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For Gary B.
Authored by: jecwobble on Jun 05, '04 08:37:35PM
Gary B. emailed me with this question:
I tried setting this up. I got an error message from Windows when I tried to 'print to file', RealPC told me that I had to choose a printer from the Chooser. Since this exploits postscript I am assuming that Laserwriter 8 must be selected, or can I use the Classic OS9 driver for my inkjet??

My replies to him were returned because of quota violations, so I'll post my response here in the hopes that he will see it:

I have nothing set up in the Chooser. This process should bypass
"normal" printing routes.

Try this from Windows 98 (if that's what you are running in RealPC):

-Start -> Settings -> Printers
-Open "Add Printer"
-Click "Next" to begin the printer installation
-Select "Local Printer" then click "Next"
-Select "Apple" from "Manufacturers:" and "Apple Color LaserWriter 12/600"
 from "Printers:" then click "Next"
	(if you have already used this driver before, it will ask you to keep
	or replace the existing driver- choose keep and click "Next")
-Select "File:" from "Available Ports:" then click "Next"
-Change the "Printer name:" if you like as well as whether or not you
 want it to be the default printer then click "Next"
-Select "Yes" to print a test page the click "Finish"
-From the "Print to File" prompt type "Test.prn" in the file name and navigate
 to the 'shared' folder that has the AppleScript folder action attached to it.

If all goes well, the test page will print within a minute or two. When
you try to print from other applications in Windows, select this
printer (if it's not the default) and you won't have to check the
"print to file" option in the print dialog- just press print and it
will give you a "Print to File" dialog to select a location to save the
*.prn file.

Hope this helps.


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