NEC SuperScript 660plus User Guide

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

3

Installing the Software

 

Overview

1–1

Overview

3–1

Standard Features

1–2

SuperScript Software Installation

3–2

Configuration Overview

1–2

Installing the SuperScript Software

3–3

System Requirements

1–2

SuperScript Installation Dialogs

3–3

Unpacking the Printer

1–3

Testing the Installation

3–8

Locating the Printer Items

1–3

Removing SuperScript Software

3–8

2 Setting Up and Using the Printer

4

SuperScript Console

 

Overview

2–1

Overview

4–1

Precautions for Installation

2–2

Control Panel

4–2

Installation Site

2–2

GDI Setup Window

4–4

Power Source

2–2

Paper

4–4

Grounding

2–2

Advanced Options

4–5

Printer Dimensions and Space Requirements

2–3

Print Quality

4–5

Operating Environment

2–3

2Up/4Up

4–6

External Printer Parts

2–5

Form Settings

4–6

Internal Printer Parts

2–7

Create a Cover/Trailer Page or Overlay file

4–6

Installing the Main Multipurpose Feeder Tray

2–8

Local Queue

4–7

Loading Paper

2–8

Job Log

4–8

Loading the Manual Feeder

2–10

SuperScript Console Menu

4–9

Duplex Printing

2–10

File

4–9

Setting Up the Photoconductor Module and

 

View

4–9

the Toner Module

2–11

Settings

4–9

Parallel Cable

2–13

Priority

4–9

Power Cord

2–13

Local Printer Change

4–10

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Using the Printer

2–14

Network

4–10

 

 

Change Name

4–10

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Run

4–10

Help

4–10

Exiting before printing has completed

4–10

Printing from a DOS Application

4–11

5 Monitoring the Printer Status

 

Overview

5–1

 

Expanded SuperScript Printer Status Display

5–3

 

Printer Error Status Messages and Recovery

5–3

 

Paper Out

5–4

 

Paper Jam

5–4

 

Cover Open or Toner Cartridge Missing

5–4

 

Duplex Printing

5–4

 

Power Off or Cable Problem

5–4

 

Engine is Warming Up

5–4

 

Engine Error

5–4

6

Maintaining the Printer

 

 

Overview

6–1

 

Replacing the Toner Module

6–2

 

Replacing the Photoconductor Module

6–2

 

Cleaning the Printer

6–2

 

Cleaning the Outside

6–3

 

Cleaning the Transport Roller and

 

 

Transfer Unit

6–3

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Troubleshooting

 

 

Overview

A–1

 

Maintaining Print Quality

A–2

 

Output Quality

A–3

 

Blank Spots

A–4

 

Solid White Vertical Lines

A–5

 

Incomplete Page

A–5

 

Correcting Paper Jams

A–5

 

Installation Problems

A–8

 

Wrong System or Hardware Configuration

A–8

 

Insufficient Memory

A–8

 

No Printer Port

A–8

 

Insufficient Disk Space

A–8

 

Removing Previously Installed SuperScript

 

 

Software

A–9

B

Frequently Asked Questions

 

C

Printer Options

 

 

Overview

C–1

 

250-Sheet Second Hopper

C–2

 

Setting Up the 250-Sheet Hopper

C–2

 

Loading paper on the second tray

C–3

 

Memory Expansion Module (SIMM)

C–4

D

Selecting Print Media

 

 

Overview

 

 

Selecting Paper and Media

D–2

 

Care of Printer Supplies

D–2

 

Paper Properties

D–3

 

Print Areas

D–3

 

Media Use Guidelines

D–4

 

Preprinted Forms

D–4

 

Heavy Print Stock

D–4

 

Envelopes

D–5

 

Adhesive Labels

D–5

 

Transparency Film

D–6

 

Media Purchasing Specifications

D–7

 

Printing with Various Media

D–9

E

Using Fonts

 

 

Overview

E–1

 

Fonts in GDI Mode

E–2

 

Fonts in PCL Mode

E–3

 

Installing SuperScript TrueType Fonts

E–3

 

Saving Downloaded Fonts and Macros

 

 

(PCL Mode)

E–3

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F

Safety Information

 

 

Laser Safety

F–1

 

Internal Laser Radiation

F–1

 

CDRH Regulations

F–1

 

For United States Use Only

F–2

 

FCC Statement

F–2

 

Employer Responsibilities

F–2

 

Minimizing Ozone Exposure

F–3

 

Ozone Emissions

F–3

 

UL Standards for Ozone

F–3

 

EPA Energy Star Computers Award

F–3

 

Technical Specifications

F–4

G

Glossary

 

H

Technical Support

 

 

Assistance Nearby

H–1

 

Help From Within Your Company

H–1

 

Help From Your Dealer

H–1

 

NEC Technical Support

H–1

 

How to Contact NEC

H–2

 

Sending Internet Electronic Mail

H–2

 

Reaching the NEC Bulletin Board System

H–3

 

Reaching NEC on Compuserve

H–3

 

Reaching NEC on America Online

H–3

 

Reaching NEC on AT&T Interchange

H–3

 

Reaching NEC on the World Wide Web

H–3

 

Writing NEC

H–3

 

Ordering Supplies, Printer Options, and

 

 

Spare Parts

H–3

 

Support from Your Software Vendor

H–4

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PROPRIETARY NOTICE AND LIABILITY

DISCLAIMER

The information disclosed in this document, including all designs and related materials, is the valuable property of NEC Corporation (NEC) and/or its licensers.NEC and/or its licensers, as appropriate, reserve all patent, copyright and other proprietary rights to this document, including all design, manufacturing, reproduction, use, and sales rights thereto, except to the extent said rights are expressly granted to others.

The NEC products discussed in this document are warranted in accordance with the terms of the Warranty Statement accompanying each product. However, actual perfomance of each such product is dependent upon factors such as system configuration, customer data, and operator control. Since implementation by customers of each product may vary, the suitability of specific product configurations and applications must be determined by the customer and is not warranted by NEC.

To allow for design and specification improvements, the information in this document is subject to change at any time, without notice. Reproduction of this document or portions thereof without prior written approval of NEC is prohibited.

SuperScript is a trademark of NEC Technologies, Inc. All other product, brand, or trade names used in this publication are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

©NEC Corporation, 1996

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Destiny Technology Corp. Ver. 1.0

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©Copyright, PageStyler®/Phase II, 1989-1996 Destiny Technology Corp. Ver. 1.0

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Introduction 1

Overview

This chapter describes the standard features of the SuperScript 660plus printer. It has the details about

Unpacking the printer

System requirements for the printer

General information about Easy and Custom installation

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Chapter 1: Introduction

This guide provides installation and operating instructions for the NEC SuperScript 660plus.

The NEC SuperScript 660plus was developed especially for users of Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups. The software supports GDI and PCL emulation modes.

Standard Features

NEC SuperScript 660plus is a printing solution developed for Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups that provides complete Windows-based printing.

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This new SuperScript 660plus provides the following features:

Full Compatibility with Windows 95, Windows 3.1, and Windows for Workgroups

Software emulation for HP LaserJet (PCL 5e Emulation)

Configuration Overview

The SuperScript 660plus program provides Easy Installation and Custom Installation options that you can select based on how you intend to use the printer:

Easy Installation

• GDI mode only

Custom Installation (full featured)

• GDI and PCL

For Easy Installation you can use the CD-ROM or floppy disks. For Custom Installation, you must use the CD-ROM.

System Requirements

The minimum free disk space required is 40MB. This matches the Microsoft general recommendation that users maintain 40MB of free disk space at all times when running Windows, for best performance.

Because of SuperScript’s high speed interface, it is important to use a properly manufactured parallel

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cable. A poor quality parallel cable may affect your output. A long cable may also cause print problems. For best results use the 6 foot length cable supplied with your SuperScript 660plus printer.

A 1.4 MB floppy drive or CD-ROM drive is also required.

Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 3.1, or Windows for Workgroups 3.11.

Unpacking the Printer

Follow these steps to set up your SuperScript printer.

1.Open the box and take out the documents the software diskettes, the toner module, the photoconductor module, the main feeder, the parallel printer cable, and the power cord.

2.Lift out the printer together with the packing materials and set on a flat, sturdy surface.

Locating the Printer Items

Locate the following items:

NEC SuperScript 660plus Printer

SuperScript 660plus software kit

User’s Guide

Quick Installation Guide

Main feeder

Toner module

Chapter 1: Introduction

Photoconductor module

Power cord

Parallel printer cable

Packing material

Note: Save this User’s Guide, the box, and all packing materials in case the printer needs to be repacked.

Parallel Printer Cable

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Chapter 2: Setting Up and Using the Printer

Setting Up and Using the Printer

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Overview

This chapter gives you the information you need when you set up your printer, load paper, and begin printing. The chapter has information about

• Choosing an appropriate place for the printer

• Power sources and grounding the printer

• All internal and external printer parts

• How to install the main feeder tray

• How to load paper in the manual feeder

• How to print on both sides of the page

• How to install the photoconductor and toner modules

• How to connect the printer cable and power cord

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Precautions for Installation

Installation Site

To ensure a long life for the printer, it is important to select an appropriate installation site. Choose a site that meets the following requirements:

A well-ventilated place.

An area that will not generate ammonia or other organic gases.

A power outlet is nearby, so that the power cord can be plugged in and unplugged easily.

An area free from direct sunlight.

A place that is out of the direct air stream of an air conditioner, heater, or ventilator and is not subject to very high or very low temperature or humidity.

A stable and level location not subject to undue vibration.

A place free from anything that could obstruct the printer’s heat exhaust duct.

There are no curtains or other fabrics nearby that could catch fire.

There is no possibility of being splashed with water, coffee, or any other liquid.

The area is dust-free.

Power Source

The power source voltage requirements are as follows.

Voltage fluctuation: 110 V 60 Hz

Frequency fluctuation: Within ±0.3% 110V 60 Hz

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Observe the following precautions when establishing the power source for your printer:

Use a power source with little voltage and frequency fluctuation.

Use an outlet with the specified voltage capacity only.

Be sure to insert the power cord all the way into the outlet. The outlet should be located near the printer and be easily accessible, so that the power cord can be unplugged immediately when necessary.

Be sure that outlet is visible, and not hidden behind the printer or any other office equipment.

If any other electrical equipment uses the same outlet, make sure that the capacity of the outlet is not exceeded.

If an extension cord is needed, use one with a capacity greater than the power consumption of the printer. A cord that falls short of the capacity requirements could cause a fire.

Never connect any other appliances or machines by means of a multiple socket to the outlet you use for the printer.

Grounding

Always ground the printer to prevent electrical shocks in the case of electrical leakage. If you are unable to make grounding connections consult your NEC Technical Support at 1-800-632-4650 (toll free).

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Connect the grounding wire to

The outlet’s ground terminal

A grounding contact that complies with local electrical standards.

Caution! Never connect the grounding wire to a gas pipe, to the grounding wire for a telephone, or to a water pipe.

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Operating Environment

The operating environmental requirements of the printer are as follows:

Temperature:

50°F to 90.5°F (10°C to 32.5°C) with a

 

fluctuation of 10°per hour

Humidity:

20% to 80% RH with a fluctuation of

 

20% per hour

Printer Dimensions and Space Requirements

To ensure easy printer operation, supply replacement, and service maintenance, adhere to the recommended space requirements detailed below.

SuperScript 660plus with the optional

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250 sheet hopper mounted

Note: Because of the NEC SuperScript 660plus high speed interface, it is important that you use the parallel cable that is included with your SuperScript 660plus printer. Using a poor quality parallel cable can affect your output.

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External Printer Parts

The following is an external view of the printer and its parts.

1.Indicator Lights – three LED lights that indicate the operating status of the printer.

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Ready Indicator light – the upper light shows that the printer is ready (steady green), warming up, processing a job (rapid blink), or in power saving mode (slow blink).

Paper Indicator Light – the middle light shows that the printer detects that the paper tray is empty (steady amber), or that you are using the manual feed (blinking).

If you have the second hopper installed, “Pick Miss” will appear on your screen if the paper did not feed.

Error Indicator – the lower light shows that the printer detects that the cover is open, that there is no toner module, no photoconductor module, or that there is a paper jam (steady red), or that there is a data error (blinking).

All indicators light when the printer is turned on, or when there is a printer hardware error.

2.Top Cover (and output tray) – provides access to the inside of the printer and, when printing, serves as an output tray. It stacks the printed sheets with the printed side facing down.

Maximum capacity: 100 sheets. (17 lb. paper)

3.Paper Guide – slides to the size of the paper. (Main Feeder)

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4.Main (multipurpose) Feeder – holds up to 150 sheets of paper.

5.Manual Feeder Slot – you insert a sheet of paper or an envelope manually into this slot in the manual feed print mode.

6.Paper Liftup Button – used when loading paper in the (optional) 250 sheet hopper.

7.250 Sheet Hopper (optional) – when fitted to the printer, and used with the multipurpose paper tray, permits printing up to 400 pages.

8.On/Off Switch

9.Top Cover Release Button – press to swing the top cover up.

10.Model Number – indicates the model number and the serial number of your printer. You enter these numbers on your warranty registration.

11.Memory Cover – provides access to the inside of the printer, to the optional memory expansion module. The printer’s memory can be expanded by adding a Single Inline Memory Module (SIMM), available from your local dealer.

12.Power Plug – the printer’s power cord is inserted here.

13.Parallel Port – provides the connection to the computer’s Centronics-type parallel interface connector.

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Internal Printer Parts

Toner Module – contains the toner used in the printing process, which you can replace when the toner runs out. (Approximately 3,000 pages at 5% coverage.)

Photoconductor Module – contains the electrophotographic (EP) drum. Handle with the utmost care. (Estimated life 20,000 pages)

14.Transport Roller – moves the paper through the printer.

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15.Transfer Unit (discharge plate) – a high voltage plate that attracts the toner to the paper.

16.Paper Guide (for the 250 sheet hopper) – changes the guide position to the size of the paper.

17.250 Sheet Hopper (Optional) – when fitted to the printer, and used with the multipurpose paper tray, permits printing up to 400 pages.

18.Fuser Unit – fixes the toner image on the paper.

19.Transfer Unit Cleaner – used to clean the transfer unit.

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Installing the Main (Multipurpose) Feeder Tray

Referring to the figure of the external printer parts, attach the multipurpose tray as follows:

1.Hold the multipurpose tray with both hands.

2.Carefully set the tray into the printer at an upward angle.

3.Once the tray is completely inserted, gently press down to lock the tray into place. Be sure it is pressed down fully.

Raise the stopper e when using a letter-size or A4 size paper.

2.Load a stack of paper evenly into multipurpose tray. Adjust the paper guide to fit snugly against side of the paper:

Loading Paper

A maximum of 150 sheets (17 lb. paper) can be loaded into the tray at once.

1.Pull out the extension piece of the multipurpose tray.

Pull out the larger extension guide q, then fold out the smaller extension guide w for paper out tray.

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Take care not to overload the tray. Do not add paper while resetting the printer.

Note: Do not load additional paper until all the paper in the tray has fed through the printer.

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Loading the Manual Feeder

1.With the side to be printed facing up, press the edge of the paper against the left side in the manual feeding slot.

2.Insert one sheet of paper until it stops.

Insert only one sheet of paper or one envelope into

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the slot at a time. Insert envelopes face up with the narrow end first, and the flap to the right. Refer to the paper path sticker in the accessory kit for a small diagram showing you how to insert paper and envelopes.

Duplex Printing

When printing on both sides of the paper (manually), observe the following:

Papers are not fed from the main feeder tray. Use the manual feeder slot instead.

Be sure the temperature is between 59°F to 77° F (15° to 25°C) and the humidity is between 20 to 70%

Be sure the image density of the text on the first printed side does not exceed a black to white ratio of 5%.

Use paper 24 lbs. or heavier.

Use paper right after being unwrapped.

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Installing the Photoconductor Module and

the Toner Module

Installing the photoconductor module and toner module as follows:

1.Press the top cover release button, and swing the top cover open completely.

2.Unpack the photoconductor module from its carton.

Caution! Whenever the photoconductor module is removed from the printer be sure to cover it with a cloth to prevent exposure to light.

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3.Install the photoconductor in the printer, aligning the guides with the slits inside the printer frame.

Press it down firmly.

Hold the photoconductor so that you see the L (left) and R (right) markers on it, indicating how you hold it.

Right

Left

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4.Unpack the toner module from its carton.

Holding the toner module with both hands, shake it gently but firmly in the directions of the arrows.

6. Swing the top cover down and press the front 5. Install the toner module in the printer, making sure down to lock it into position.

that the four pins of the toner module (two at the front and two at the rear) align with the slits inside the printer frame, and slide it securely in position.

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Parallel Cable

Connect the parallel cable as follows:

1.Switch OFF power to the printer and to the computer.

Caution! To protect your printer and computer from possible damage, make sure the power switch is OFF.

2.Plug the parallel cable into the printer, then secure the lock springs.

3.Connect the other end of the parallel cable to the computer.

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Power Cord

Connect the power cord as follows:

1.Switch OFF power to the printer.

2.Plug the power cord into the power plug on the rear panel of the printer.

3.Plug the other end of the power cord into a properly grounded electric outlet.

Caution! Do not connect the power cord to the auxiliary outlet of your computer.

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SomeDo’s and Don’ts for Using the Printer

To ensure the optimum performance of the printer, follow these precautions and admonitions:

NEVER open any door, or turn the printer OFF while it is printing.

NEVER bring any magnetized object, flammable gas, or liquid near the printer.

When unplugging the power cord, do not pull on the cord; rather, hold the plug and pull it out. A damaged cord could result in a fire or cause an electrical shock.

NEVER attempt to unplug the power cord with a wet or damp hand, as it could cause an electrical shock.

ALWAYS unplug the power cord when attempting to move the printer. Moving the printer with the power cord plugged in can damage the cord, and result in a fire, or cause an electrical shock.

ALWAYS unplug the power cord when you will not be using the printer for a long time.

NEVER remove any panel or cover that is secured. The printer contains a high-voltage component inside, which can cause an electrical shock.

NEVER place a heavy object on the power cord, or pull or bend the cord, as a fire or electrical shock could result.

ALWAYS be sure that the printer does not ride on the power cord or communications cable of any other electrical equipment, and it does not get such a cord or cable wedged into its own mechanism, as

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a malfunction or fire could result.

NEVER drop paper clips, staples, or other small pieces of metal through the vents or other printer openings, as a fire or electrical shock could result.

NEVER place a vase or vessel containing water on the printer. If fluid gets inside it can cause a fire or electrical shock.

In case a piece of metal or fluid gets inside the printer, turn it OFF immediately, unplug the power cord, and call your NEC Technical Support at:

1-800-632-4560

A fire or electrical shock could result if the printer is run without taking the necessary action.

NEVER leave the printer running when it becomes very hot or emits smoke, an unusual smell, or noise. If that happens, immediately turn the printer OFF, unplug it, and call your NEC Technical Support at 1-800-632-4650. A fire or electrical shock could result if you run the printer without taking the necessary action.

Note: Locate the printer in a well ventilated room. A negligible amount of ozone is generated during normal operation of this printer. An unpleasant odor may be created in poorly ventilated rooms during extensive printer operations. For a comfortable, healthy, and safe operating environment, it is recommended that the room be well ventilated.

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Chapter 3: Installing the Software

Installing the Software

3

Overview

This chapter gives you the information you need to install the new SuperScript 660plus software, and to remove any previous version you may have installed. The chapter discusses

• The steps you take before you begin to install the software

• Easy or Custom Installation

• The installation dialogs

• How to test that the installation is correct

• How to remove NEC SuperScript software

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SuperScript Software Installation

This section describes the steps to set up the hardware and software necessary to configure your printer. Installation includes the following steps:

Pre-installation

Installation of the SuperScript software

Testing and verifying the installation

Some procedures described below, such as disk defragmention, may not be necessary for your PC configuration. The installation description provides a general approach. Your configuration may provide an alternate set of selections, such as an installation folder.

To install both GDI and PCL you need 40 MB space on your hard disk.

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Table 3-1 Pre-Installation Steps

ACTION

COMMENT

 

 

 

1. Remove the current

Click Start, then click Run.SuperScript software if it

 

installed in the PC. In Windows 95, type

 

C: \SSCRIPT\NECDELETE.EXE

 

in the command line box. Press Enter.

 

In Windows 3.1 and 3.11, if your current

 

SuperScript software is SuperScript

 

Network and PS option kit software, type

 

C: \NECSSFW\WSREMOVE.EXE in the

 

command line box. Press Enter.

2. Defragment the disk

You can use Disk Defragmenter in Windows 95.

 

Refer to your Windows 95 documentation. This is

 

recommended, but not generally necessary.

Note: Be sure to remove the current SuperScript software prior to installing the SuperScript 660plus in order to avoid installation problems. Appendix A, Troubleshooting, provides some instructions on what to do if you encounter installation problems.

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Installing the SuperScript Software

The SuperScript software installation program analyzes your system configuration, installs the SuperScript software and fonts, and makes the necessary changes to the Windows startup files. As shown in the following tables, there are two ways to install SuperScript software:

Custom Installation, which you can do either from the installation diskettes or from the CD.

Easy Installation, which must be done from the diskettes.

Note: If you need to make full featured SuperScript software installation diskettes, you can do it from the SuperScript for Windows 95 installation CD as follows. (You need seven empty diskettes. The following instruction assumes the CD drive is drive d and the diskette drive is a.)

At the DOS prompt, type

1.d:

2.cd \software\win95\makedisk

3.makefd a:

Then follow the instructions on your screen to make the installation diskettes.

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SuperScript Installation Dialogs

The installation dialogs presented during the setup process are the same whether you install using diskettes or the CD.

1.Once installation starts, the Welcome to SuperScript setup screen appears, as shown in the following figure. This screen is displayed for approximately five seconds.

The first installation dialog box appears. You can choose Easy Installation or Custom Installation.

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If you choose Easy Installation, the default configuration is used.

If you choose Custom Installation, you can install the full featured software.

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2.If you have a previously installed version of the SuperScript Software on your system you will be prompted to remove it before installing the new software. Click OK to remove the older version of the software and continue installing the new software.

The installation program displays the following dialog and asks you to turn on the printer. When the printer is connected and you have turned it on, click Printer On to continue. Select No Printer if no printer is connected.

You do not have to have a printer connected to successfully install the program. You can connect a printer later.

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NEC SuperScript 660plus User Guide

4.The SuperScript Setup Program presents the configuration User type option, asks for a computer name, provides a comments area, and asks for the name of the folder in which you want the files installed.

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The SuperScript Setup Program examines your PC hardware and system configuration to ensure that the minimum configuration requirements have been met.

5.The Setup Program presents the default printer configuration information. The parallel port field shows the physical port to which the SuperScript printer is attached.

At this point the SuperScript Setup Program has all the information necessary to install the SuperScript software and configure the system.

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6.SuperScript Setup displays the installation progress. If you choose to do so, you can click the Quit button to abort the installation at any time.

Note: Quitting at any time means you will not be able to print to the SuperScript printer. There is no reason to quit the program. If you do quit you will have to reinstall your old SuperScript software, or the new SuperScript software later.

7.There are 53 TrueType fonts bundled with your SuperScript software. You may choose to install all, some, or none of the fonts. A custom installation allows you to install only the fonts you want.

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The default location for the fonts to be installed is in the C:\WINDOWS\FONTS directory. You can change the default directory by specifying a different path. When you select OK after choosing fonts, the installation program copies the fonts to the folder and installs them in Windows automatically. This requires approximately 3.5 MB of hard disk space.

If you select Skip you will skip this step and continue with the SuperScript installation. You can install the fonts individually later.

Note: The fonts are not installed when you chose Easy Installation.

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