Tektronix 8.x User Manual

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LaserWriter 8.x printer driver

You can use Apple’s LaserWriter driver version 8.x with a Phaser 340 printer. Some applications, such as Aldus PageMaker 5.x, use the LaserWriter 8.x driver instead of the Tektronix driver.

Installing the LaserWriter 8.x driver

Note During installation, the LaserWriter 8.x driver leaves other versions of the LaserWriter driver intact, so this driver canco-existwith the Tektronix driver.

Refer to the LaserWriter driver’s documentation, LaserWriter 8.x Update Guide, for instructions on installing the driver.

Using the LaserWriter 8.x driver with a Phaser 340

The LaserWriter 8.x driver uses printer-specific4.x PPDs (PostScript Printer Description files) for information on a printer’s page sizes, printing options, and media type options. To use the LaserWriter 8.x driver with a Phaser 340 printer, do the following steps. If the printer is busy, it may take some time to complete this configuration procedure; you may want to do this procedure when the printer is idle. You only have to configure a

printer once.

1.Decompress the Phaser 340 Apps.sea archive file on the Macintosh Driver and Printer Utilities diskette to a folder on your hard disk.

2.Locate and open the 4.x PPDs Folder in the folder on your hard disk containing decompressed files.

3.Place the correct PPD file with other PPDs for the LaserWriter 8.x driver in the Printer Descriptions folder, in theExtensions folder, inside theSystem Folder.

Use the TK340171.PPD file with the standard version of the printer (with 17 fonts).

Use the TK340691.PPD file with the optional Plus configuration of the printer (with 69 fonts).

Note If you are not sure of the number of fonts installed in your printer, the printer’s startup page lists the number of fonts installed. .Refer to the webtopic “Startup page, disabling” for instructions on printing a copy of the printer’s startup page.

4.Open the Chooser.

5.Select the LaserWriter 8.x driver icon.

6.Select your printer from the list.

7.Still in the Chooser, click theSetup button to see a list of options.

8.In the dialog box that appears, click the More Choices button to see the full range of options.

Note Do not use the Auto Setup button; errors can occur with the PPD files. Continue with this procedure to properly set up the driver.

9.Click the Printer Info button, then click theUpdate info button in the next dialog box.

10.Record the information on PostScript Versionand Total Memory Installed; you will need this information later. Click OK.

11.Click the Select PPD button; thePrinter Descriptions folder in the

Extensions folder, inside the System Folder, is displayed.

12.Select the PPD file you installed in Step 3, either TK340171.PPD or


13.Make sure the information under Printer Model matches the printer you have and thePostScript Version information you got in Step 9.

14.Click Select.

Note If the information underPrinter Model is not an exact match, use the closest printer name, and call Tektronix Customer Support in the U.S. and Canada at1-800-835-6100 for the latest PPD file. Outside the U.S. and Canada, contact your local Tektronix reseller. You can also download the latest PPD files from the Tektronix Bulletin Board Service (BBS).

15.Click Configure. In the field forMemory Configuration under

Installable Options, select the amount of memory your printer has installed. Check other options eitherInstalled or

Not Installed, as appropriate.

16.Click OK in two dialog boxes and close theChooser.

17.Open the Page Setup dialog box to see apop-upmenu with all of the printer’s supported paper sizes.

18. Open thePrint dialog box and select thePaper Source.

19.In the Print dialog box, click theOptions button to see thePrint Options dialog box. There areprinter-specificTekColor features listed at bottom of the dialog box.

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