Version 9.2.6 - Xerox Support and Drivers

Version 9.2.6 - Xerox Support and Drivers

XEROX WIDE FORMAT

AccXES HPGL/2

Optimized Windows Printer

Driver for NT4.0

(Version 9.2.6)

Table of Contents

1 Trademark Acknowledgements 3

2 Release Content 4

3 AccXES HPGL/2 Optimized Windows Printer Driver (Version 9.2.6) for NT4 5

3.1

New Release Features

4 Driver Installation

5

6

5 Creating a Printer Port

6 Driver Removal

6.1

Removing from Windows NT 4.0

6.2

Removing from AutoCAD 2002

7 Net Port Monitor Removal

8 Known Issues

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1 Trademark Acknowledgements

XEROX®, XES™, Synergix™, The Document Company, and the identifying product names and numbers herein are trademarks of XEROX CORPORATION. All other product names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective companies. All rights reserved.

Windows NT is a registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Project are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

HP-GL/2 and HP RTL are registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.

AutoCAD is a registered trademark of AutoDesk, Inc.

HDI is an acronym for Heidi Device Interface. Heidi is a registered trademark of AutoDesk, Inc.

CorelDRAW is a registered trademark of Corel Corporation.

WinZip is a registered trademark of Nico Mak Computing, Inc.

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2 Release Content

This release is provided as a self-extracting zip file. The self-extracting zip contains the following files:

File Version Description

XESKMDRV.DLL

0.2.0.0 /

9.2.6.1334

Rendering DLL

XESUIDRV.DLL

9.2.6.1001

User Interface DLL

XES32RES.DLL

9.2.6.1001

Resource DLL (localized)

XESPJL.DLL

9.2.6.1001

AccXES PJL Language Monitor

XESGDICP.EXE

9.2.6.1001

Used to install AutoCAD 2002 Optimized driver

XESNET.DLL

9.2.6.1001

XES Net Port Monitor

XESNPENG.DLL

9.2.6.1001

Net Port Monitor Resource DLL (localized)

XESDRV.HLP Context help file (localized)

XESNPENG.HLP Help file for XES Net Port (localized)

Monitor.INF

AccXES.INF

DRV_XESG.CNT

Installation file for Net Port Monitor for NT4

Installation file for the driver

Help contents file for AutoCAD Optimized driver

DRV_XESG.HLP

XESGDI7.HDI

7.1.15.91

Help file for AutoCAD Optimized driver

AutoCAD 2002 Optimized Driver

8830ANSI.FIN 8830 Folder finisher description file

8830ISO.FIN

8830ARCH.FIN

8830 Folder finisher description file

8830 Folder finisher description file

XESUMDRV.DLL

9.2.6.1001

There are 6 self-extracting zip files:

English AccXES926_HPGL2_NT4_Enu.EXE

French AccXES926_HPGL2_NT4_Fra.EXE

Italian AccXES926_HPGL2_NT4_Ita.EXE

German AccXES926_HPGL2_NT4_Deu.EXE

Spanish AccXES926_HPGL2_NT4_Esp.EXE

Portuguese AccXES926_HPGL2_NT4_Ptg.EXE

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3 AccXES HPGL/2 Optimized Windows

Printer Driver (Version 9.2.6) for NT4

3.1 New Release Features

This release of the driver adds the following features:

• Support for the Xerox 6030 and 6050 Wide Format Printers.

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4 Driver Installation

Note: Prior to installing this driver, you must remove all previous versions by the removal procedure in section 6.1.

1. Start Windows NT 4.0 on your workstation

2. Insert the CD ROM containing this driver into your workstation’s drive, select your language and unzip your driver file (typically accomplished by double-clicking on the selfextracting file).

Note: If you Add downloaded the driver files from the Internet, you can skip this step.

3. On your workstation’s desktop, click “Start”, ”Settings”, and “Printers” to open the

“Printers” to open the “Printers” window.

4. From the “Printers” window, double-click on the Add Printer icon.

5. If the “Add Printer Wizard” introduction screen displays, click Next.

6. Click on the My Computer radio button, unless you will be printing through a network server, in which case you should select “Network Printer Server”. Deselect (uncheck) the

“Automatically detect …” check box. Click Next.

Note: If you selected Network Printers Server (or Network printer), you will have to click

Browse to open up the applicable network directories and sub-directories to locate your printer’s server.

7. When the Available Ports” window displays, do one of the following:

• Select an XES TCP/IP port form the displayed list and click Next. If you do not have an available XES TCP/IP port, cancel this installation and refer to “Creating a Printer Port” in these Release Notes.

• If you selected “Network Printer Server” (or “Network Printer”) in step 6 above, you so

NOT have to perform this port selection step. Click Next.

8. When the “Manufacturers and Printers” window displays, click Have Disk… and enter the path to the driver files you extracted to the default directory on you workstation (c:\temp, for example). Select AccXES.inf and Click Open. Click OK.

9. From the displayed list of printers, select your printer (Wide Format Print System 721p, for example) and click Next.

10. Select either Yes or No to make this printer your default windows printers. Choose Yes if you will be printing primarily to this printer from your windows applications. Click Next.

11. When the Printer Sharing window displays, select Not Shared, unless the printer is directly connected to your workstation and you wish to share it with other network users.

Click Next.

12. If the printer is powered on and capable of communicating with your workstation, when prompted to print a test page select Yes.

13. Click Finish.

14. Verify that an icon representing your printer is now displayed in your desktop “Printers” window.

15. If you previously had an XES HPGL/2 driver installed, be sure to close all Windows programs, then restart your computer to replace the old driver files with new files.

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Note: Upon installation, this driver will look for Windows System registry entries previously created by the AutoCAD 2002 program installer. If such entries are found, this driver will add itself to the list of available printers within the AutoCAD program.

Note: The following files are installed on your system when using the Have Disk button with the Add Printer Wizard:

File Destination

XESKMDRV.DLL %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32x86\2

XESUMDRV.DLL %SYSTEMROOT%\ \SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32x86\2

XESUIDRV.DLL %SYSTEMROOT%\ \SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32x86\2

XES32RES.DLL %SYSTEMROOT%\ \SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\ W32x86\2

XESDRV.HLP %SYSTEMROOT%\ \SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\ W32x86\2

DRV_XESG.CNT %SYSTEMROOT%\ \SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\ W32x86\2 &

Copied into the HELP directory of every AutoDesk 2002 product installed on the system.

DRV_XESG.HLP %SYSTEMROOT%\\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\ W32x86\2 &

Copied into the HELP directory of every AutoDesk 2002 product installed on the system.

XESGDI7.HDI %SYSTEMROOT%\\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\ W32x86\2 &

Copied into the DRV directory of every AutoDesk 2002 product installed on the system.

XESGDICP.EXE %SYSTEMROOT%\\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\ W32x86\

2 Used to copy AutoDesk 2002 files for installation only.

XESNET.DLL %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32

XESNPENG.DLL %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32

XESNPENG.HLP %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32

XESPJL.DLL %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32

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5 Creating a Printer Port

If you do not have an “XES TCP/IP Port” to use with this driver, it is recommended that you create a new printer port on your desktop.

1. Begin by clicking “Start”, “Settings”, “Printers”, “File”, Server Properties”, “Ports” tab.

Click the Add Port…. Button. to your driver files (specifically the file named Monitor.inf) and click Open.

3. When the “Installing Print Monitor” screen displays again, indicating the path to the print monitor, click OK.

4. When the “Printer Ports” screen displays, indicating the available XES Net Port, click

New Port… and, when prompted, click OK.

5. When the “XES Net Port Dialog” displays, enter the TCP/IP address of the printer’s

Controller in the entry field and click OK.

6. Accept the default Timeout value on the displayed “Configuration” dialog and click OK.

7. Close the ”Printer Ports” window. Close the “Server Properties” dialog.

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6 Driver Removal

6.1 Removing from Windows NT 4.0

Note: If you are planning to remove the Net Port Monitor, as described in the next section, it is recommended that you remove the Net Port Monitor BEFORE removing the print driver as described below.

1. To remove the HP-GL/2/HP-RTL Print Driver from your Windows NT 4.0 desktop, click on “Start”, “Settings”, “Printers”.

2. Right mouse click on the icon(s) representing your installed Wide Format Print Systems

8825, 8830, 8850, 8855, 510 Series, 721p, 6030, 6050, or X2 TECH. change them to use a different port such as “File”. dialog.

6. Select the Drivers tab. Then select all AccXES drivers in the list, and click the Remove button. button.

8. You may wish to use Windows Explorer to remove the driver files that were installed on your hard drive as part of the driver installation process. Refer to the previous Driver

Installation section for a list of the files installed on your system when you use the “Have

Disk” button.

9. Reboot the system.

6.2 Removing from AutoCAD 2002

1. Start Windows Explorer.

2. Delete the XESGD17.HDI file from the \DRV directory of AutoCAD 2002.

3. Delete the DRV_XESG.CNT and DRV_XESG.HLP files from the \HELP directory of

AutoCAD 2002.

4. Delete the XESWMSG.DLL from Program Files \ Common Files\ Autodesk Common.

5. Exit Windows Explorer.

6. Empty your Recycle Bin and restart Windows.

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7 Net Port Monitor Removal

Note: If you remove the print driver before removing the Net Port Monitor, the print driver icon will

NOT appear in the “Printers” window when you select “Start”, “Settings”, “Printers” from your desktop. To work around this problem, select any other printer icon as a substitute in step 2 below.

1. From your Windows NT 4.0, click on “Start”, “Settings”, “Printers”.

2. When the “Printers” window displays, right mouse click on the icon representing your

Wide Format Print System HP-GL/2/HP-RTL printer and select Properties.

3. When the “Properties” dialog displays, click on the Ports Tab.

4. Use your mouse to select (place a check mar in front of) another port to attach your printer to, because you cannot delete a port if it is in use. Click OK.

5. Click on the icon representing your printer again and select Properties.

6. Click on the Ports Tab.

7. Use your mouse to highlight (but do NOT place a check mark in front of) the port you wish to delete.

9. In response to the “Are you sure…” prompt, select Yes.

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8 Known Issues

When this driver is installed as an alternate driver on a server, then installed on a client machine from that server, the default values are all incorrect on the client machine. To repair the problem:

Click Start / Settings / Printers.

Select the icon for the printer.

Right click the icon, and select “Document Defaults”.

On each tab (Paper, Job, Graphics, Rendering), click the “Restore Defaults”

button.

Click the “OK” button.

This version of the driver has a bug in color processing. Red and blue are reversed, so using this version with an X2 is not supported.

The following is a list of the known issues with this release of the Windows NT 4.0 XES

Net Port Monitor:

If you log off Windows NT 4.0 and then try to configure the port the Transmission Retry field will be grayed out completely and you will not be able to see the value. The spin buttons will still work, but you will not be able to see your changes. You can fix this by doing a net stop spooler and then a net start spooler at the command line or just restart Windows NT. This is due to an incompatibility of the common spin button control in the spooler environment after logging back into Windows NT.

The following is a list of the known issues with this release of the Windows NT 4.0 Printer

Driver:

ALL APPLICATIONS:

If you change the Document defaults, Printer Preferences, or Printer properties when an application is open, if these changes are not applied in your application restart your application.

If you receive an “operation could not be completed” error message while attempting to install this print driver it is likely that the previous driver has not been fully removed. Follow the instructions above for removing first the Net Port Monitor and then the Driver. If this fails to correct the problem, manually remove the files listed in the Driver Installation section, then delete the “XES” registry entries listed below and reboot your computer.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\XES Net Port

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\XES PJL

XES ACCOUNTING:

When using printer accounting from a client going to a server, you must set the driver to use the

RAW data type only under “Printer Properties”, “General Tab”, “Print Processor”.

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NOVELL NETWORKING:

Novell banner pages cause the 8825/8830/8850/8855/510 Series/721p/6030/6050 to print error pages, and possibly not print the image. Therefore, the user should verify that the Novell banner page option is disabled when using this print driver.

AUTOCAD LT:

Paper size must be set in the application. AutoCAD LT ignores certain settings in the driver and paper size is on of the settings overridden.

COREL DRAW:

Corel Draw 8 tends to put erroneous data in text fields in the driver; this is especially noted in the copy count. You may see the copy count go to such values as 50 or 520 unexpectedly. It is recommended that you verify your copy count when entering the Driver’s Document properties dialog through Corel Draw 8.

• Color darkening gets overridden with CorelDraw.

IMAGING:

Under NT 4.0 printing with Imaging to paper sizes larger than 80’ long doesn’t work if you use the

Imaging print setting “Actual Size”. All the other settings seem to work; such as “Pixel to Pixel” and “Scale To Fit”.

Under NT 4.0 printing to paper sizes over 80’ the driver must be setup to “Always Spool RAW

Datatype”, this setting can be reached via “Printer”, “Properties”, “General Tab”, “Print Processor” button. You may also print to file and then send the file to the printer using our AccXES Client

Tools.

EXCEL:

Use of the ANY paper size from within the driver does not work with Microsoft Excel. This is a limitation of Excel. If you set the margins within the driver to large top and bottom values, you will not be able to produce a print. If margins are necessary set them up in the page setup from within Excel. If the user selects ‘custom’ from within the driver and then tries to print, an application error may occur which will shutdown Excel. This is a problem with Excel and its page size limits.

MICROSOFT POWER POINT:

Microsoft Power Point overrides the Drivers copy count setting.

To use larger than A-size paper in Power Point, the user must select the paper size in the driver.

MICROSOFT PROJECT:

In order to print Microsoft Project documents larger than A-size, the windows NT 4.0 Print driver requires Microsoft Project 4.1a or later.

MICROSOFT WORD:

Microsoft Word overrides the paper setup in the driver properties.

SPICER IMAGINATION 4.50:

Intermittent problems occur when printing from Spicer Imagination 4.50 using this printer driver.

The application periodically overrides some of the driver settings (e.g. Copies). To make sure

Spicer uses the appropriate settings, use the Printer Setup… path or dialog for settings and not the Print…path or dialog.

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Xerox Corporation

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Building 139-64A

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©XEROX Inc. 2004. All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America

XEROX®, XEROX Wide Format 510DP, 721P, XES Synergix 8850 Digital Solution, Synergix

Scan System, AccXES, and acronym, XEROX, are trademarks of XEROX CORPORATION.

11/2004

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