HP GL/2/HP RTL Driver User Guide, v 7.0 - ELJO Document

HP GL/2/HP RTL Driver User Guide, v 7.0 - ELJO Document
XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855
HP GL/2 & HP RTL, AutoCAD
2000i Optimized, Print Driver User
Guide
701P36885
July 2001
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Table of Contents
Appearance and Purpose of the NT4.0 Printer Properties Dialog . 21
Tabs of the NT4.0 Printer Properties Dialog ................................. 22
Trademark Acknowledgments ......................................................... i
Introduction...................................................................................... 1
Purpose of this Guide ..................................................................... 1
Basic Requirements........................................................................ 1
Downloading this Driver from the Internet ....................................... 1
How to Use this Guide .................................................................... 2
Before You Start .............................................................................. 3
Check your protocol........................................................................ 3
Check your port .............................................................................. 3
Appearance and Purpose of the Windows 2000 Printer Properties
Dialog ........................................................................................... 29
Tabs of the Windows 2000 Printer Properties Dialog.................... 30
Creating a Printer Port (NT4.0/2000) ........................................................ 3
Print a PRINTER CONFIGURATION Test Print.............................. 4
Driver Installation (NT4.0/2000)....................................................... 5
Driver/Port Installation (95/98) ........................................................ 6
Driver Configuration ........................................................................ 7
Accessing the Printer Properties Dialog.......................................... 7
Appearance and Purpose of the Windows 95/98 Printer Properties
Dialog ............................................................................................. 8
Tabs of the Windows 95/98 Printer Properties Dialog..................... 9
General Tab .............................................................................................. 9
Details Tab .............................................................................................. 10
Sharing Tab............................................................................................. 11
Paper Tab ............................................................................................... 12
Job Tab ................................................................................................... 13
BANNER PAGE.................................................................................. 13
LABELING .......................................................................................... 13
RASTER STAMP................................................................................ 14
FINISHING.......................................................................................... 14
PLOT NESTING ................................................................................. 15
MEDIA MISMATCH ............................................................................ 15
JOB PRIORITY................................................................................... 16
Graphics Tab........................................................................................... 17
Monochrome Tab .................................................................................... 18
Device Options Tab................................................................................. 19
General Tab ............................................................................................ 22
Ports Tab................................................................................................. 23
Scheduling Tab ....................................................................................... 24
Sharing Tab............................................................................................. 25
Security Tab ............................................................................................ 26
Device Options Tab................................................................................. 27
General Tab ............................................................................................ 30
Sharing Tab............................................................................................. 31
Ports Tab................................................................................................. 32
Advanced Tab ......................................................................................... 33
Color Management Tab .......................................................................... 34
Security Tab ............................................................................................ 35
Device Options Tab................................................................................. 36
From the Print Command of your Application ............................... 38
Accessing the Document Properties Dialog............................................ 38
IN WINDOWS 95/98/NT 4.0............................................................... 38
IN WINDOWS 2000............................................................................ 38
IN AUTOCAD 2000I............................................................................ 38
Appearance and Purpose of the Document Properties Dialog ............... 39
SAVING A PC3 FILE IN AUTOCAD 2000I ......................................... 39
Tabs of the Document Properties Dialog ...................................... 40
Paper Tab ............................................................................................... 40
Job Tab ................................................................................................... 41
BANNER PAGE.................................................................................. 41
LABELING .......................................................................................... 41
RASTER STAMP................................................................................ 41
FINISHING.......................................................................................... 42
PLOT NESTING ................................................................................. 42
MEDIA MISMATCH ............................................................................ 42
JOB PRIORITY................................................................................... 43
Graphics Tab........................................................................................... 44
Monochrome Tab .................................................................................... 45
Removing the Driver...................................................................... 46
Removing the Net Port Monitor .................................................... 47
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Introduction
Purpose of this Guide
The purpose of this Guide is to assist you with instructions for installing the
Windows HP-GL/2, AutoCAD 2000i Optimized, Print Driver and Net Port
Monitor (if required) on your workstation. This Guide also includes
procedures for configuring driver settings to meet your printing needs, and
removing the driver or Net Port Monitor when desired.
Downloading this Driver from the
Internet
To download this driver from the Internet, if required, go to
http://www.xes.com.
The driver is downloaded as a self-extracting WinZip file. After downloading
to your workstation, double click on the driver file to unzip all component files
to the default location of "c:\temp" on your hard drive.
An electronic copy of this guide is available on the internet at
http://www.xes.com.
Basic Requirements
A 90 MHz Pentium-compatible workstation, with 32MB of RAM, if running
Windows 95/98/NT4.0 with AutoCAD R14 or LT.
A 133 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible workstation, with 32MB of RAM, if
running Windows 95/98/NT4/2000 with AutoCAD 2000.
A 133 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible workstation, with 256MB RAM, if
running Windows 2000 Server with AutoCAD 2000 (233 MHz minimum for
AutoCAD 2000i).
A 233 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible workstation, with 64MB of RAM, if
running Windows 95/98/NT4/2000 with AutoCAD 2000i.
A working knowledge of your workstation’s operating system.
Windows NT 4.0, build 1381, with Service Pack 3 or newer. Click on
"Start," "Programs," "Windows NT Explorer," "Help," "About," to verify this.
Appropriate cabling connecting your workstation to the network or directly to
the 8825/8830/8850/8855 printer's AccXES Controller.
Appropriate protocols and ports enabled on both the printer and
workstation, with a connection established through the network or directly
between the printer and your workstation.
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How to Use this Guide
1. Read “Before You Start” for valuable information on checking the
status of your communication protocol and printer port.
2. Install the driver and Net Port Monitor (if needed) on your
workstation as stated in the Driver Installation section of this Guide.
3. Configure the driver settings to meet your needs as stated in the
Driver Configuration section of this Guide.
4. Click OK on the Print Screen (Windows applications) or the Plot Screen
(AutoCAD 2000i) to print your job.
5. If you no longer need the driver, remove the driver as stated in the
Removing the Driver section of this Guide.
6. If you no longer need the Net Port Monitor, remove it as stated in the
Removing the Net Port Monitor section of this Guide.
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Before You Start
Check your port
Check your protocol
For Windows NT 4.0 and 2000, make sure that you have a printer port
available on your workstation before starting the driver installation. Click
“Start,” “Settings,” “Printers,” “File,” “Server Properties” and the “Ports” tab to
view the list of available ports.
Before installing this Driver, consider the following:
For Windows 95 and 98, you will be given an opportunity to check available
ports, as well as to add an "XES TCP/IP Port," during driver installation.
You will need the TCP/IP protocol installed at BOTH your workstation
and the printer's Controller to facilitate communications.
Creating a Printer Port (NT4.0/2000)
Check the protocols that are currently enabled at your workstation.
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.
For Windows 95/98, right mouse click on “Network Neighborhood,” then
select “Properties” and check for TCP/IP in the list of installed components.
Note: You must have administrator privileges to install or add this port.
For Windows NT 4.0, right mouse click on “Network Neighborhood,” select
“Properties,” then left mouse click on the “Protocols” Tab.
1. Begin by clicking “Start,” “Settings,” “Printers,” “File,” “Server Properties,”
“Ports” tab. Click the Add Port… button.
For Windows 2000, right mouse click on "My Network Places," select
"Properties," right mouse click on "Local Area Connection," and select
"Properties."
2. Click on New Monitor… (NT4.0) or New Port Type… (2000) to display
the "Installing Print Monitor" dialog. Provide the path to your driver files
(specifically the file named Monitor.inf) and click Open.
Check the protocols that are currently enabled at the printer by printing a
PRINTER CONFIGURATION Test Print as stated in this Guide.
3. When the "Installing Print Monitor" screen displays again, indicating the
path to the print monitor, click OK.
If you will be changing protocols from an existing working setup, or setting up
a new protocol, you should refer to the step-by-step setup instructions
provided in the XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Network Administrator’s
Guide available on the Internet at http://www.xes.com. The Network
Administrator's Guide is in Adobe Acrobat format with the name of
“admine.pdf.” To read this document you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
software, 3.0 or higher, installed on your workstation.
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
your 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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Print a PRINTER CONFIGURATION Test
Print
To check the communication settings of the printer, print a PRINTER
CONFIGURATION Test Print as follows:
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While the Printer is NOT printing, from the Web Printer Manager Tool,
accessed through a web browser installed on your workstation, select
PRINTER DEFAULTS, TEST PRINT.
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Select the Minimal button to get a Configuration test print.
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Select the Back arrow to return to the Test Print choices screen.
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You can now exit the Web PMT by closing your web browser.
Note: You can also print a test print from the UTILITIES menu of the
8825/8830/8850 Printer Control Panel, as explained in the XES Synergix
8825/8830/8850/8855 System Introduction or the XES Synergix
8825/8830 Controller Setup Manual for Firmware 7.0.
Figure 1. Typical Printer Configuration Test Print
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Driver Installation (NT4.0/2000)
1. Start Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 on your workstation.
2. Insert the CD ROM containing this driver, in your language, into your
workstation's drive and unzip your driver file (typically accomplished by
double clicking on the self-extracting file).
Note: If you 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" 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 (NT4.0) or the Local printer (2000) radio
button, unless you will be printing through a network server, in which case
you should select "Network Printer Server" (NT4.0) or "Network printer"
(2000). Deselect (uncheck) the "Automatically detect…" check box in
Windows 2000. Click Next.
Note: If you selected Network Printer Server (or Network printer), you will
have to click Browse (NT4) or Next (2000) to open up the applicable
network directories and sub-directories to locate your printer's server.
7. When the "Available Ports" window (NT4.0) or "Select the Printer Port"
window (2000) displays, do one of the following:
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Select an XES TCP/IP port from 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 this Guide.
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If you selected "Network Printer Server" (or "Network Printer") in step
6 above, you do NOT have to perform this port selection step. Click
Next.
example, the drive letter for your CD ROM drive, or c:\temp for
downloaded internet files). Click OK.
Note: You can also use the Browse button to locate and select the
required ".inf" file.
9. From the displayed list of printers, select XES Synergix
8825/8830/8850/8855 and click Next.
10. When prompted, accept the default printer name shown, or use your
keyboard to give your printer a more descriptive name. Do NOT enter a
dash in your printer's name without placing a character space before and
after the dash. Windows will interpret a dash without spaces as a
command and malfunction.
11. Select either Yes or No to make this printer your default windows printer.
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 Not Shared (NT4.0) or
Do not share this printer (2000), 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 powered on and capable of communicating with your
workstation, when prompted to print a test page select Yes.
14. Click Finish.
15. If the message "Digital Signature is Not Found" displays, and you are
prompted as to whether you wish to continue the installation, click Yes.
16. Verify that an icon representing your printer is now displayed in your
desktop "Printers" window.
Note: Upon installation, this driver will look for Windows System registry
entries created by the AutoCAD 2000i program installer. If such entries
are found, this driver will add itself to the list of available printers (plotters)
within the AutoCAD program.
8. When the "Manufacturers and Printers" window displays, click Have
Disk… and enter the path to the driver files on your workstation (for
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9. When the "Available Ports" window displays, depending upon your
situation, do the following:
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If you selected "Network Printer" in step 6 above, you do NOT have
to perform this port selection step. Click Next.
1. Start Windows 95/98 on your workstation.
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2. Insert the CD ROM containing this driver, in your language, into your
workstation's drive and unzip your driver file (typically accomplished by
double clicking on the self-extracting file).
If you already have an XES Net Port installed, select the port from the
displayed list and click Next.
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If you do NOT already have an XES Net Port installed, click Add
Port… to display the Net Port dialog. Enter the IP Address of your
printer in the entry box and click OK. When the Transmission Retry
dialog displays, accept the default value of 30 seconds and click OK.
Click Next.
Note: If you 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" window.
4. From the "Printers" window, double click on the Add Printer icon.
5. When the "Add Printer Wizard" displays, click Next.
6. Click on the Local printer radio button, unless you will be printing
through a network server in which case you should select Network
printer.
Note: If you select 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 "Manufacturers and Printers" windows display, click Have
Disk… and enter the path to the driver files on your workstation (for
example, the drive letter for your CD ROM drive or C:\temp\ for
downloaded internet files). Click OK.
8. When the "Printers" window displays, select XES Synergix
8825/8830/8850/8855 and click Next.
Note: If an older HP-GL/2/HP RTL driver was installed on your
workstation, a screen will be displayed asking you if you wish to "Keep
existing driver," or "Replace existing driver." Choose "Replace existing
driver," unless you have a reason to keep an older version of the driver
on your system.
10. When prompted, accept the default printer name shown, or use your
keyboard to give your printer a more descriptive name.
11. Select either Yes or No to make this printer your default windows printer.
Choose Yes if you will be printing primarily to this printer from your
windows applications. Click Next.
12. If the printer is powered on and capable of communicating with your
workstation, select Yes when prompted to print a test page.
13. Click Finish.
14. Verify that an icon representing your printer is now displayed in your
desktop “Printers” window.
Note: Upon installation, this driver will look for Windows System registry
entries created by the AutoCAD 2000i program installer. If such entries
are found, this driver will add itself to the list of available printers (plotters)
within the AutoCAD program.
Driver Configuration
Accessing the Printer Properties Dialog
From your Desktop, click “Start,” “Settings,” and “Printers” to open the
Printers Window revealing a representative icon for your XES Synergix
8825/8830/8850/8855 HP-GL/2 & HP RTL printer driver.
From this window, if you right mouse click on the printer icon, then left mouse
click on Properties, you will open the Printer Properties dialog (set of tabbed
screens).
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Appearance and Purpose of the
Windows 95/98 Printer Properties
Dialog
The Printer Properties dialog (Figure 2) contains numerous printer
parameters that can be chosen as the default driver settings for ALL print
jobs by left mouse clicking on the appropriate tab and making the available
selections.
After making your selections on each Tab, click Apply to apply your new
settings to the driver. Click Restore Defaults to restore factory default
settings. Click OK to save all settings and close the currently-displayed driver
dialog. Click Cancel to escape from the currently-displayed dialog
WITHOUT saving changed settings.
Figure 2. Typical Windows 95/98 Printer Properties Dialog
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Driver Configuration (Printer Properties Dialog)
Tabs of the Windows 95/98 Printer
Properties Dialog
General Tab
The General Tab enables you to print a test page by clicking the Print Test
Page button. This feature is useful in verifying the ability of your workstation
to successfully communicate with the printer's Controller.
The Separator Page feature is not supported.
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Tabs of the Windows 95/98 Printer Properties Dialog
(continued)
Details Tab
The Details Tab allows you to select the currently active port for the displayed
printer, or to add, delete, or capture ports as required. You MUST have an
active port created and selected for use with the printer or you will not be able
to print. As the XES Net Port (i.e. XES TCP/IP Port) is usually installed at the
time that you install the driver, this port would typically be displayed in the
"Print to the following port" box.
The current driver (e.g., XES Synergix 8825) is displayed in the "Print using
the following driver" box. Do NOT change this setting. If you change this
setting, your print jobs will be using the wrong driver to print to the printer. As
a result, your job may not print correctly.
The Spool Settings… button allows you to change the settings for the
Windows spooler, which directs print jobs to your workstation's memory,
freeing your software application from its printing task so that you can
continue working. Printing communications then occur in the background
between the Spooler and the printer's Controller.
Note: Unless you are a qualified Systems Administrator, it is
recommended that you leave the Spool Settings at their factory default
values.
The Port Settings… button enables you to change settings for the displayed
port.
Note: Unless you are a qualified Systems Administrator, it is
recommended that you leave the Port Settings at their factory default
values.
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Tabs of the Windows 95/98 Printer Properties Dialog
(continued)
Sharing Tab
The Sharing Tab allows you to share your workstation-connected printer with
others in a peer-to-peer network environment.
If applicable to your printer installation, a qualified Systems Administrator can
supply you with the appropriate settings for this Tab.
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Media type: – Use the drop-down arrow to select your default media type
from the displayed list. The factory default setting is Bond.
Paper Tab
Media source: - This parameter displays the default media source. Use the
drop-down arrow to select your default media source from the displayed list.
The factory default setting is Automatically Select.
This Tab allows you to set a number of parameters to determine how your
document will appear on the printed media. Options include:
Orientation - Click on the appropriate radio button to select a default, printed
document orientation. The factory default setting is Portrait.
Application media size - Select a media size as the default media size for
the driver to display when printing your jobs. Accept the default value or
choose a size that matches your application’s typical page layout. Use the
drop-down arrow to the right of the selection box to reveal the full list of
choices. The default media size is Letter (8.5x11").
Copy Count – Enter a number from 1 to 999 as your default number of
document copies to print. The factory default setting is 1.
Media Sizes… button - Click this button to open the Media Sizes dialog
enabling you to modify the sizes displayed in the "Application media size:"
drop-down list.
Media Sizes dialog
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You can use the Custom media size settings of this dialog to set up
a custom page size to display in the "Application media size:" dropdown list.
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Use the Media mapping drop-down list to specify how the custom
media size will be mapped to the media rolls installed in the printer.
If you select Any, Any ANSI, Any ARCH, or Any ISO, the Controller
will select the smallest media size in the specified media family to
print your job on. Automatic rotation of the job will be performed as
needed. If you select Any Roll (the factory default setting), the
Controller will select the smallest media roll that the job fits on.
Automatic rotation of the job will be performed as needed.
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Use the Available media sizes check boxes to determine the media
families to display in the "Application media size:" drop-down list. By
default all boxes are checked (display set to on).
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Use the User Defined Media… button to provide new media names,
with accompanying sizes and media mapping, to the "Application
media size:" drop-down list.
Margin & Justification… button – This button opens the dialog used to set
the margins and justification that the Controller uses to place your printed job
on the media. The margins set here are used as the device margins by your
software application. Margins can be set to zero to make the whole
application media size the printable area, or left at their default of 0.20", which
are the printer’s recommended tolerances.
Tabs of the Windows 95/98 Printer Properties Dialog
(continued)
Job Tab
BANNER PAGE
This option allows you to determine whether a banner page is printed before
or after your job. You can also select Printer Defaults to let banner page
printing be determined by the parameters stored in the printer's Controller, as
set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool. The default driver setting is
None, meaning that no banner page is specified.
LABELING
This option allows you to determine if a plot label will be applied to your print
job. You can select either Printer default or User defined.
Printer Default uses the default label stored in the Controller, if a default
label was previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool.
If you select User defined, the Settings… button will be enabled. When you
click this button, a Label dialog will display allowing you to create a label of
1048 characters in length. Using this dialog, label placement position, font
type, font size, and text shading attributes can be individually set. Text
shading has a range of 0% (white text) to 100% (solid black text).
The factory default setting for the Labeling option is None meaning that no
label is specified by the driver.
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RASTER STAMP
This option allows you to determine if a raster stamp will be applied to your
print job. You can select either Printer default or User defined.
Printer Default uses the default raster stamp stored in the Controller, if a
default stamp was previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool.
If you select User defined, the Settings… button will be enabled. When you
click this button, a Raster Stamp dialog will display allowing you to select a
known, Controller-resident stamp from the "Raster stamp name" drop-down
list. If a list of Controller-resident stamps is not displayed, you can enter a
known stamp name of up to 32 alphanumeric characters in the "Raster stamp
name" text box.
Using this dialog, raster stamp placement position, stamp rotation, and
scaling attributes can be individually set. Scaling has a range of 10% to
999% in your choice of two options. Select the Relative to drawing radio
button if you wish to have your stamp scaled in size to the plot image that it is
being applied to. Select Absolute if you wish to have the scaling factor
literally applied to the stamp file itself.
The factory default setting for the Raster Stamp option is None meaning that
no stamp is specified by the driver.
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FINISHING
Note: If you do not have a finishing device (folder) installed, "Folder
bypass" will be displayed in gray and any other options will be
unavailable for selection.
If you have an attached finishing device, and bi-directional communications
are enabled in the driver (using the Spool Settings… button on the Details
Tab), the finishing device will be automatically detected. When a finishing
device has been detected by the driver, the drop-down list will enable you to
select either Printer default or User defined.
Printer Default uses the default finisher settings stored in the Controller,
previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool.
If you select User defined, the Settings… button will be enabled. When you
click this button, a Finishing Options dialog will display allowing you to select
the finishing program to use with your Finishing Device. For an explanation
of the individual dialog features, click the "?" key in the upper right corner of
the dialog.
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Job Tab, Windows 95/98 Printer Properties (continued)
PLOT NESTING
This option allows you to determine if plot nesting will be applied to your print
job. The purpose of Plot Nesting is to efficiently group the printing of plots on
a single sheet of media to eliminate media waste. You can select either
Printer default or Single job.
Printer Default uses the default plot nesting settings stored in the Controller,
previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool. These predetermined settings include: Exclusive nesting (i.e. reserved to a Single Job),
Timeout, Margins (between nested plots), and maximum Nesting Length.
Single Job creates a plot nest restricted to the contents of your current job.
Plots from other job sources will not be intermixed with plots from your job. If
you select User defined, the Settings… button will be enabled. When you
click this button, a Plot Nesting Options dialog will display allowing you to
adjust the margins between printed images on your nested page.
MEDIA MISMATCH
Working with the Media Mismatch Mode parameters set up by your System
Administrator using the Web Printer Manager Tool, you can select one of four
available options to determine how you would like to handle mismatches
between your job’s media type, or size, and media types, or sizes, installed in
the printer.
Printer Default uses the default plot nesting settings stored in the Controller,
previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool (PMT). This is the
default driver setting.
Scale To Fit will scale the size of your job to the nearest, printer-installed
medium to your requested print size.
Block Printing will cause the printer to hold a media mismatched job until the
proper medium has been installed in the printer. Depending upon how the
System Administrator has set up the Mismatch parameters using the Web
PMT, the mismatched job will either halt printing, or send the job to a
mismatch queue for later recall and media size or type resolution.
Substitute Media will substitute a medium size or type on which to print the
requested, mismatched job in either a 1 to 1 ratio or scaled to fit currently
installed media. This is a “print at all costs” option.
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Job Tab, Windows 95/98 Printer Properties (continued)
JOB PRIORITY
This option lets you select a job processing priority. The range is from 1 to
10, with 1 representing a low priority job and 10 representing a high priority
job. Higher priority jobs generally print faster in a print queue than lower
priority jobs. Click on the up or down arrows to set your priority.
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Tabs of the Windows 95/98 Printer Properties Dialog
(continued)
Rotation - Click on the arrow to the right of the selection box to reveal a
drop-down list of printed image rotation options.
•
Auto - This selection lets the Controller determine printed image rotation
for the most economical placement of document pages on available
media. This is the default driver setting.
This Tab allows you to modify the driver settings for Scaling, Mirroring, and
Rotation.
•
0, 90, 180, 270 - Any one of these selections produces printed image
rotation to the degree specified.
Scaling - Click on the radio button of your choice to select one of three
available scaling options.
Enable RTL native mode resolution - This box is checked (enabled by
factory default) to have the Controller optimize resolution for your printed job.
If you remove the check mark from this box, your image will be placed on the
media using a 300 dpi coordinate system.
Graphics Tab
•
Printer default - This selection uses the default scaling parameter stored
in the Controller, previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool.
This is the default driver setting.
•
To fit - This selection automatically scales your image to fit the media
size that you choose from the drop-down list to the right of the "To fit"
radio button.
•
Fixed - This selection scales your image by the percentage that you
specify using the up or down arrows to the right of the "Fixed" radio
button. Fixed scaling has a range of 10% to 999% in 1% increments.
Raster image scaling - Click on the radio button of your choice to select one
of two available options to be used when raster images are scaled down.
•
Line - This selection tells the Controller to use a pixel-preserving
algorithm to preserve fine lines for image size reductions.
•
Photo - This selection tells the Controller to use a simple pixel-depleting
algorithm for image size reductions. This is the default driver setting.
Mirroring - Click on the check box of your choice to place a check mark in
the box for the type of mirror image printing that you desire.
•
Mirror X - This selection will mirror print your image along the horizontal
access.
•
Mirror Y - This selection will mirror print your image along the vertical
axis.
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Tabs of the Windows 95/98 Printer Properties Dialog
(continued)
Monochrome Tab
Resolution - This selection box displays the driver's current resolution setting
for jobs being sent to the printer. The factory default setting is 400 dpi. You
can click on the arrow to the right of the selection box to reveal a drop-down
list including 200 dpi, 300 dpi, and 400 dpi. If you select a lower resolution
than the factory default, the size of your print file will be smaller and the
speed of printing will be faster. The quality of printing will be lower, however,
with less image sharpness and detail.
Make all color black - If this option is enabled (with a check mark in the
box), the driver will force all colors in your job to be printed in black, instead of
being represented by grayscales. If this is desirable, use your mouse to
place a check mark in the box. This option is disabled by factory default.
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to. These must be the same numbers (or User and Account
identifications) that were assigned to you by your System Administrator.
Failure to enter in a valid number (ID) will result in the printing of an error
page.
Tabs of the Windows 95/98 Printer Properties Dialog
(continued)
Device Options Tab
•
If Accounting is Optionally enabled at the Controller, as shown on the
Account Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox will
be enabled (checked) by default and the Settings… button will be
available for selection. You may choose whether or not to participate in
accounting. If you choose to participate, click on the Settings… button
and enter in your account number of 1 to 999999 and sub-account
number of 1 to 9999 (Firmware 6.1 or older), or a User ID and Account ID
of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters (Firmware 7.0 or newer), to charge
media use to. These must be the same numbers (or User and Account
identifications) that were assigned to you by your System Administrator.
If you choose not to participate, there is no penalty for non-participation.
You job will print normally.
•
If Accounting is disabled at the Controller, as shown on the Account
Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox and
Settings… button will be disabled and unavailable for selection.
Display Units - Select one of the two available radio buttons to set "display
units" in inches or millimeters for all applicable, driver-displayed options. The
driver default setting is English (inch).
Refresh printer configuration - With bi-directional communications enabled
from the Spool Settings… button of the Details Tab, this checkbox and
Refresh button enable the retrieval of driver feature information obtained from
the Controller.
•
•
Refresh on open checkbox - If this option is enabled (with a check
mark in the box), the driver will retrieve information from the
Controller every time the Printer Properties dialog is opened from
your desktop. The box is checked (enabled) by factory default. If
you wish to disable this feature, use your mouse to remove the check
mark from the box.
Refresh button - You can refresh the driver with Controller
information at any time by clicking this button.
Printer Accounting checkbox and Settings button
Note: This feature is meant to work with the Job Accounting parameters
set up by your System Administrator.
DEPENDING UPON THE CONTROLLER FIRMWARE VERSION
detected by refreshing this driver as described above, the printer
accounting feature will require EITHER the entry of numbers, OR the
entry of alphanumeric characters.
•
If Accounting is enabled at the Controller, as shown on the Account
Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox will be
enabled (checked) by default and the Settings… button will be available
for selection. Click on the Settings… button to enter in an account
number of 1 to 999999 and a sub-account number of 1 to 9999
(Firmware 6.1 or older), or a User ID and Account ID of 1 to 32
alphanumeric characters (Firmware 7.0 or newer) to charge media use
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Device Options Tab, Windows 95/98 Printer Properties
(continued)
Firmware revision - This selection box shows you the version of Controller
firmware that is supplying the driver with feature information to display.
With bi-directional communication enabled from the Spool Settings… button
of the Details Tab, the drop-down arrow will be unavailable for selection.
With bi-directional communication disabled, you will have to use the dropdown arrow to select the firmware version matching the version that is
installed in your Controller to display the correct driver features.
Finisher type - With bi-directional communication enabled from the Spool
Settings… button of the Details Tab, this selection box shows you the finisher
device currently attached to your printer. With bi-directional communication
disabled, you can select <add finisher> to add a new finisher to the dropdown list using a Finisher Description File (.fin).
Notes:
When you add a new finisher to this list, then select the finisher name,
and click OK on the Device Options dialog, the Finishing drop-down list of
the Job Tab will be enabled, allowing you to configure settings for your
"User defined" Finishing device.
If you add a Finisher Description File for a finisher already in the dropdown list, the new information will overwrite the current finisher
information.
Roll Configuration… button - With bi-directional communication enabled
from the Spool Settings… button of the Details Tab, when you click this
button you will see a display of printer-installed media and the status of each
medium (none, full, empty, low). With bi-directional communication disabled,
you will have to use the drop-down arrows to select your printer-installed
media for the driver to correctly report installed media under the Media
Source list of the Paper Tab. Without bi-directional communication support,
the status of each medium will be displayed as "unknown."
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Appearance and Purpose of the NT4.0
Printer Properties Dialog
The Tabs of the NT4.0 Printer Properties dialog appear as shown in Figure 3.
The purpose of the Printer Properties Dialog in NT4.0 is to display, and
enable the configuration of, general Windows functions for the driver.
To modify the default driver settings for ALL print jobs in NT4.0, from the
Printers Window, right mouse click on your printer's icon, then select
"Document Defaults."
Continued on next page.
Figure 3. Typical Windows NT 4.0 Printer Properties
Dialog
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Driver Configuration (Printer Properties Dialog)
Tabs of the NT4.0 Printer Properties
Dialog
General Tab
The General Tab enables you to print a test page by clicking the Print Test
Page button. This feature is useful in verifying the ability of your workstation
to successfully communicate with the printer's Controller.
The current driver is displayed in the "Driver" box. Do NOT change this
setting. If you change this setting, your print jobs will be using the wrong
driver to print to your printer. As a result, your job may not print correctly.
If you click on Print Processor… you can change the default Windows
output data type, used only if your application does not specify a data type. If
the data type is RAW, the Windows print processor does not modify your
document. Leave this setting at the factory default of RAW.
Click on Separator Page to have a separator page printed to make it easier
to locate your document among others at the printer. Note that you will have
to click Browse to find a suitable .sep file.
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Tabs of the NT4.0 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Ports Tab
The Ports Tab allows you to select the currently active port for the displayed
printer, or allows you to add, delete, or configure ports as required. You
MUST have an active port created and selected for use with the XES
Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 printer or you will not be able to print. If you
do not have an XES Net Port (XES TCP/IP Port) installed, you can install one
using the procedure stated in "Creating a Printer Port (NT4.0/2000)" in this
User Guide. Make sure that an appropriate port is selected (with a check
mark in the box) for use with your printer.
Note: If you have previously installed an XES TCP/IP Port, you can click
the Add Port… button at any time to create a new printer port. Make
sure to select XES Net Port from the list of available port types, then click
the New Port… button. Enter the IP Address of your printer's Controller
when prompted. Accept the default Timeout value on the displayed
"Configuration" dialog. To delete a port see the instructions at the end of
this User Guide entitled "Removing the Net Port Monitor."
Through this tab you can also check or uncheck “Enable bi-directional
support” to allow you to have bi-directional communication between your
computer and your printer. By default, the “Enable bi-directional support” box
is checked.
Note: A check mark in the “Enable bi-directional support” box allows bidirectional communication to take place between your workstation (this
driver) and the controller for display of features matching the version of
firmware running in your Controller.
You can also check or uncheck “Enable printer pooling” which allows you
to print to the first available printer in a "pool" of identical printers. To set up a
printer pool, check "Enable printer pooling" and then select the check boxes
for all the printer ports that you want to include in the "pool."
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Tabs of the NT4.0 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Scheduling Tab
You can use the Scheduling tab to specify times when the printer is available
by selecting either “Always available” or “Available from” and choosing a
range of times the printer is available.
You can also select the “Priority” of printing, ranging from 1 (lowest) to 99
(highest). Higher priority documents will print before lower priority documents
in the print queue.
The Scheduling tab also allows you to select a variety of spooling options, so
that you can control the spooling of print jobs to your workstation's memory,
quickly freeing your software application from its printing task. Unless you
are having windows spooler problems, it is best if these settings are left at
their factory default values.
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Tabs of the NT4.0 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Sharing Tab
The Sharing Tab allows you to share a printer that you have ownership of
with others in a network environment.
If applicable to your printer installation, a qualified Systems Administrator can
supply you with the appropriate settings for this Tab.
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Tabs of the NT4.0 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Security Tab
This Tab is used to set up printer administrator permissions, printer auditing
information, and printer ownership for a shared printer in a network
environment. These are tasks that should be performed by a qualified
Systems Administrator.
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Tabs of the NT4.0 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
•
If Accounting is Optionally enabled at the Controller, as shown on the
Account Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox will
be enabled (checked) by default and the Settings… button will be
available for selection. You may choose whether or not to participate in
accounting. If you choose to participate, click on the Settings… button
and enter in your account number of 1 to 999999 and sub-account
number of 1 to 9999 (Firmware 6.1 or older), or a User ID and Account ID
of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters (Firmware 7.0 or newer), to charge
media use to. These must be the same numbers (or User and Account
identifications) that were assigned to you by your System Administrator.
If you choose not to participate, there is no penalty for non-participation.
Your job will print normally.
•
If Accounting is disabled at the Controller, as shown on the Account
Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox and
Settings… button will be disabled and unavailable for selection.
Device Options Tab
Display Units - Select one of the two available radio buttons to set "display
units" in inches or millimeters for all applicable, driver-displayed options. The
driver default setting is English (inch).
Refresh printer configuration - With bi-directional communications enabled
from the checkbox on the Ports Tab, this checkbox and Refresh button
enable the retrieval of driver feature information obtained from the Controller.
•
•
Refresh on open checkbox - If this option is enabled (with a check
mark in the box), the driver will retrieve information from the
Controller every time the Printer Properties dialog is opened from
your desktop. If you wish to disable this feature, use your mouse to
remove the check mark from the box.
Continued on next page.
Refresh button - You can refresh the driver with Controller
information at any time by clicking this button.
Printer Accounting checkbox and Settings button
Note: This feature is meant to work with the Job Accounting parameters
set up by your System Administrator.
DEPENDING UPON THE CONTROLLER FIRMWARE VERSION
detected by refreshing this driver as described above, the printer
accounting feature will require EITHER the entry of numbers, OR the
entry of alphanumeric characters.
•
If Accounting is enabled at the Controller, as shown on the Account
Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox will be
enabled (checked) by default and the Settings… button will be available
for selection. Click on the Settings… button to enter in an account
number of 1 to 999999 and a sub-account number of 1 to 9999
(Firmware 6.1 or older), or a User ID and Account ID of 1 to 32
alphanumeric characters (Firmware 7.0 or newer) to charge media use
to. These must be the same numbers (or User and Account
identifications) that were assigned to you by your System Administrator.
Failure to enter in a valid number (ID) will result in the printing of an error
page.
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Device Options Tab, NT4.0 Printer Properties (continued)
Firmware revision - This selection box shows you the version of Controller
firmware that is supplying the driver with feature information to display.
With bi-directional communication enabled from the checkbox on the Ports
Tab, the drop-down arrow will be unavailable for selection.
With bi-directional communication disabled, you will have to use the dropdown arrow to select the firmware version matching the version that is
installed in your Controller to display the correct driver features.
Finisher type - With bi-directional communication enabled from the
checkbox on the Ports Tab, this selection box shows you the finisher device
currently attached to your printer. With bi-directional communication
disabled, you can select <add finisher> to add a new finisher to the dropdown list using a Finisher Description File (.fin).
Notes:
When you add a new finisher to this list, then select the finisher name,
and click OK on the Device Options dialog, the Finishing drop-down list of
the Job Tab (described later in this User Guide) will be enabled, allowing
you to configure settings for your "User defined" Finishing device.
If you add a Finisher Description File for a finisher already in the dropdown list, the new information will overwrite the current finisher
information.
Roll Configuration… button - With bi-directional communication enabled
from the checkbox on the Ports Tab, when you click this button you will see a
display of printer-installed media and the status of each medium (none, full,
empty, low). With bi-directional communication disabled, you will have to use
the drop-down arrows to select your printer-installed media for the driver to
correctly report installed media. Without bi-directional communication
support, the status of each medium will be displayed as "unknown."
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Appearance and Purpose of the
Windows 2000 Printer Properties Dialog
The Tabs of the Windows 2000 Printer Properties dialog appear as shown in
Figure 4. The purpose of the Printer Properties Dialog in Windows 2000 is to
display, and enable the configuration of, general Windows functions for the
driver AND to enable you to modify the default driver settings for ALL print
jobs by clicking the available Printing Preferences… button on the General
Tab or the Printing Defaults… button on the Advanced Tab.
Figure 4. Typical Windows 2000 Printer Properties Dialog
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Driver Configuration (Printer Properties Dialog)
Tabs of the Windows 2000 Printer
Properties Dialog
General Tab
The General Tab enables you to print a test page by clicking the Print Test
Page button. This feature is useful in verifying the ability of your workstation
to successfully communicate with the printer's Controller.
You can also click Printing Preferences to open the Paper, Job, Graphics,
and Monochrome Tabs, described later in this User Guide, enabling you to
modify the default driver settings for ALL print jobs.
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Tabs of the 2000 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Sharing Tab
The Sharing Tab allows you to share a printer that you have ownership of
with others in a network environment.
If applicable to your printer installation, a qualified Systems Administrator can
supply you with the appropriate settings for this Tab.
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Tabs of the 2000 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Ports Tab
The Ports Tab allows you to select the currently active port for the displayed
printer, or allows you to add, delete, or configure ports as required. You
MUST have an active port created and selected for use with the XES
Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 printer or you will not be able to print. If you
do not have an XES Net Port (XES TCP/IP Port) installed, you can install one
using the procedure stated in "Creating a Printer Port (NT4.0/2000)" in this
User Guide. Make sure that an appropriate port is selected (with a check
mark in the box) for use with your printer.
Note: If you have previously installed an XES TCP/IP Port, you can click
the Add Port… button at any time to create a new printer port. Make
sure to select XES Net Port from the list of available port types, then click
the New Port… button. Enter the IP Address of your printer's Controller
when prompted. Accept the default Timeout value on the displayed
"Configuration" dialog. To delete a port see the instructions at the end of
this User Guide entitled "Removing the Net Port Monitor."
Through this tab you can also check or uncheck “Enable bi-directional
support” to allow you to have bi-directional communication between your
computer and your printer. By default, the “Enable bi-directional support” box
is checked.
Note: A check mark in the “Enable bi-directional support” box allows bidirectional communication to take place between your workstation (this
driver) and the controller for display of features matching the version of
firmware running in your Controller.
You can also check or uncheck “Enable printer pooling” which allows you
to print to the first available printer in a "pool" of identical printers. To set up a
printer pool, check "Enable printer pooling" and then select the check boxes
for all the printer ports that you want to include in the "pool."
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Tabs of the 2000 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Advanced Tab
You can use the Advanced tab to specify times when the printer is available
by selecting either “Always available” or “Available from” and choosing a
range of times the printer is available. You can also select the “Priority” of
printing, ranging from 1 (lowest) to 99 (highest). Higher priority documents
will print before lower priority documents.
The current driver (XES Synergix 8855, for example) is displayed in the
"Driver:" box. Do NOT change this setting. If you change this setting, your
print jobs will be using the wrong driver to print to your printer. As a result,
your job may not print correctly.
The Advanced tab also allows you to select a variety of spooling options, so
that you can control spooling and the speed of printing. In general, it is best if
the spooling settings are left at their factory defaults.
You can click Printing Defaults to open the Paper, Job, Graphics, and
Monochrome Tabs, described later in this User Guide. Accessing these Tabs
and changing their parameters from the Printer Properties Dialog configures
the default driver settings for ALL print jobs.
If you click on Print Processor… you can change the default Windows
output data type, used only if your application does not specify a data type. If
the data type is RAW, the Windows print processor does not modify your
document. Leave this setting at the factory default of RAW.
Click on Separator Page if you want an extra separator page to be printed
with your document. Note that you will have to click Browse to locate a
suitable .sep file.
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Tabs of the 2000 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Color Management Tab
This is a Microsoft Windows Tab that is not currently applicable to this driver.
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Tabs of the 2000 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Security Tab
This Tab is used to set up printer administrator permissions, printer auditing
information, and printer ownership for a shared printer in a network
environment. These are tasks that should be performed by a qualified
Systems Administrator.
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Failure to enter in a valid number (ID) will result in the printing of an error
page.
Tabs of the 2000 Printer Properties Dialog (continued)
Device Options Tab
•
If Accounting is Optionally enabled at the Controller, as shown on the
Account Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox will
be enabled (checked) by default and the Settings… button will be
available for selection. You may choose whether or not to participate in
accounting. If you choose to participate, click on the Settings… button
and enter in your account number of 1 to 999999 and sub-account
number of 1 to 9999 (Firmware 6.1 or older), or a User ID and Account ID
of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters (Firmware 7.0 or newer), to charge
media use to. These must be the same numbers (or User and Account
identifications) that were assigned to you by your System Administrator.
If you choose not to participate, there is no penalty for non-participation.
You job will print normally.
•
If Accounting is disabled at the Controller, as shown on the Account
Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox and
Settings… button will be disabled and unavailable for selection.
Display Units - Select one of the two available radio buttons to set "display
units" in inches or millimeters for all applicable, driver-displayed options. The
driver default setting is English (inch).
Refresh printer configuration - With bi-directional communications enabled
from the checkbox on the Ports Tab, this checkbox and Refresh button
enable the retrieval of driver feature information obtained from the Controller.
•
•
Refresh on open checkbox - If this option is enabled (with a check
mark in the box), the driver will retrieve information from the
Controller every time the Printer Properties dialog is opened from
your desktop. If you wish to disable this feature, use your mouse to
remove the check mark from the box.
Refresh button - You can refresh the driver with Controller
information at any time by clicking this button.
Printer Accounting checkbox and Settings button
Note: This feature is meant to work with the Job Accounting parameters
set up by your System Administrator.
DEPENDING UPON THE CONTROLLER FIRMWARE VERSION
detected by refreshing this driver as described above, the printer
accounting feature will require EITHER the entry of numbers, OR the
entry of alphanumeric characters.
•
If Accounting is enabled at the Controller, as shown on the Account
Modes Page of the Web Printer Manager Tool, the checkbox will be
enabled (checked) by default and the Settings… button will be available
for selection. Click on the Settings… button to enter in an account
number of 1 to 999999 and a sub-account number of 1 to 9999
(Firmware 6.1 or older), or a User ID and Account ID of 1 to 32
alphanumeric characters (Firmware 7.0 or newer) to charge media use
to. These must be the same numbers (or User and Account
identifications) that were assigned to you by your System Administrator.
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Continued on next page.
Device Options Tab, 2000 Printer Properties (continued)
Firmware revision - This selection box shows you the version of Controller
firmware that is supplying the driver with feature information to display.
With bi-directional communication enabled from the checkbox on the Ports
Tab, the drop-down arrow will be unavailable for selection.
With bi-directional communication disabled, you will have to use the dropdown arrow to select the firmware version matching the version that is
installed in your Controller to display the correct driver features.
Finisher type - With bi-directional communication enabled from the
checkbox on the Ports Tab, this selection box shows you the finisher device
currently attached to your printer. With bi-directional communication
disabled, you can select <add finisher> to add a new finisher to the dropdown list using a Finisher Description File (.fin).
Notes:
When you add a new finisher to this list, then select the finisher name,
and click OK on the Device Options dialog, the Finishing drop-down list of
the Job Tab (described later in this User Guide) will be enabled, allowing
you to configure settings for your "User defined" Finishing device.
If you add a Finisher Description File for a finisher already in the dropdown list, the new information will overwrite the current finisher
information.
Roll Configuration… button - With bi-directional communication enabled
from the checkbox on the Ports Tab, when you click this button you will see a
display of printer-installed media and the status of each medium (none, full,
empty, low). With bi-directional communication disabled, you will have to use
the drop-down arrows to select your printer-installed media for the driver to
correctly report installed media. Without bi-directional communication
support, the status of each medium will be displayed as "unknown."
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Driver Configuration (continued)
From the Print Command of your
Application
Accessing the Document Properties Dialog
IN WINDOWS 95/98/NT 4.0
Select “File,” “Print,” within a desktop application (such as Microsoft Word, or
PageMaker, for example) to display the Print Screen which typically lets you
select your printer, number of copies to be printed, and range of pages to be
printed. From your application’s Print Screen, click the appropriate button
(Properties in Microsoft Word or Setup in CorelDRAW 5.0, for example) to
display the Document Properties dialog.
IN WINDOWS 2000
Select “File,” “Print,” within a desktop application (such as Microsoft Word, or
PageMaker, for example) to display the Print screen which lets you select
your print driver and set numerous print processing parameters for the
current job only.
Select the Layout Tab to change the orientation of the document to Portrait or
Landscape. Select the Paper/Quality Tab to change the Paper Source and
Media type. From either of these tabs, click Advanced to display the
Document Properties dialog.
IN AUTOCAD 2000I
Select "File," and "Plot" (or Page Setup) to display the Plot Screen. Select
this driver from the drop-down list of plotters. Wait a moment for the driver's
Document Properties Dialog to load. Click the Properties… button, select
the Device and Document Settings Tab, choose "Custom Properties," and
click the Custom Properties… button. The 4 tabbed, Document Properties
dialog will now be displayed (see Figure 5).
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Driver Configuration (Document Properties Dialog)
Appearance and Purpose of the Document Properties
Dialog
As shown in Figure 5, the Document Properties dialog contains numerous
print processing parameters that can be set for the current print job only by
left mouse clicking on the appropriate tab and making the available
selections.
After making your selections on each Tab, click Apply to apply your new
settings to the driver. Click Restore Defaults to restore factory default
settings. Click OK to save all settings and close the currently-displayed driver
dialog. Click Cancel to escape from the currently-displayed dialog
WITHOUT saving changed settings.
SAVING A PC3 FILE IN AUTOCAD 2000I
Within the AutoCAD 2000i program, it is possible to save a PC3 file of all the
settings of the Document Properties Dialog. Whenever such settings are
again required for printing, this file can be selected from the drop-down list of
printers (plotters) on AutoCAD's Plot Screen.
To save a PC3 file, select this driver within the AutoCAD 2000i program, then
access the Document Properties Dialog as stated in this Guide. Make
changes to all applicable settings, click OK to accept the "Custom
Properties," and click OK again to accept the Plotter Configuration Editor
menu in AutoCAD. Select "save changes to the following file" when
prompted, give the file a recognizable name, and click OK.
Figure 5. Typical Document Properties Dialog
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Tabs of the Document Properties Dialog
Paper Tab
This Tab allows you to set a number of parameters to determine how your
document will appear on the printed media. Options include:
Application media size - Select a media size as the default media size for
the driver to display when printing your jobs. Accept the default value or
choose a size that matches your application’s typical page layout. Use the
drop-down arrow to the right of the selection box to reveal the full list of
choices. The default media size is Letter (8.5 x11").
Media Sizes… button - Click this button to open the Media Sizes dialog
enabling you to modify the sizes displayed in the "Application media size:"
drop-down list.
Media Sizes dialog
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You can use the Custom media size settings of this dialog to set up
a custom page size to display in the "Application media size:" dropdown list.
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Use the Media mapping drop-down list to specify how the custom
media size will be mapped to the media rolls installed in the printer.
If you select Any, Any ANSI, Any ARCH, or Any ISO, the Controller
will select the smallest media size in the specified media family to
print your job on. Automatic rotation of the job will be performed as
needed. If you select Any Roll (the factory default setting), the
Controller will select the smallest media roll that the job fits on.
Automatic rotation of the job will be performed as needed.
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Use the Available media sizes check boxes to determine the media
families to display in the "Application media size:" drop-down list. By
default all boxes are checked (display set to on).
Note: If the User Defined Media button is disabled, to access a working
button go to “Start”, “Settings”, “Printers”, right mouse click on your
printer’s icon, and select “Document Defaults” (NT4.0) or “Printing
Preferences” (Windows 2000).
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Use the User Defined Media… button to provide new media names,
with accompanying sizes and media mapping, to the "Application
media size:" drop-down list.
Media type: – Use the drop-down arrow to select your default media type
from the displayed list. The factory default setting is Bond.
Media source: - This parameter displays the default media source. Use the
drop-down arrow to select your default media source from the displayed list.
The factory default setting is Automatically Select.
Orientation - Click on the appropriate radio button to select a default, printed
document orientation. The factory default setting is Portrait.
Copy Count – Enter a number from 1 to 999 as your default number of
document copies to print. The factory default setting is 1.
Margin & Justification… button – This button opens the dialog used to set
the margins and justification that the Controller uses to place your printed job
on the media. The margins set here are used as the device margins by your
software application. Margins can be set to zero to make the whole
application media size the printable area, or left at their default of 0.20", which
are the printer’s recommended tolerances.
Tabs of the Document Properties Dialog (continued)
Job Tab
BANNER PAGE
This option allows you to determine whether a banner page is printed before
or after your job. You can also select Printer Defaults to let banner page
printing be determined by the parameters stored in the printer's Controller, as
set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool. The default driver setting is
None, meaning that no banner page is specified.
known stamp name of up to 32 alphanumeric characters in the "Raster stamp
name" text box.
Using this dialog, raster stamp placement position, stamp rotation, and
scaling attributes can be individually set. Scaling has a range of 10% to
999% in your choice of two options. Select the Relative to drawing radio
button if you wish to have your stamp scaled in size to the plot image that it is
being applied to. Select Absolute if you wish to have the scaling factor
literally applied to the stamp file itself.
The factory default setting for the Raster Stamp option is None meaning that
no stamp is specified by the driver.
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LABELING
This option allows you to determine if a plot label will be applied to your print
job. You can select either Printer default or User defined.
Printer Default uses the default label stored in the Controller, if a default
label was previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool.
If you select User defined, the Settings… button will be enabled. When you
click this button, a Label dialog will display allowing you to create a label of
1048 characters in length. Using this dialog, label placement position, font
type, font size, and text shading attributes can be individually set. Text
shading has a range of 0% (white text) to 100% (solid black text).
The factory default setting for the Labeling option is None meaning that no
label is specified by the driver.
RASTER STAMP
This option allows you to determine if a raster stamp will be applied to your
print job. You can select either Printer default or User defined.
Printer Default uses the default raster stamp stored in the Controller, if a
default stamp was previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool.
If you select User defined, the Settings… button will be enabled. When you
click this button, a Raster Stamp dialog will display allowing you to select a
known, Controller-resident stamp from the "Raster stamp name" drop-down
list. If a list of Controller-resident stamps is not displayed, you can enter a
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Document Properties Dialog, Job Tab (continued)
FINISHING
Note: If you do not have a finishing device (folder) installed, "Folder
bypass" will be displayed in gray and any other options will be
unavailable for selection.
If you have an attached finishing device, and bi-directional communications
are enabled in the driver (using the Spool Settings… button on the Details
Tab), the finishing device will be automatically detected. When a finishing
device has been detected by the driver, the drop-down list will enable you to
select either Printer default or User defined.
Printer Default uses the default finisher settings stored in the Controller,
previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool.
If you select User defined, the Settings… button will be enabled. When you
click this button, a Finishing Options dialog will display allowing you to select
the finishing program to use with your Finishing Device, override features of
the finishing program, select an output bin, and to let the finisher know the
location of the Title block in your document, if any. For an explanation of the
individual dialog features, click the "?" key in the upper right corner of the
dialog.
PLOT NESTING
This option allows you to determine if plot nesting will be applied to your print
job. The purpose of Plot Nesting is to efficiently group the printing of plots on
a single sheet of media to eliminate media waste. You can select either
Printer default or Single job.
Printer Default uses the default plot nesting settings stored in the Controller,
previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool. These predetermined settings include: Exclusive nesting (i.e. reserved to a Single Job),
Timeout, Margins (between nested plots), and maximum Nesting Length.
Single Job creates a plot nest restricted to the contents of your current job.
Plots from other job sources will not be intermixed with plots from your job. If
you select User defined, the Settings… button will be enabled. When you
click this button, a Plot Nesting Options dialog will display allowing you to
adjust the margins between printed images on your nested page.
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MEDIA MISMATCH
Working with the Media Mismatch Mode parameters set up by your System
Administrator using the Web Printer Manager Tool, you can select one of four
available options to determine how you would like to handle mismatches
between your job’s media type, or size, and media types, or sizes, installed in
the printer.
Printer Default uses the default plot nesting settings stored in the Controller,
previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool (PMT). This is the
default driver setting.
Scale To Fit will scale the size of your job to the nearest, printer-installed
medium to your requested print size.
Block Printing will cause the printer to hold a media mismatched job until the
proper medium has been installed in the printer. Depending upon how the
System Administrator has set up the Mismatch parameters using the Web
PMT, the mismatched job will either halt printing, or send the job to a
mismatch queue for later recall and media size or type resolution.
Substitute Media will substitute a medium size or type on which to print the
requested, mismatched job in either a 1 to 1 ratio or scaled to fit currently
installed media. This is a “print at all costs” option.
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Document Properties Dialog, Job Tab (continued)
JOB PRIORITY
This option lets you select a job processing priority. The range is from 1 to
10, with 1 representing a low priority job and 10 representing a high priority
job. Higher priority jobs generally print faster in a print queue than lower
priority jobs. Click on the up or down arrows to set your priority.
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Tabs of the Document Properties Dialog (continued)
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Auto - This selection lets the Controller determine printed image rotation
for the most economical placement of document pages on available
media. This is the default driver setting.
Graphics Tab
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0, 90, 180, 270 - Any one of these selections produces printed image
rotation to the degree specified.
This Tab allows you to modify the driver settings for Scaling, Mirroring, and
Rotation.
Scaling - Click on the radio button of your choice to select one of three
available scaling options.
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Printer default - This selection uses the default scaling parameter stored
in the Controller, previously set up using the Web Printer Manager Tool.
This is the default driver setting.
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To fit - This selection automatically scales your image to fit the media
size that you choose from the drop-down list to the right of the "To fit"
radio button.
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Fixed - This selection scales your image by the percentage that you
specify using the up or down arrows to the right of the "Fixed" radio
button. Fixed scaling has a range of 10% to 999% in 1% increments.
Raster image scaling - Click on the radio button of your choice to select one
of two available options to be used when raster images are scaled down.
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Line - This selection tells the Controller to use a pixel-preserving
algorithm to preserve fine lines for image size reductions.
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Photo - This selection tells the Controller to use a simple pixel-depleting
algorithm for image size reductions. This is the default driver setting.
Mirroring - Click on the check box of your choice to place a check mark in
the box for the type of mirror image printing that you desire.
•
Mirror X - This selection will mirror print your image along the horizontal
access.
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Mirror Y - This selection will mirror print your image along the vertical
axis.
Rotation - Click on the arrow to the right of the selection box to reveal a
drop-down list of printed image rotation options.
Enable RTL native mode resolution - This box is checked (enabled by
factory default) to have the Controller optimize resolution for your printed job.
If you remove the check mark from this box, your image will be placed on the
media using a 300 dpi coordinate system.
Tabs of the Document Properties Dialog (continued)
Monochrome Tab
Resolution - This selection box displays the driver's current resolution setting
for jobs being sent to the printer. The factory default setting is 400 dpi. You
can click on the arrow to the right of the selection box to reveal a drop-down
list including 200 dpi, 300 dpi, and 400 dpi. If you select a lower resolution
than the factory default, the size of your print file will be smaller and the
speed of printing will be faster. The quality of printing will be lower, however,
with less image sharpness and detail.
Make all color black - If this option is enabled (with a check mark in the
box), the driver will force all colors in your job to be printed in black, instead of
being represented by grayscales. If this is desirable, use your mouse to
place a check mark in the box. This option is disabled by factory default.
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Removing the Driver
Note: If you are planning to remove the Net Port Monitor, as described
on the next page, 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
95/98/NT4.0/2000 desktop, click on “Start,” “Settings,” “Printers.”
2. Right mouse click on the icon representing your XES Synergix
8825/8830/8850/8855 HP-GL/2 & HP RTL printer.
3. Select Delete from the drop-down menu.
4. Click Yes when prompted. This will remove the driver from your
Windows operating system.
5. Refer to the Release Notes that accompanied the driver executable file
for any additional files that you might wish to remove.
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Removing the Net Port Monitor
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," and "Printers" from your desktop. To work
around this problem, select any other printer icon as a substitute in step 2
below.
In Windows NT4.0/2000
1. From your Windows NT4.0/2000 desktop, click on “Start,” “Settings,”
“Printers.”
2. When the "Printers" window displays, right mouse click on the icon
representing your XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 HP-GL/2 & HP
RTL printer and select Properties.
3. When the "Properties" dialog displays, click on the Ports Tab.
In Windows 95/98
4. Use your mouse to select (place a check mark in front of) another port to
attach your printer to, because you cannot delete a port if it is in use.
Click OK.
1. From your Windows 95/98 desktop, click on “Start,” “Settings,” “Printers.”
5. Click on the icon representing your printer again and select Properties.
2. When the "Printers" window displays, right mouse click on the icon
representing your XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 HP-GL/2 & HP
RTL printer and select Properties.
6. Click on the Ports Tab.
3. When the "Properties" dialog displays, click on the Details Tab.
4. Use your mouse to select (highlight) a new port to attach your printer to,
because you cannot delete a port if it is in use. Click OK.
7. Use your mouse to highlight (but do NOT place a check mark in front of)
the port you wish to delete.
8. Click Delete Port….
9. In response to the "Are you sure…" prompt, select Yes.
5. Click Delete Port….
6. When the "Delete Port" dialog displays, click on (highlight) the port to be
deleted and click OK.
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