The PARALLEL2 MENU applies to the Compatible/Nibble mode interface.
With Compatible/Nibble mode, a parallel port can support bi-directional
communications between your computer and its peripherals.
PERSONALITY is displayed only after the A-32 module for Adobe PostScript 3 is
installed. Until you install the A-32 module, PCL is the standard personality of your printer.
With this setting you can set the parallel port for automatic personality switching or
dedicate the parallel port for only one personality. This feature sets the personality
only for printer streams received on the parallel port.
The Standard Printing Environment Settings
Press Go to take the printer off-line
Press Menu to display the first menu name
Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A-32 module with
the Adobe PostScript 3 software.
If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A-32
module has been installed.
The printer samples the print stream on the parallel port and
automatically switches to the personality required to print the job.
The parallel port is dedicated to the PCL personality and will print
only PCL data and will not switch to the PostScript personality if
a PostScript print stream is received on the parallel port. However,
special commands sent to the printer with the print stream can
force the printer to switch to the PostScript personality.