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FAXPHONE L170 Software Guide
About the Manuals for the Machine
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    FAXPHONE L170 Software Guide About the Manuals for the Machine The manuals for this machine are divided as follows. Please refer to them for detailed information. The manuals supplied with optional equipment are included in the list below. Guides with this symbol are PDF manuals included on the Guides with this symbol are book manuals.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preface ................iv How to Use This Manual .

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    Profile Tab............. . .3-21 Default Document Properties .

  • Page 4: Preface

    Preface Thank you for purchasing the Canon FAXPHONE L170. Please read this manual thoroughly before operating the product in order to familiarize yourself with its capabilities, and to make the most of its many functions. After reading this manual, store it in a safe place for future reference.

  • Page 5: Abbreviations Used In This Manual

    Notice The information in this document is subject to change without notice. CANON INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THIS MATERIAL, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEREOF, WARRANTIES AS TO MARKETABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF USE OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT.

  • Page 6: Before You Start

    CARPS gives users of Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system the ability to make full use of the printer. It enables you to print documents from any Windows application to your machine. CARPS is also referred to as the [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398], as it appears on your screen after it has been installed.

  • Page 7: System Requirements

    System Requirements The printer driver for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP can be used in the following system environments. ■ Operating System Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP ■ Computer Any computer on which Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP runs properly. ■...

  • Page 8: Where To Find Help

    Right-click the desired item ➞ select the [What’s this?] box. • Select the desired item ➞ press [F1]. ■ Canon Customer Care Center If the Help does not provide the information you need, contact the Canon Customer Care Center at 1-800-828-4040. Where to Find Help...

  • Page 9: Installing Printer Driver

    CHAPTER This chapter provides instructions for installing the printer driver to use the Canon FAXPHONE L170 as a local printer (connected directly to your computer). If you want to set the machine as a shared printer, continue the steps in “Setting the Machine as a Shared Printer,” on p. 2-28.

  • Page 10: Installing Printer Driver Through A Usb Connection

    Installing Printer Driver through a USB Connection The following is the installation procedure of the user software using a USB connection, under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP. The screen shots shown are from Windows 2000. Before you install the software, make sure you do the following: •...

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    After confirming the contents of the [License Agreement] dialog box, select [I accept the terms in the license agreement] ➞ click [Next]. Confirm that [Install Printer Driver through a USB Connection] is selected ➞ click [Next]. The [USB Connection] dialog box appears. NOTE A message recommending you to restart your computer may appear under some operating systems.

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    Click [Yes] to continue the installation through the USB connection. The installation starts. Connect the machine to your computer with the USB cable. The printer driver is installed and the printer icon is added to the [Printers] folder. IMPORTANT The USB cable must be connected to the port on your computer within 90 seconds after [Yes] in the [USB Connection] dialog box is clicked, otherwise the installation will not complete.

  • Page 13: Installing Printer Driver Without A Usb Connection

    Installing Printer Driver without a USB Connection The following is the installation procedure of the user software without using a USB connection, under Windows 98/Me/ 2000/XP. The screen shots shown are from Windows 2000. Before you install the software, make sure you do the following: •...

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    After confirming the contents of the [License Agreement] dialog box, select [I accept the terms in the license agreement] ➞ click [Next]. NOTE A message recommending you to restart your computer may appear under some operating systems. In this case, continue installing after restarting your computer.

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    Configure the port settings. Select [Use Standard Port], [Use Network Printer] or [Add Port] ➞ click [Settings]. In the [Port Settings] dialog box, select the port you want to use ➞ click [OK]. Enter the name of the printer in [Printer Name], or accept the default name. Select [Use as Shared Printer] if you want to use the printer as the shared printer (only for Windows 2000/XP).

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    Click [Yes] to continue the installation. The installation starts. The printer driver is installed and the printer icon is added to the [Printers] folder. NOTE While the printer driver is being installed, the message asking you if you want to view the README file or not appears. If you want to view the README file now, click [Yes].

  • Page 17: Windows 98/me

    Windows 98/Me Windows 98/Me Plug and Play The following is the installation procedure of Plug and Play, under Windows 98/Me. The screen shots shown are from Windows 98. Before you install the software, make sure you do the following: • Connect the machine to your computer.

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    Place the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Select [Specify a location] (in Windows Me, [Specify the location of the driver (Advanced)]) ➞ use [Browse] to select the folder containing the USB class driver. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is "D:", the path name of the folder would be "D:\Drivers\us_eng\USBPORT\Win 98". You can also enter the path name directly in the edit box.

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    Select [Search for the best driver for your device (Recommended)] ➞ click [Next]. Select [Specify a location] (in Windows Me, [Specify the location of the driver (Advanced)]) ➞ use [Browse] to select the folder containing the CARPS software. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is "D:", the path name of the folder would be "D:\Drivers\us_eng\WIN9X_ME". You can also enter the path name directly in the edit box.

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    Enter the name of the printer you want to use ➞ click [Finish]. If you accept the default printer name, leave the edit box as it is ➞ click [Finish]. The [Add Printer Wizard] dialog box closes. The installation of the CARPS software starts. When the installation is complete, click [Finish].

  • Page 21: Windows 98/me Add Printer Wizard

    Windows 98/Me Add Printer Wizard The following is the installation procedure of [Add Printer Wizard], under Windows 98/Me. The screen shots shown are from Windows 98. IMPORTANT • If your computer has no printer driver installed through a USB connection, follow the steps in "Installing Printer Driver through a USB Connection,"...

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    Click [Have Disk]. The [Install From Disk] dialog box appears. Place the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Use [Browse] to select the folder containing the CARPS software ➞ click [OK]. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is "D:", the path name of the folder would be "D:\Drivers\us_eng\win9x_me". You can also enter the path name directly in the edit box.

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    Select the printer port you want to use ➞ click [Next]. Enter the name of the printer you want to use ➞ click [Finish]. If you accept the default printer name, leave the edit box as it is ➞ click [Finish]. The installation starts.

  • Page 24: Windows 2000

    Windows 2000 Windows 2000 Plug and Play The following is the installation procedure of Plug and Play, under Windows 2000. Before you install the software, make sure you do the following: • Connect the machine to your computer. (See the Basic Guide.) •...

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    Place the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Use [Browse] to select the folder containing the CARPS software ➞ click [OK]. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is "D:", the path name of the folder would be "D:\Drivers\us_eng\WIN2K_XP". You can also enter the path name directly in the edit box. Click [Next] on the [Driver Files Search Results] dialog box.

  • Page 26: Windows 2000 Add Printer Wizard

    Windows 2000 Add Printer Wizard The following is the installation procedure of [Add Printer Wizard], under Windows 2000. IMPORTANT Be sure that you have logged on as a member of Administrators. The full control access right for the printer is necessary for the installation of CARPS.

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    Select the printer port you want to use ➞ click [Next]. Click [Have Disk]. The [Install From Disk] dialog box appears. Place the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Use [Browse] to select the folder containing the CARPS software ➞ click [OK]. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is "D:", the path name of the folder would be "D:\Drivers\us_eng\WIN2K_XP".

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    Select the printer model in the [Printers] list box ➞ click [Next]. Enter the name you want to use ➞ click [Next]. If you accept the default printer name, leave the edit box as it is ➞ click [Next]. NOTE If you already have another printer installed, you will be asked whether to use this printer as the default.

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    Select [Yes] to print a test page ➞ click [Next]. If you do not want to print a test page, select [No]. In this case, step 14 will be skipped. Click [Finish] to start the installation. The installation starts. When the installation is complete, the [Add Printer Wizard] dialog box closes. The printer icon is added to the [Printers] folder and the test page is printed.

  • Page 30: Windows Xp

    Windows XP Windows XP Plug and Play The following is the installation procedure of Plug and Play, under Windows XP. Before you install the software, make sure you do the following: • Connect the machine to your computer. (See the Basic Guide.) •...

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    Select only [Include this location in the search] ➞ use [Browse] to select the folder containing the USB class driver. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is "D:", the path name of the folder would be "D:\Drivers\us_eng\WIN2K_XP". You can also enter the path name directly in the edit box. Click [Next].

  • Page 32: Windows Xp Add Printer Wizard

    Windows XP Add Printer Wizard The following is the installation procedure of [Add Printer Wizard] under Windows XP. IMPORTANT Be sure that you have logged on as a member of Administrators. The full control access right for the printer is necessary for the installation of CARPS.

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    Select the printer port you want to use ➞ click [Next]. Click [Have Disk]. The [Install From Disk] dialog box appears. Place the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Use [Browse] to select the folder containing the CARPS software ➞ click [OK]. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is "D:", the path name of the folder would be "D:\Drivers\us_eng\WIN2K_XP".

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    Select the printer model in the [Printers] list box ➞ click [Next]. Enter the name you want to use ➞ click [Next]. If you accept the default printer name, leave the edit box as it is ➞ click [Next]. NOTE If you already have another printer installed, you will be asked whether to use this printer as the default.

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    Select [Yes] to print a test page ➞ click [Next]. If you do not want to print a test page, select [No]. In this case, step 14 will be skipped. Click [Finish]. The installation starts. When the installation is complete, the [Add Printer Wizard] dialog box closes. The printer icon is added to the [Printers] folder and the test page is printed.

  • Page 36: Using The Machine On Your Network

    If the server is running on Windows 2000/XP, you can print even if no one is logged into the server. Setting the Machine as a Shared Printer If you plan to share your Canon FAXPHONE L170 on a network, install the print server locally, then make the following settings. For more information, see your print server system documentation.

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    Double-click the [Network] icon. The [Network] dialog box appears. Click [Add] in the [Configuration] tab sheet. The [Select Network Component Type] dialog box appears. Select [Service] ➞ click [Add]. The [Select Network Service] dialog box appears. Using the Machine on Your Network 2-29...

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    Click [Microsoft] ➞ select [File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks] ➞ click [OK]. Click [File and Print Sharing]. The [File and Print Sharing] dialog box appears. Select [I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s)] ➞ click [OK]. 2-30 Using the Machine on Your Network...

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    Select the [Access Control] tab sheet ➞ click either [Share-level access control] or [User-level access control]. Click [OK]. The server service is added. Using the Machine on Your Network 2-31...

  • Page 40: Windows 2000/xp Server Settings

    Windows 2000/XP Server Settings The following is the procedure to make your machine available to your network users, under Windows 2000/XP. ■ Adding Server Service (Windows 2000) From the [Start] menu, select [Settings] ➞ [Network and Dial-up Connections]. The [Network and Dial-up Connections] folder appears. Right-click the [Local Area Connection] icon ➞...

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    Click [Service] ➞ click [Add]. Select [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks] ➞ click [OK]. The server service is added. Using the Machine on Your Network 2-33...

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    ■ Adding Server Service (Windows XP) From the [Start] menu, select [Control Panel]. The [Control Panel] folder appears. Click [Network and Internet Connections]. The [Network and Internet Connections] folder appears. Click [Network Connections]. The [Network Connections] folder appears. 2-34 Using the Machine on Your Network...

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    Right-click the [Local Area Connection] icon ➞ select [Properties] from the pop-up menu. The [Local Area Connection Properties] dialog box appears. Click [Install]. The [Select Network Component Type] dialog box appears. Click [Service] ➞ click [Add]. Select [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks] ➞ click [OK]. Using the Machine on Your Network 2-35...

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    The server service is added. ■ Setting Printer Sharing Open the [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Properties] dialog box ➞ select [Share this printer] in the [Sharing] tab. NOTE For instructions on how to open the [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Properties] dialog box, see p. 3-17.

  • Page 45: Using As A Shared Printer On Your Network

    Using as a Shared Printer on Your Network When the Canon FAXPHONE L170 is already on your network and set as a shared printer, you can use it via the network. The easiest way to make the machine available for your computer is using network download. If your operating system is Windows 2000/XP, you cannot download the driver from Windows 98/Me servers.

  • Page 46: Windows 98/me Add Printer Wizard

    Windows 98/Me Add Printer Wizard The following is the procedure to connect to the shared printer on your network using Windows 98/Me [Add Printer Wizard]. The screen shots shown are from Windows 98. From the [Start] menu, select [Settings] ➞ click [Printers]. The [Printers] folder appears.

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    Enter the network path or print queue that you want to connect to, or use [Browse] to select the printer ➞ click [Next]. NOTE • Depending on your network environment, the installation of the driver may be carried out automatically. In this case you need not perform steps 5 through 7 below.

  • Page 48: Windows 2000/xp Add Printer Wizard

    Windows 2000/XP Add Printer Wizard The following is the procedure to connect to the shared printer on your network using Windows 2000/XP. IMPORTANT Be sure that you have logged on as a member of Administrators. The full control access right for the printer is necessary for the installation of CARPS.

  • Page 49: Printer Properties

    To access the dialog box, follow the procedure below. NOTE • The number of tabs displayed in the [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Properties] dialog box will vary, depending on the type of operating system you are using and the method you use to access the dialog box. •...

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    The [Printers] folder appears. Select the corresponding printer icon ➞ select [File] ➞ [Properties]. You can also open the [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Properties] dialog box by right-clicking the corresponding printer icon and selecting [Properties] from the pop-up menu. The [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Properties] dialog box appears.

  • Page 51: General Tab

    General Tab Lets you print a test page or define separator pages. Refer to your Windows operating system documentation for more information. Details Tab Specifies the printer port and time-out settings. Refer to your Windows operating system documentation for more information.

  • Page 52: Page Setup Tab

    Page Setup Tab Specifies the page settings including the paper size, scaling, number of copies, orientation, and number of pages per sheet. For information on [Profile], refer to "Profiles," on p. 3-13. Preview image Displays the image with the currently selected settings reflected. For details on preview image, see p.

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    [Manual Scaling] Reduces or enlarges the original page size. Selecting this check box enables the edit box on the right side to specify the magnification factor (25 to 200%). [Page Order] Selects the order in which original pages are placed on each sheet of the output paper when more than one page is printed per sheet.

  • Page 54

    ■ Edit Watermark Clicking [Edit Watermark] in the [Page Setup] tab sheet opens the [Edit Watermark] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to insert a text string as a watermark onto pages. This option is enabled only when the [Watermark] check box is selected in the [Page Setup] tab sheet (see p.

  • Page 55

    NOTE You cannot register new custom paper sizes when the [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Properties] dialog box is opened from a Windows application. To register the custom paper size, follow the steps in "From the [Printers] folder," on p. 3-2 and perform the procedure above.

  • Page 56: Finishing Tab

    ■ Layout Options Clicking [Layout Options] in the [Page Setup] tab sheet opens the [Layout Options] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to print pages with a page frame, header, and footer. This option is disabled when [Page Layout] in the [Page Setup] tab sheet is set to [Poster] (see p.

  • Page 57: Advanced Settings

    [Binding Location] Selects a binding location for the printed pages. [Gutter] Opens the [Gutter Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-9). [Finishing] Selects if the printed pages are sorted by copy or not. [Advanced Settings] Opens the [Advanced Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-9). [Restore Defaults] Resets all the current settings to their default values.

  • Page 58: Quality Tab

    Opens the [Grayscale Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-11). NOTE This option is enabled only when [Manual Grayscale Settings] is selected. [About] Displays the version information on Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398. [Restore Defaults] Resets all the current settings to their default values. ■ Detailed Settings Clicking [Details] in the [Quality] tab sheet opens the [Detailed Settings] dialog box.

  • Page 59

    [Resolution] Selects the printer's resolution in dot per inch (600 dpi or 300 dpi). [B & W Halftones] Selects a halftone pattern. [Enable Image Correction] Corrects the roughness of image and inaccuracy in interpolating when printing an enlarged image in low-resolution. [Toner Save] Selects the setting for saving the toner consumption.

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    ■ Matching Tab [Matching Mode] Specifies a color-matching mode ([Driver Matching Mode] or [Gamma Adjustment]). Selecting [Driver Matching Mode] enables [Matching Method] and [Monitor Profile]. Selecting [Gamma Adjustment] enables [Gamma]. [Matching Method] Selects the matching method. [Monitor Profile] Selects the profile appropriate for your monitor or scanner. [Gamma] Specifies the gamma correction factor.

  • Page 61: Profiles

    Profiles A registered combination of settings for the [Page Setup], [Finishing] and [Quality] tab sheets is referred to as a profile. The profile function commonly provided in each of these tab sheets enables you to add, edit, and select a profile, which facilitates your print jobs.

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    Switches the job mode between [Print] and [Edit and Preview]. [Print] Executes a normal print job. [Edit and Preview] Saves the data in the Canon Page Composer dialog box. When [Edit and Preview] is selected, (Lock) button appears on the right side. When you click this button, [Edit and Preview] mode is locked.

  • Page 63: Add Profile

    ■ Add Profile Clicking (Add) opens the [Add Profile] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to register a new profile with the current settings. You can add up to 50 new profiles. [Name] Specifies the name of the profile to be registered. [Icon] Selects an icon to represent the profile to be registered.

  • Page 64: View Settings

    [View Settings] Opens the [View Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-16). Moves the profile selected in the [Profile List] one position up. Moves the profile selected in the [Profile List] one position down. [Delete] Removes the selected profile from [Profile List]. NOTE When one of the pre-defined profiles is selected, this button is disabled.

  • Page 65: Windows 2000/xp Printer Properties And Default Document Properties

    The [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Properties] dialog box appears. ■ The Default Document Properties Dialog Box This dialog box enables you to specify the default settings for the printing options available when you print on the Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398. To access the dialog box, follow the procedure below.

  • Page 66: Printer Properties

    The [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Printing Preferences] dialog box appears. Printer Properties The [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Properties] dialog box contains several tab sheets that enable you to set up the printer configuration and configure the print settings. The following is the description of each tab sheet.

  • Page 67: Sharing Tab

    Sharing Tab Specifies the printer sharing settings. This tab sheet is available only when the printer sharing is enabled (see p. 2-36). Refer to your Windows operating system documentation for more information. Ports Tab Specifies the port to which the printer is attached. Refer to your Windows operating system documentation for more information.

  • Page 68: Advanced Tab

    Advanced Tab Specifies the settings for print spooling. Refer to your Windows operating system documentation for more information. NOTE [Spool print documents so program finishes printing faster] and [Start printing immediately] are set automatically when you install the printer driver. Security Tab Specifies security settings.

  • Page 69: Profile Tab

    Profile Tab Enables you to add, edit, and select a profile to be applied to print jobs. [Profile List] Displays the list of registered profiles. [Name] Displays the name of the profile currently selected in [Profile List]. [Comment] Describes the currently selected profile. [View Settings] Displays the settings of the currently selected profile.

  • Page 70

    ■ Add/Edit Profile Clicking [Add] or [Edit] opens the [Add/Edit Profiles] dialog box which enables you to register new profiles and edit existing profiles. This dialog box has four tab sheets. ■ Attribution Tab The [Attribution] tab sheet enables you to specify attributions of the profile. [Name] Specifies the name of the new profile, or allows you to change the name of the profile selected in the [Profile] tab sheet.

  • Page 71

    ■ Page Setup Tab Specifies the page settings including the paper size, scaling, number of copies, orientation, and number of pages per sheet (see p. 3-24). ■ Finishing Tab Specifies the finishing settings for the printed pages including the collating and binding (see p. 3-29). ■...

  • Page 72: Default Document Properties

    Default Document Properties The [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398 Printing Preferences] dialog box contains three tab sheets that enable you to specify the default print settings for every print job. The following is the description of each tab sheet. NOTE • If you access the equivalent dialog box from an application's [Print] dialog box, your selected printing options apply only to the current print job.

  • Page 73

    [Copies] Specifies the number of copies to be printed (1 to 99). [Orientation] Selects the direction of printing relative to the paper ([Portrait] or [Landscape]). [Page Layout] Selects the number (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 or 16) of original pages per sheet or [Poster] (2 x 2, 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 pages to comprise one sheet).

  • Page 74

    NOTE This option is disabled when [Page Layout] is set to [Poster]. [Edit Watermark] Opens the [Edit Watermark] dialog box (see p. 3-26). [Custom Paper Size] Opens the [Custom Paper Size Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-28) [Layout Options] Opens the [Layout Options] dialog box (see p. 3-29). NOTE This option is disabled when [Page Layout] is set to [Poster].

  • Page 75

    [Watermark List] Displays the names of registered watermarks. The preview image in the upper left part of the dialog box displays the selected watermark with the specified settings reflected. [Add] Registers a new watermark. Clicking this button adds a blank name field in the [Watermark List] in which you enter the name of watermark to be registered.

  • Page 76

    ■ Custom Paper Size Settings Clicking [Custom Paper Size] in the [Page Setup] tab sheet opens the [Custom Paper Size Settings] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to define custom paper sizes for quick selection and register new custom paper sizes to the [Paper List] box.

  • Page 77: Finishing Tab

    ■ Layout Options Clicking [Layout Options] in the [Page Setup] tab sheet opens the [Layout Options] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to print pages with a page frame, header, and footer. This option is disabled when [Page Layout] in the [Page Setup] tab sheet is set to [Poster] (see p.

  • Page 78

    [Binding Location] Selects a binding location for the printed pages. [Gutter] Opens the [Gutter Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-30). [Finishing] Selects if the printed pages are sorted by copy or not ([Collate] or [Off]). [Advanced Settings] Opens the [Advanced Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-30). [Restore Defaults] Resets all the current settings to their default values.

  • Page 79: Quality Tab

    Opens the [Grayscale Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-32). NOTE This option is enabled only when [Manual Grayscale Settings] is selected. [About] Displays the version information on Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398. [Restore Defaults] Resets all the current settings to their default values. Windows 2000/XP Printer Properties and Default Document Properties...

  • Page 80: Detailed Settings

    ■ Detailed Settings Clicking [Details] in the [Quality] tab sheet opens the [Detailed Settings] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to specify detailed settings for print quality. [Resolution] Selects the printer's resolution in dot per inch (600 dpi or 300 dpi). [B &...

  • Page 81

    ■ Grayscale Adjustment Tab [Preview] Displays the image with the currently selected brightness and contrast reflected. [Original] Displays the original image. [Brightness] Adjusts the brightness of the preview image in the range between –5 and 5. [Contrast] Adjusts the contrast of the preview image in the range between –5 and 5. [Restore Defaults] Resets all the current settings to their default values.

  • Page 82: Profiles

    [Matching Mode] Specifies a color-matching mode ([Driver Matching Mode] or [Gamma Adjustment]). Selecting [Driver Matching Mode] enables [Matching Method] and [Monitor Profile]. Selecting [Gamma Adjustment] enables [Gamma]. [Matching Method] Selects the matching method. [Monitor Profile] Selects the profile appropriate for your monitor or scanner. [Gamma] Specifies the gamma correction factor.

  • Page 83

    Switches the job mode between [Print] and [Edit and Preview]. [Print] Executes a normal print job. Saves the data in the Canon Page Composer dialog box. When [Edit and Preview] is [Edit and Preview] selected, (Lock) button appears on the right side. When you click this button, [Edit and Preview] mode is locked.

  • Page 84

    ■ Add Profile Clicking (Add) opens the [Add Profile] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to register a new profile with the current settings. You can add up to 50 new profiles. [Name] Specifies the name of the profile to be registered. [Icon] Selects an icon to represent the profile to be registered.

  • Page 85

    [View Settings] Opens the [View Settings] dialog box (see p. 3-38). Moves the profile selected in the [Profile List] one position up. Moves the profile selected in the [Profile List] one position down. [Delete] Removes the selected profile from [Profile List]. NOTE When one of the pre-defined profiles is selected, this button is disabled.

  • Page 86

    ■ View Settings Clicking [View Settings] opens the [View Settings] dialog box. This dialog box displays the current settings in the [Page Setup], [Finishing], and [Quality] tab sheets. [Copy] Copies the contents of the current settings to the clipboard. 3-38 Windows 2000/XP Printer Properties and Default Document Properties...

  • Page 87: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting CHAPTER This chapter provides information to help you solve printer problems. Finding Information If you have a printer problem, the problem might have one or a combination of causes, including a computer malfunction, software errors and the printer cable. Many printing problems are related to how your software interacts with the printer. If you can print a self test, but the printer does not print other jobs or the output is not what you expected, the problem is with your computer, software or cable.

  • Page 88

    Printer Problems Printer does not print. Cause 1 The printer is out of paper. Remedy Make sure paper is loaded. Cause 2 A copy job has not been completed due to out of paper. Remedy Load paper. The print job will start automatically when the copy job is completed. Cause 3 The cartridge is not installed correctly.

  • Page 89: Finding Information

    Make sure you have selected the correct printer driver in Windows. Cause 2 The wrong printer is selected in the [Printers] folder. Remedy Make sure [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398] is selected in the [Printers] (in Windows XP, [Printers and Faxes]) folder. Finding Information...

  • Page 90: Printer Driver Problems

    Printer Driver Problems CARPS is not working properly. Cause CARPS (Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398) is not selected as the default printer driver for the FAXPHONE L170. Remedy Specify CARPS (Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398) as the default driver for the FAXPHONE L170. Cannot use Adobe Type Manager (ATM) fonts.

  • Page 91

    [Unknown].) For Windows 98, select [Canon FP-L170/MF350/L380/L398] ➞ click [Remove]. For Windows Me, select [Canon CARPS USB Printer] ➞ click [Delete]. For Windows 2000/XP, select [USB Printing Support] or [Canon CARPS USB Printer] ➞ uninstall from the [Action] menu. IMPORTANT Never delete other devices or device drivers.

  • Page 92: Uninstalling Printer Driver

    - No program is running on your computer. ■ From Printer Driver Uninstaller: From the [Start] menu, select [Programs] (in Windows XP, [All Programs]) ➞ [Canon Printer uninstaller] ➞ click [CARPS Printer Driver Uninstaller]. The [Delete Printer] dialog box appears.

  • Page 93

    ■ From the [Printers] folder: From the [Start] menu, select [Settings] ➞ click [Printers]. The [Printers] (in Windows XP, [Printers and Faxes]) folder appears. Select the corresponding printer icon. From [File] menu, select [Delete]. The confirmation message dialog box appears. Click [Yes].

  • Page 94: Chapter 5 Appendix

    Valid printing area: Max. 13/64” (5mm) blank margins at each edge * FAXPHONE L170 is equipped with a printer engine of 600 dpi resolution. By adopting Canon's own Image Refinement, a 1200 dpi enhanced x 600 dpi image can be obtained.

  • Page 95: Glossary

    The relative proportion of light and dark areas. Decreasing brightness darkens the overall image; increasing brightness lightens it. Canon Advanced Raster Printing System (CARPS) Software that extends the power of the Windows operating system to a printer to speed up and simplify printing. The Canon Advanced Raster Printing System provides more printing control under Windows applications.

  • Page 96

    The entire Windows screen that represents your work area in Windows. Icons, windows, and the taskbar are displayed on the Windows desktop. Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for indicating a printer's resolution. The Canon FAXPHONE L170 prints at a resolution of 1200 dpi enhanced x 600 dpi dpi.

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    IBM and similar personal computers. Interface port The port through which the printer communicates with the computer. The Canon FAXPHONE L170 have a USB port, located on the back of the machine. See also USB interface.

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    Network A group of computers connected by cables or other means and using software that enables them to share equipment (such as printers) and exchange information. Orientation The printing of text either along the width (portrait) or length (landscape) of the page. Paper feed The act of guiding a sheet of paper into the printer's paper path.

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    A program that controls how the computer and printer interact. The printer driver supplies Windows with information such as descriptions of fonts and features of the installed printer. When you print with the Canon Advanced Raster Printing System, you are using its printer driver.

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    Scalable fonts Scalable fonts allow characters to be printed in various sizes and rotation angles. This is different from bitmap fonts, which are printed in fixed sizes and angles. Scaling Enlarging or reducing the printed image. Separator page Optional pages printed at the beginning of each document to help separate one print job from another. Server A network computer that is directly attached to the printer.

  • Page 101

    Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface These are new serial interface standards. This bus automatically recognizes connections (Plug and Play) to allow plugging and unplugging connectors with the power still turned on to the PC or peripheral equipment. Virtual Memory Space on the hard disk that Windows uses for temporary data storage as if it were actually random access memory (RAM). Windows does this by means of a swap file.

  • Page 102: Index

    Windows 2000/XP, 3-18 Brightness, 5-2 Windows 98/Me, 3-3 Glossary, 5-2 Grayscale Adjustment tab Windows 2000/XP, 3-33 Windows 98/Me, 3-11 Canon Advanced Raster Printing System (CARPS), 5-2 Grayscale image, 5-3 installing, 2-1 Grayscale Settings not working properly, 4-4 Windows 2000/XP, 3-32 uninstalling, 4-6...

  • Page 103

    Windows 98/Me, 3-10 Megabyte, 5-4 Queue, 5-6 Multi-purpose feeder, 5-1 Random Access Memory, 5-6 No power supplied, 4-2 Removing Canon Advanced Raster Printing System, 4-6 Resolution, 5-1, 5-6 Reverse Output Order, 5-6 Orientation, 5-5 Scaling, 5-7 Server, 5-7 Settings, printer sharing, 2-36...

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    View Settings Windows 2000/XP, 3-38 Windows 98/Me, 3-16 Weight, paper, 5-1, 5-8 Windows 2000/XP Advanced tab, 3-20 Attribution tab, 3-22 Finishing tab, 3-23 General tab, 3-18 Grayscale Adjustment tab, 3-33 Matching tab, 3-33 Page Setup tab, 3-24 Ports tab, 3-19 Profile tab, 3-21 Quality tab, 3-31 Sharing tab, 3-19...

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