network Adapter
An optional device that allows you to connect your printer directly to a network. See also
Peer-to-peer connection.
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Orientation
The printing of text either along the width (portrait) or length (landscape) of the page.
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Overlay
Refers to printing in which data that is common to all the pages, such as a logo, titles or table
structure, is overlaid with the print data from the application.
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Paper feed
The act of guiding a sheet of paper into the printer’s paper path.
Paper path
The route that paper travels through the printer.
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Glossary
Paper jam
A situation created when paper becomes caught along the paper path. You must remove
jammed paper before you can continue printing.
Paper Source
Source of paper feed. The machine has a cassette and a multi-purpose tray.
Paper Type
All kinds of paper (plain paper, coloured paper, recycled paper, transparencies, tracing paper,
thick paper, labels, envelopes, postcards etc.) are grouped under several Paper Types. You can
access this setting from the Paper Type field on the Paper Source tab of the Printer
Properties dialog screen.
Parallel interface
An interface that transmits multiple bits simultaneously (usually in one-byte segments). Your
printer has a built-in, Centronics-type parallel interface. See also Centronics interface.
Parallel interface cable
A bi-directional cable, usually less than six feet long, that transfers multiple bits of
information to the printer simultaneously, speeding the transfer. Parallel interface cables are
also referred to as Centronics interface cables.
PDF
Stands for Portable Document Format. A widely used format for transmitting and viewing
documents on computers. PDF documents can be read or printed out with Adobe’s Acrobat
Reader program.
Peer-to-peer connection
A network connection between a computer and a printer (or other device) that does not go
through a server. See also Server, Client.
Physical RAM
Random access memory (RAM) that is physically present in the computer in the form of
memory chips, as opposed to virtual memory. See also Virtual Memory.
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Platen
The document scanning unit. Slide it aside to access internal parts of the machine for
maintenance or removing paper jams.
Point size
Character height is defined in points: one point is 1/72 of an inch.
Portrait
The printing of text along the width (short edge) of the page.
Print Monitor
The network adapter print monitor is software that prints through the network adapter.
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Glossary
Print job
A document that a Windows application has processed and sent to the Spooler to be added to
the print queue or directly to the printer.
Print queue
A list of files that are either waiting to be printed or are currently printing. Once a file has been
printed, it is removed from the print queue.
Printer driver
A program that controls how the computer and printer interact. The printer driver supplies
Windows with information such as descriptions of fonts and features of the installed printer.
When you print with the Canon Advanced Printing Technology, you are using its printer
driver.
Printers folder
The container in which your printer information is stored.
Progress bar
In the Status Window or its icon, a horizontal bar that graphically indicates the percentage of
the print job that has actually printed.
Properties dialog box
The dialog box that contains information about a particular device, such as your printer.
Proportional spacing
The spacing of characters according to the width of each character. This variable spacing
between each character closes up awkward space and makes text easier to read.
Q
Queue
A list of files that are either waiting to be printed or are currently printing. Once a file has been
printed, it is removed from the print queue.
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R
Random Access Memory (RAM)
The working memory of the computer in which programs and data are temporarily stored
while you use them. Resetting or shutting off the computer clears all information from RAM.
Printing very complicated documents might require closing other running programs or adding
more RAM to the computer. See also Physical RAM, Virtual memory.
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Glossary
Resolution
The density of dots for any given output device, expressed in terms of dots per inch (dpi). Low
resolution causes font characters and graphics to have a jagged appearance, but prints faster
than higher resolutions. Higher resolution provides smoother curves and angles as well as a
better match to traditional typeface designs, but prints more slowly. This printer can produce
output with 300 or 600 dpi resolution. Resolution values are represented by horizontal data
and vertical data, for example, 600 x 600 dpi.
Reverse Output Order
This function allows printing pages of the document in reverse order: from the last page to the
first page.
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Scalable fonts
Scalable fonts allow characters to be printed in various sizes and rotation angles. This is
different from bitmap fonts, which are printed in fixed sizes and angles.
Scaling
Enlarging or reducing the printed image.
Separator page
Optional pages printed at the beginning of each document to help separate one print job from
another.
Server
A network computer that is directly attached to the printer. The server controls the printer and
handles print jobs sent from the clients. See also Client.
Shielded
A type of cable that contains a metallic sheath over the conductor material to protect the data
passing through the cable from electromagnetic interference. You need to use a doubleshielded interface cable with this printer.
Spooling
A process by which an application sends a document to the Spooler, rather than directly to the
printer, thus freeing the computer and application for other tasks. Spooled documents are
printed in the order they are received.
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Start menu
The menu that presents commands that are a starting point for all work you do on your
computer, such as starting a program, opening a document, finding a file, and getting help.
You open the Start menu by clicking the Start button displayed on the Desktop.
Status options
Settings which determine when the Printer Status Window opens and whether sounds play
with messages.
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Glossary
Status Window
A window that the Canon Advanced Printing Technology uses to display messages about the
current print job, as well as to graphically show the print job’s progress from computer to
printer.
Title bar
The horizontal bar that contains the title of a window or dialog box. On many windows, the
title bar contains the Control menu box and Maximize and Minimize buttons.
Toner
A black, resin-coated powder contained in the Cartridge L50. The printer applies the toner to
the surface of the photosensitive drum inside the printer via an electrophotographic
mechanism.
Toner saver
Because the black areas of print data are thinned, toner consumption is reduced.
Tool bar
In the Status Window, the area in the tab window that includes buttons for pausing, resuming,
and deleting the current print job.
Transfer roller
Presses the paper against the drum, to aid the transfer of toner to the paper.
Trouble Shooter
A program that helps you solve printing problems. The Trouble Shooter checks the
Windows configuration settings, and if possible corrects any errors that it finds.
TrueType fonts
Scalable fonts used for both screen display and printing. TrueType fonts can be sized to any
height, and print exactly as they appear on the screen, but with higher resolution.
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U
Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface
These are new serial interface standards. This bus automatically recognizes connections (Plug
and Play) to allow plugging and unplugging connectors with the power still turned on to the
PC or peripheral equipment.
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Glossary
Virtual Memory
Space on the hard disk that Windows uses for temporary data storage as if it were actually
random access memory (RAM). Windows does this by means of a swap file. This provides
Windows with more usable memory, but reduces speed of access to it when the swap file must
be used. See also Physical RAM.
WebNetSpot
This utility is used to control network printers.
Weight
Refers to the thickness of a font: light, medium, or bold. Also refers to the thickness of paper.
Windows Explorer
The Windows program you can use to browse through, open, and manage the disk drives,
folders, and files on your computer in a network system. You can also use Windows Explorer
to view and open shared folders on other computers on the network. You can use Windows
Explorer to manage your files by moving, copying, renaming, and deleting files.
WYSIWYG
Pronounced wizzy-wig, an acronym for “what you see is what you get.” For example, when
you format a paragraph, the line breaks that appear on the printed page are exactly the same as
they are on the screen.
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