- •Figures and Tables
- •About This Note
- •What This Note Contains
- •Conventions Used in This Note
- •Other Reference Material
- •For More Information
- •Communication Ports
- •Serial Port for RS-232C Devices
- •Centronics Parallel Connector
- •Status Lights
- •Memory Capabilities
- •ROM Capability
- •DRAM Expansion
- •Basic Operation
- •Batch Mode
- •Interactive Mode
- •Page Types
- •Paper Handling
- •Software Overview
- •Adobe PostScript Programming Language
- •PostScript Interpreter
- •LaserWriter Select 310 Driver
- •Page Types
- •Product Strings
- •Software Parameters
- •Communication Device Parameters
- •Compatibility Operators
- •Setting Compatibility Operators
- •Setting System Parameters
- •Setting Page Device Parameters
- •Setting User Parameters
- •Setting Device Parameters
- •Setting Communication Parameters
- •Setting Engine Device Parameters
- •Setting Extensions to PostScript Level 1
- •Printer Error Parameter
- •PostScript Language Changes
- •Packed Arrays
- •Packed Arrays Versus Ordinary Arrays
- •Creating Packed Arrays
- •Immediately Evaluated Names
- •Changes in Font Cache Operation
- •Device Resolution Images
- •End-of-Line Recognition
- •New Operators
- •TrueType Fonts
- •Communication Channels
- •Serial Communication
- •Baud Rates
- •Parity Settings
- •Flow Control
- •DTR Flow Control
- •XON/XOFF Flow Control
- •SCC Operator Encoding
- •Communication Protocols
- •Simple Communication Protocol
- •Binary Communication Protocol
- •Communicating with an IBM PC
- •Parallel Interface
- •Serial Interface
- •DTR Flow Control for PC Communication
- •XON/XOFF Flow Control for PC Communication
- •Communication Dynamics
- •Status Queries and Spontaneous Messages
Apple LaserWriter Select 310
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Figures and Tables
About This Note
What This Note Contains
Conventions Used in This Note
Other Reference Material
For More Information
LaserWriter Select 310 Hardware
Serial Port for
Centronics Parallel Connector
LaserWriter Select 310 Software
Adobe PostScript Programming Language
LaserWriter Select 310 Driver
Communication Device Parameters
Setting Compatibility Operators
Setting System Parameters
Setting Page Device Parameters
Setting User Parameters
Setting Device Parameters
Setting Communication Parameters
Setting Engine Device Parameters
Setting Extensions to PostScript Level 1
Printer Error Parameter
PostScript Language Changes
Packed Arrays Versus Ordinary Arrays
Creating Packed Arrays
Immediately Evaluated Names
Changes in Font Cache Operation
Device Resolution Images
DTR Flow Control
XON/XOFF Flow Control
SCC Operator Encoding
Simple Communication Protocol
Binary Communication Protocol
Communicating with an IBM PC
DTR Flow Control for PC Communication
XON/XOFF Flow Control for PC Communication
Status Queries and Spontaneous Messages