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From:  Stuart Thiessen
Date:  Tue Mar 19, 2002  11:17 pm
Subject:  Re: Printing Problems, SignWriter 4.4


Not having a USB printer to test, I can't say for positive.

1) Go to START, Settings, Printers.
2) Right click on the printer and select Properties from the menu that pops
up.
3) Select the tab that says Details.

What does it say is the Port it is to print to?

Thanks,

Stuart

Stuart Thiessen
Des Moines, IA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Valerie Sutton"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, 19 March 2002 16:51
Subject: Printing Problems, SignWriter 4.4


> Tech Support question from Henk Pel:
> >I need some help again. We still have the same printer - DeskJet
> >932C by Hewlett Packard, but it is now hooked up to a USB port. I
> >looked up the setup in SignWriter Manual 4.3 , section -4- and
> >followed the First Time Setup. I think my trouble is when I come to
> >section -5- to set the interface. When I pres the 'I' key, I get 5
> >choices; 1-COM1 2-COM2 3-LPT1 4-LPT2 5-FILE. I tried them all
> >without success. When I try to print a message PRINING ERROR - PRESS
> >RETURN appears. Do you have any suggestion? Sorry to bother you
> >with this, but I'm really stuck. Henk
>
> ---------------------------
>
>
>
> SignWriting List
> March 19, 2002
>
> Hello Henk -
> Thanks for your message. I can feel your frustration! I am posting my
> answer to the SW List, since others may have the same frustrations...
>
> SignWriter 4.4 is in MS-DOS. Because it is an old program, it has
> problems with some modern printers. USB, for example, is something
> that was developed after MS-DOS was established. So it is possible
> that your new hookup to USB can be a problem.
>
> Generally, SignWriter 4.4 was not designed for Ink Jet Printers. It
> was designed for Laser Printers. Some ink jet printers work, and some
> do not. I understand that your DeskJet worked before? What settings
> did you use before, when it worked?
>
> Do you know about Interface 5-FILE? That interface, combined with
> Postscript setup, will create a special file on your hard drive that
> ends with .ps, a Postscript file. Then, with Acrobat or GhostWriter,
> you will be able to create a PDF file from the .ps file, which will
> in turn print on ALL printers.
>
> Have you made PDF files before, Henk? I can't remember?...I thought
> you had before?...If not, here is a document that will teach you how:
>
> Creating SignWriter-PDF files to solve printing problems...
> http://www.SignWriting.org/acrobat/software/SW44-9-Create-SW-PDF.pdf
>
>
> --
>
> Val ;-)
>
>
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