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XES Synergix™
8825/8830/8850/8855
Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print
Driver User Guide
701P36867
July 2001

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  • Page 1 XES Synergix™ 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide 701P36867 July 2001...
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  • Page 3: Xes Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows Nt 4.0 Postscript Print Driver User Guide

    8850 Digital Solution, XES Synergix 8825 and 8825 Digital Solution, XES Synergix 8830 and 8830 Digital Solution, XES Synergix Scan System, the digital box icon, AccXES, and the acronym XES are trademarks of XEROX Corporation. XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Removing the Driver..............23 Table of Contents Trademark Acknowledgments ............i Introduction..................1 Purpose of this Guide ..............1 Basic Requirements................ 1 How to Use this Guide ..............1 Before You Start ................
  • Page 5: Introduction

    4. Click OK on the Print Screen to print your job. Introduction 5. If you no longer need the driver, remove the driver as stated in the Removing the Driver section of this Guide. Purpose of this Guide The purpose of this Guide is to assist you with instructions for installing a PostScript Print Driver, adjusting the Print Driver’s settings to meet your needs, printing with the Print Driver, and removing the driver when it is no longer needed.
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide What desktop port will you be using to communicate to the printer? Before You Start Make sure that you have a printer port available before starting the driver installation. Click “Start,” “Settings,” “Printers,” “File,” “Server Properties” and the “Ports”...
  • Page 7: Printing A Printer Configuration Test Print

    Before You Start Printing a PRINTER CONFIGURATION Test Print To check the communication settings of the printer, print a PRINTER CONFIGURATION Test Print as follows: • While the Printer is NOT printing, from the Web PMT, accessed through a web browser installed on your workstation, select PRINTER DEFAULTS, TEST PRINT.
  • Page 8: Driver Installation

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Driver Installation Driver File Format This PostScript driver is typically delivered in Zip file format in multiple languages on CD ROM at the time that new Firmware is released. However, this driver can also be downloaded in self-extracting Zip file format from the Internet at http://www.xes.com.
  • Page 9: Driver Installation Procedure

    6. When prompted, accept the default printer name in the Printer Name Driver Installation (continued) field, or give your printer an easily recognized name. 7. Select either Yes or No to make this printer your default Windows printer. Driver Installation Procedure Choose Yes if you will be printing primarily to this printer from your Windows applications.
  • Page 10: Driver Configuration

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide 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 PostScript printer. From this window, if you right mouse click on the PostScript printer icon, then left mouse click on Properties, you will open the Printer Properties dialog (set of tabbed screens) shown on the next page of this Guide.
  • Page 11: Printer Properties Dialog Tabs

    Driver Configuration (Printer Properties Dialog) Printer Properties Dialog Tabs The following is a list of the Tabs of the Printer Properties Dialog containing numerous printer parameters that can be set as the print processing defaults for ALL print jobs by left mouse clicking on the appropriate tab and making the available selections.
  • Page 12: Device Settings Parameters

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Driver Configuration (Printer Properties Dialog) Device Settings Parameters The Device Settings tab of the Printer Properties dialog contains a number of configurable device settings. Form to Tray Assignment Manual Feed Setting - Lets you set the size of the manual feed option on the printer if the printer is so equipped.
  • Page 13 instructions available on the Internet at www.xes.com. After downloading Parameters of the Device Settings Tab (continued) the executable file to your workstation, open a command prompt on your desktop and provide the path to the "xesfin.exe" file on your workstation. Output Protocol –...
  • Page 14: Accessing The Document Properties Dialog

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Driver Configuration (Document Properties Dialog) Accessing the Document Properties Dialog 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.
  • Page 15: Document Properties Dialog Tabs

    Driver Configuration (Document Properties Dialog) Document Properties Dialog Tabs This dialog consists of three Tabs: the Page Setup Tab, the Advanced Tab and the Job Tab. Select a Tab, change any parameters to the settings desired, then click the OK button for your changes to take effect and to return you to the application Print screen.
  • Page 16 XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Media Document Properties Dialog (Advanced Tab Parameters) This parameter displays the currently-selected media. To change the Orientation media, left mouse click on Media and make a selection from the available list in the bottom dialog box.
  • Page 17: Graphic Parameters

    Document Properties Dialog (Advanced Tab Parameters) TrueType Font Copy Count This parameter displays the currently-selected option for printing with This parameter displays the currently-selected number of copies to print. TrueType Fonts. To change the selection, left mouse click on TrueType To change the Copy Count, left mouse click on Copy Count and enter a Font and click on the appropriate radio button.
  • Page 18: Document Options Parameters

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide True Type Font Download Option Document Properties Dialog (Advanced Tab Parameters) This parameter specifies how TrueType fonts are downloaded. Typically this parameter should be left at the default of Automatic DOCUMENT OPTIONS PARAMETERS enabling the driver to decide which format is best.
  • Page 19 Document Properties Dialog (Advanced Tab Parameters) PostScript Language Level At the default value of 3, the driver displays the highest PostScript language level supporting the maximum features of the printer. A lower level (2) may resolve some printing problems, but at a cost of fewer supported printer features.
  • Page 20: Accxes Options

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Document Properties Dialog (Advanced Tab Parameters) ACCXES OPTIONS About AccXES Plug-In Select this option and click the "About AccXES Plug In" button to display a screen informing you of the version number of the XES features created to work with this PostScript driver.
  • Page 21: Job Tab Parameters

    Document Properties Dialog (Job Tab Parameters) Job Tab Parameters 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.
  • Page 22: Raster Stamp

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Document Properties Dialog (Job Tab Parameters) RASTER STAMP This option allows you to determine if a raster stamp will be applied to your print job. You can select None, Printer default, or User defined. None means that no stamp is specified by the driver.
  • Page 23: Finishing

    Single Job creates a plot nest restricted to the contents of your current Document Properties Dialog (Job Tab Parameters) job. Plots from other job sources will not be intermixed with plots from your job. If you select Single Job, the Settings… button will be enabled. FINISHING When you click this button, a Plot Nesting Options dialog will display allowing you to adjust the margins between printed images on your...
  • Page 24: Media Mismatch

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Document Properties Dialog (Job Tab Parameters) 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.
  • Page 25: Page Setup Tab Parameters

    Page Setup Tab Parameters The Page Setup Tab is a more graphically pleasing display of a limited number of the many parameters available for setting on the Advanced Tab of the Document Properties dialog. The parameters displayed on this Tab include: •...
  • Page 26: Feature Enhancements In Support Of Postscript Printing

    XES Synergix 8825/8830/8850/8855 Windows NT 4.0 PostScript Print Driver User Guide Feature Enhancements in Support of PostScript Printing Because the PostScript driver does not currently support all of the numerous printing features available with the Controller, the following table shows additional printing features that can be set as job processing defaults with the Web Printer Manager Tool on a networked workstation.
  • Page 27: Removing The Driver

    Removing the Driver 1. To remove the PostScript Print Driver, from the Windows NT 4.0 desktop click on “Start,” “Settings,” “Printers.” 2. Right click on the icon representing your PostScript printer. 3. Select Delete from the drop down menu. 4. Click Yes when prompted. This will remove the PostScript Print Driver from your Windows NT 4.0 operating system.
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  • Page 30 8850 and 8850 Digital Solution, XES Synergix 8825 and 8825 Digital Solution, XES Synergix 8830 and 8830 Digital Solution, XES Synergix Scan System, the digital box icon, AccXES, and the acronym XES are trademarks of XEROX Corporation. 701P36867 July 2001...

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