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FreeFlow Accxes HP-GL/2
Printer Driver Version 11.0
for Windows 2000/XP/2003
for AccXES 11.0
Table of Contents
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Trademark Acknowledgements
Release Content
FreeFlow Accxes HP-GL/2 Printer Driver for 2000/XP/2003
New Release Features
Customer Issues Resolved
Driver Installation
Creating a Printer Port
Driver Removal
Removing from Windows 2000 / XP Pro
Removing from AutoCAD 2000i/2002/2004/2005
Net Port Monitor Removal
Known Issues
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3.2
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6.1
6.2
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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® 2000, Windows® XP Pro are 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.
Bentley and MicroStation are registered trademarks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated.
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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
XESKMDRV.DLL
XESUIDRV.DLL
XES32RES.DLL
XESPJL.DLL
XESGDICP.EXE
XESNET.DLL
XESNPRES.DLL
XESDRV.HLP
XESNET.HLP
Monitor.INF
XPMonitor.INF
AccXES_500.INF
AccXES_700.INF
AccXES_60x0.INF
AccXES.cat
DRV_XESG.CNT
DRV_XESG.HLP
XESGDI7.HDI
8830ANSI.FIN
8830ISO.FIN
8830ARCH.FIN
AccXES_11.0_HPGL2_D
river_Customer_Release_Not
es.pdf
Version
0.3.0.0 / 11.0.4.2650
11.0.4.1541
11.0.4.1302
11.0.4.1140
11.0.4.1080
11.0.4.1107
11.0.4.1097
1.0.0.2 / 7.0.15.91
Description
Rendering DLL
User Interface DLL
Resource DLL (localized)
AccXES PJL Language Monitor
Used to install AutoCAD 2000i Optimized driver
XES Net Port Monitor
Net Port Monitor Resource DLL (localized)
Context help file (localized)
Help file for XES Net Port (localized)
Installation file for Net Port Monitor for 2K
Installation file for Net Port Monitor for XP Pro
Installation file for the driver for 500/88xx
Installation file for the driver for 721p
Installation file for the driver for 6030/6050
Security catalog
Help contents file for AutoCAD Optimized driver
Help file for AutoCAD Optimized driver
AutoCAD 2000i, 2002 Optimized Driver
8830 Folder finisher description file
8830 Folder finisher description file
8830 Folder finisher description file
Customer Release Notes
Only one of the AccXES_*.INF files will be in each self-extracting zip file. Each self-extracting zip
file creates 7 folders, one for each supported language. The folders are Enu (English), Deu
(German), Esp (Spanish), Fra (French), Ita (Italian), Ptg (Portuguese), and Rus (Russian). The
version numbers for XES32RES.DLL and XESNPRES.DLL may be different for each language.
The version number listed is for English.
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There are 21 self-extracting zip files:
Model and language
Self-extracting zip file name
500 Series, English
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_500_enu.exe
500 Series, French
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_500_fra.exe
500 Series, Italian
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_500_ita.exe
500 Series, German
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_500_deu.exe
500 Series, Spanish
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_500_esp.exe
500 Series, Portuguese
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_500_ptg.exe
500 Series, Russian
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_500_rus.exe
721p, English
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_700_enu.exe
721p, French
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_700_fra.exe
721p, Italian
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_700_ita.exe
721p, German
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_700_deu.exe
721p, Spanish
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_700_esp.exe
721p, Portuguese
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_700_ptg.exe
721p, Russian
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_700_rus.exe
60X0, English
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_60x0_enu.exe
60X0, French
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_60x0_fra.exe
60X0, Italian
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_60x0_ita.exe
60X0, German
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_60x0_deu.exe
60X0, Spanish
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_60x0_esp.exe
60X0, Portuguese
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_60x0_ptg.exe
60X0, Russian
Accxes11.0_HPGL2_60x0_rus.exe
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3 FreeFlow Accxes HP-GL/2 Printer
Driver for 2000/XP/2003
3.1 New Release Features
This release adds support for AccXES version 11.0, adds support for the “Use Drawn Area”
command, adds support for user-specified job owner, and addresses customer issues. This
version does not support use of the XES Net Port Monitor on drivers which are shared over the
network.
3.2 Customer Issues Resolved
This release addresses the following issues:
Issue Description
Problem
Resolution
SPAR 577821919
Unable to save Account and User ID.
Issue resolved.
SPAR 228560783
Dashed lines in PDF files are printed solid.
Issue resolved.
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4 Driver Installation
Note: Ensure you are logged into Windows with proper administrative privileges to install a driver.
1. Remove any previous versions of this print driver as described in the Driver Removal
section below.
2. Start Windows 2000/XP/2003.
3. Either Download from the web (http://www.xerox.com) or 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 self-extracting file). Write down the
directory into which you extracted the files for later use.
4. On your workstation’s desktop, click “Start”,”Settings”, and “Printers” to open the
“Printers” window.
5. From the “Printers” window, double-click on the Add Printer icon.
6. If the “Add Printer Wizard” introduction screen displays, click Next.
7. Click on the Local printer radio button, unless you will be printing through a network
server, in which case you should select “Network Printer”. Deselect (uncheck) the
“Automatically detect …” check box in Windows 2000/XP Pro. Click Next.
Note: If you selected Network Printer (or Network Printer Server), you will have to click
Browse to open up the applicable network directories and sub-directories to locate your
printer’s server. Then skip to step 11.
8. When the “Select the Printer Port” window displays, do one of the following:
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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.
9. When the “Manufacturers and Printers” window displays, click Have Disk… and enter the
path to the driver files you extracted in step 3. Click OK.
10. From the displayed list of printers, select your printer (Wide Format Print System 721p,
for example) and click Next.
11. 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.
12. When the Printer Sharing window displays, select Do not share this printer, unless the
printer is directly connected to your workstation and you wish to share it with other
network users. Click Next.
13. If the printer is power on and capable of communicating with your workstation, when
prompted to print a test page select Yes.
14. Click Finish.
15. Verify that an icon representing your printer is now displayed in your desktop “Printers”
window.
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16. If you previously had an Xerox Wide Format HPGL/2 driver installed, be sure to close all
Windows programs, and then restart your computer to replace the old driver files with
new files.
Note: Upon installation, this driver will look for Windows System registry entries
previously created by the AutoCAD 2000i, 2002, or 2004 program installer. If such
entries are found, this driver will add itself to the list of available printers within the
AutoCAD program.
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5 Creating a Printer Port
If you do not have an “XES Net 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.
2. Click on New Port Type … to display the “Installing Print Monitor” dialog. Provide the
path to your driver files (specifically the file named Monitor.inf for 2000 or XPMonitor.inf
for XP Pro) 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, select ”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
1. To remove the Net Port Monitor please follow the instructions in the “Net Port Monitor
Removal” section below.
2. To remove the HP-GL/2 Printer Drivers, click on “Start”, “Settings”, “Printers”.
3. Right mouse click on the icon(s) representing your installed Wide Format Print Systems
8825, 8830, 8850, 8855, 510 Series, 721p, 6030, or 6050.
4. Select Delete from the drop-down menu.
5. Click Yes when prompted. This will remove the Printer Driver(s) from your Printers
folder.
6. From the Printers folder, select “File”, “Server Properties”, then select the “Drivers” tab.
7. From the list on the “Drivers” tab, select all Xerox Wide Format HP-GL/2 drivers.
8. Click the “Remove” button.
9. Click Yes when prompted. This will remove the Printer Drivers from your Windows
operating system.
10. Make sure your registry is backed up.
11. Using RegEdit, remove the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\XES
PJL key.
12. If there are any files from the “Release Content” list (either the one in this document, or
the one in the document from the release you are deleting) remaining on your hard drive,
remove them using Windows Explorer. You may need to reboot the system before the
files are available for deletion.
13. Reboot.
6.2 Removing from AutoCAD 2000i/2002/2004/2005
1. Start Windows Explorer.
2. Delete the XESGDI7.HDI file from the \DRV directory of AutoCAD 2000i/2002.
3. Delete the DRV_XESG.CNT and DRV_XESG.HLP files from the \HELP directory of
AutoCAD 2000i/2002.
4. If it exists, delete the XESWMSG.DLL file from Program Files\Common
Files\Autodesk Common.
5. Empty your Recycle Bin and restart Windows.
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7 Net Port Monitor Removal
1. If any Printer Drivers are using the XES Net Port, change them to use a different port
(such a “FILE”).
2. Select Printers Folder/File/Server Properties.
3. On the Ports tab, select all XES Network Ports in the list, and click the Delete Port
button.
4. Make sure your registry is backed up.
5. Using RegEdit, remove the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\XES
Net Port key.
6. Reboot the system.
7. Delete XESNet.DLL, XESNet.HLP and XESNPRES.DLL from the Windows directory
tree, if they exist.
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8 Known Issues
The following is a list of the known issues with this release of the Windows 2000/XP Pro
XES Net Port Monitor:
If you log off Windows 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. This is due to an
incompatibility of the common spin button control in the spooler environment after logging back
into Windows.
If a driver using the net port is installed by an admin and used by a non admin on the same
machine, the “Refresh” button does not work for the non admin.
The “Refresh” button on the Device Options Tab in Printer Properties is used only when the
printer is using the XES Net Port. Sometimes, the button may not work unless the “Refresh on
open” checkbox is also checked.
The following is a list of the known issues with this release of the Windows 2000/XP Pro
Printer Driver:
ALL APPLICATIONS:
When a driver is installed from a server, and a finisher is attached to the printer, the finisher does
not always get installed on the client machine. If this is the case, you must install the finisher
locally.
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, and 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\Monitors\XES PJL
When the driver is installed on a server, and a folder is installed, the folder settings are not
copied to a client which installs the driver.
When the driver is installed from a version shared from a server, the “Enable advanced printing
features” checkbox on the Advanced Tab of Printer Properties should not be checked.
Occasionally saving job accounting information will cause an error.
ACCOUNTING:
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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”, and “Print Processor”.
WINDOWS 2000:
When updating a driver if you receive an error message “Printer Driver was not installed.
Operation could not be completed.” Delete the printer from the Printers Folder, restart, and Add
the printer again.
WINDOWS XP:
If the printer port is created from an account that does not have administrator rights will not work
correctly. Test prints will not print, and other applications may not be able to use the printer.
AutoCAD:
Wipeouts and Text Masks do not always work.
AUTOCAD LT:
Paper size must be set in the application. AutoCAD LT ignores certain settings in the driver and
paper size is one of the settings overridden.
BENTLY MICROSTATION:
Bentley Microstation overrides all driver features. See Microstation web site at
http://selectservices.bentley.com/supporttools/index.htm
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.
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Color darkening gets overridden with CorelDraw.
IMAGING:
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”.
When 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 a custom paper size from within the driver and the tries to print,
and 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.
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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 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.
Adobe Acrobat Reader:
When the driver’s margin settings are all set to 0, some files might be printed incorrectly. The
workaround is to leave the driver’s margin settings at the default values.
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Prepared by:
Xerox Corporation
800 Phillips Road
Building 139-64A
Webster, New York 14580-9791
USA
©XEROX Inc. 2006. All rights reserved.
Printed in the United States of America
XEROX®, XEROX Wide Format 510DP, XES Synergix 8850 Digital Solution, Synergix Scan
System, AccXES, and acronym, XEROX, are trademarks of XEROX CORPORATION.
1/2006
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