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Printing from a Macintosh OS 9 Client

Identifying your Server’s IP address and its Queues

At Your Printer

  1. Identifying Which Driver Version to Use
  2. From the menu bar across the top of your printer's screen, go to the right side of that bar and click on the word Help to open a drop-down menu.
  3. At the bottom of the drop-down menu, left-click on the line of text that reads About DocuSP to open a splash screen. From this screen, note which version of DocuSP software is being run on your printer.
  4. Identifying Your printer's IP address
  5. If the previous step shows that your DocuSP software version is 3.80 or earlier: At the top of the DocuSP user interface click on the menu bar on the word Setup to open a menu list.
  6. In the menu list, click on the word Configuration to open the Configuration window.
  7. Click on the Network tab to open the Network Configuration window.
  8. Copy your printer's IP address from the Network Address field.
  9. If the previous step shows that your DocuSP software version is 4.2 or later: At the top of the DocuSP user interface click on the menu bar on the word Setup to open a menu list.
  10. In the menu list, click on the words Network Configuration to open the Network Configuration window.
  11. Click on the IP Address tab to open the IP Address information window.
  12. Copy your printer's IP address from the IP Address field.
  13. Identifying the Queue Name
  14. If your printer is a Nuvera Copier/Printer: The steps you followed to find the IP Address in step 2 will also show a field called Hostname. Your queue name is the host name (case–sensitive) followed (no spaces!) by the capital letters VP.

    If your printer is a DocuSP–controlled printer and is NOT a Nuvera Copier/Printer: Click on the Queue Manager icon on the left side of your User Interface screen.
  15. From the list of queues shown, copy the name of the queue (case–sensitively) to which you wish to print.

Preparing your Macintosh Workstation

At Your Macintosh Workstation

  1. Click on the Apple icon OS9 Apple on the left side of the menu bar.
  2. Select Control Panels:File Sharing
  3. Click on the Start/Stop tab and make sure that the Owner Name and Computer Name fields are filled in. If they are not, please take the time to fill them now. (This procedure doesn't enable file sharing. It identifies the workstation's name and owner for the job ticket).
  4. Close the dialog box by clicking on the small box at the left end of the banner bar.
  5. Click on the Apple icon OS9 Apple on the left side of the menu bar.
  6. Select Control Panels:TCP/IP.
  7. Make sure that your Macintosh workstation connects to the network via Ethernet. Your ip address may be assigned manually or from a DHCP server.
  8. Close the dialog box.
  9. Click on the Apple icon OS9 Apple on the left side of the menu bar.
  10. Select Control Panels:Extensions Manager.
  11. Scroll past Control Panels to Extensions and make sure that the
    Desktop Printer Spooler,
    Desktop PrintMonitor and
    Printing Lib extensions are enabled. (These are environment settings that the printer drivers need so that they can function correctly.)

    Note: If you've enabled or disabled any extensions you'll need to restart your Macintosh workstation.
  12. Open the Macintosh Hard Drive:System Folder:Preferences:Printing Prefs folder
  13. Drag the AdobePS Prefs file to your Trash OS9 Trashcan on the bottom right corner of your monitor.
  14. Within the same folder, open the Parsed PPD folder.
  15. Drag the Xerox PPDs corresponding to your printer model to your Trash.
  16. Empty the trash and close the folders you opened. (Steps 4 and 5 get rid of old information that the new drivers might read by mistake).

Downloading Drivers

  1. Open your web browser and type the following URL: http://www.xerox.com/.
  2. Click on the blue navigation bar where it says Support & Drivers.
  3. Locate the section header: Black & White Printers
  4. Select Product Family: DocuTech.
  5. Find your printer model on the resulting list and just below it, click on Drivers & Downloads.
  6. Select Operating system: Macintosh 7, Macintosh 8 or Macintosh 9.
  7. Select language: English (English).
  8. Click on the blue [GO] button.
  9. Click on the link: Xerox Production Print Services (XPPS) with the description:

    Contains all of the client software applications available for Macintosh. Includes the Adobe PostScript printer driver, Plugins for the AdobePS Printer Driver, Xerox Document Submission (XDS), PPD files and Xerox Document Submission Plus. XDS Plus supports the same feature set as XDS with the addition of printer status, Xerox Job Ticket Converter, and Xerox Document Submission Command Line.

    The file will download and will automatically unstuff to OS9. Inside the OS9 folder are four more folders.

Installing Drivers

  1. Open OS9 Folder.
  2. Open the AdobePS Driver Folder.
  3. Open the AdobePS Folder.
  4. Double-click on the AdobePS Installer icon. This will update your driver and printer library files and will probably require you to reboot your system.
  5. Open your Hard Drive:System Folder:Extensions Folder:Printer Descriptions folder.
  6. Open the OS 9 folder:AdobePS Plugins folder.
  7. Hold down your option key Option key and drag a copy of the Plugin file into your Printer Descriptions folder. (If you don't see the Xerox Job Ticket when you try printing your document, it's likely you missed this step.)
  8. Open the OS 9 folder:PPDs folder.
  9. Hold down your option key Option key and drag a copy of the appropriate ppd file into your Printer Descriptions folder. (PPDs let your drivers know that your printer is capable of stapling, printing on both sides, using more than one kind of paper within a single job, etc.)

Creating and Configuring the Macintosh Desktop Printers

  1. Hold down the Command key Command key while tapping the f key. When the Sherlock utility opens, type Desktop Printer Utility in the find field and tap the <return> key.
  2. Double-click on the icon that represents the Desktop Printer Utility application. You should see a New Desktop Printer dialog.
  3. Click on the up-down arrow , select the AdobePS driver.

For TCP/IP Connections

  1. Select the Printer (LPR) protocol and then select the [OK] button.
  2. Under PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file, select the [Change...] button, select appropriate ppd from the Printer Descriptions field and select the [Select] button.
  3. Under LPR Printer Selection, select the [Change...] button. In the Printer Address: field, enter the print server's IP address; In the Queue: field, enter the Printer Queue; then select the [OK] button. (Proceed to step 7.)

For AppleTalk Connections

  1. Select the Printer (AppleTalk) protocol and then select the [OK] button.
  2. Under PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file, select the [Change...] button, select appropriate ppd from the Printer Descriptions field and select the [Select] button.
  3. Under AppleTalk Printer Selection, select the [Change...] button. If an AppleTalk Zones window appears, highlight the appropriate AppleTalk zone. In the Select a PostScript Printer window, highlight the queue to which you'd like to send your print jobs and click on the [OK] button.

For All Connections

  1. Select the [Create...] button; provide a helpful name by which you will refer to the queue connection, select the folder where you wish to place the printer icon and select the [Save] button.

    The active application should still be the Apple LaserWriter Desktop Printer Utility.
  2. Hold down the Command key Command key while tapping the letter q. This will close the Apple LaserWriter Desktop Printer Utility.
  3. Highlight the Desktop Printer you just created. Hold down the Command key Command key while tapping the letter i. This will open the information window for the Desktop Printer. At the bottom of this window you'll see two fields, one called, "Minimum Size:" and the other called, "Preferred Size:".
  4. Replace the number 350 in the Preferred Size field with the number 8000.
  5. Replace the number 250 in the Minimum Size field with the number 8000.
  6. Place your cursor in the small square at the left end of the banner bar for the information window and click your mouse button. This will close the information window for the Desktop Printer.

Printing from Within Applications

  1. Open the application you will be using to create your document.
  2. Before you begin planning your layout, select Menu item: File:Print (If necessary, temporarily place an element on the blank page in order to make the Print command selectable). Then select your DocuTech queue.
  3. If you plan to proof-print to another kind of printer, don't change your printer driver or PPD. Different printers have different margins and different font sizes (although they look a lot alike), and a change of driver will cause your text to reflow. Read the section below entitled Proof-printing to a different kind of printer. Now go ahead and set up your page layout and create your document.
  4. Select Menu item: File:Page Setup…. Select the printer you wish to use. Click on the up-down arrow to the right of Page Attributes and highlight PostScript™ Options. By clicking on the boxes, deselect all of the Visual Effects and Image & Text options. Then Click on the [OK] button.
  5. Once again select Menu item: File:Print.
  6. At the Xerox Job Ticket dialog, click on the [Options] button.
  7. Place a check mark before: Send DocuSP 2X compatible Job Ticket if your printer is running DocuSP software level 2.x, or

    Make sure that there is no check mark before: Send DocuSP 2X compatible Job Ticket if your printer is running DocuSP software level 3.x. Click on the [Save] button.
  8. Click on the up-down arrow to the right of Xerox Job Ticket and select Background Printing.
  9. Select Print in: Foreground (no spool file).

    NOTE: (If you miss this step you'll see a -8993 error message. The Mac OS has a resource management problem with AdobePS drivers. Printing in the foreground fixes it.)
  10. Click on the up-down arrow to the right of Background Printing and select PostScript Settings. Select
Format: PostScript Job
PostScript Level: Level 1, 2 and 3 Compatible
Data Format: Binary (unless your System Administrator advises you that your network will reject binary data)
Font Inclusion: All
  1. Click on the up-down arrow to the right of PostScript Settings and select Xerox Job Ticket. Program your job as desired and print to connected queue.

Proof-printing to a different kind of printer

Use the same settings, but print to file. Convert the resulting PostScript file to a Portable Document Format (e.g., Adobe Acrobat file), open the .pdf in Acrobat Reader (or your equivalent) and print from within the reader application using your proof printer's own drivers. If the proof print is acceptable, send the saved PostScript file to your DocuTech printer or to your printing service.

Printing from Adobe PageMaker

  1. Hold down the <option> key while using the mouse to select the File:Print option. This will place you in the PageMaker print dialog box.
  2. Click on Setup..., select the correct printer, click on Page Attributes and slide down to PostScript Options. Deselect Substitute Fonts and then click on the [OK] button. This will place you in the AdobePS print dialog box.
  3. Follow the steps shown at the top of this page in Printing From Within Applications. Selecting the Print button will send you back to the PageMaker print dialog box, and if you click on the Print button, your job will be sent to the printer.

Updated by Norman Teck
Updated April 27, 2007