DISK1/README.TXT Driver File Contents (r20200du.exe)

Driver Package File Name: r20200du.exe
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README file for:

RICOH Aficio AP2700
PCL 5e printer driver for Windows(R) 3.1x

July 5, 2002
Version 1.3.0.0

Portion Copyright (c) 1998-2002 RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
Copyright (c) 1993-2001 Software 2000 Ltd.
All rights reserved.
All brand names and product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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This README file has the following sections:

(I)   Introduction
(II)  Installing the printer driver
         i)   Installing the printer driver in Windows 3.1x
         ii)  Uninstalling the printer driver from Windows 3.1x
(III) Application notes and tips
(IV)  Resolved problems and changed features


(I) Introduction
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This file describes how to set up your printer driver and contains the most up-to-date 
information that was available at the time of software release. Please see the application 
notes section for details of known limitations. For information on printer driver settings 
and features, please check the Help file. 

(II) Installation
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The printer driver is provided on a CD-ROM. The procedure to install and remove the driver 
is shown below. If a previous version of the driver has already been installed on your 
computer, then you must remove the previous version before installing this driver. 

i) Installing the printer driver in Windows 3.1x
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1. Insert the "Printer Drivers and Utilities" CD in the CD drive on your computer.

2. Close all applications.

3. Select your CD drive and select the "DRIVERS" directory.

4. Select the "PCL5E" directory.

5. Select the "WIN31" operating system directory.

6. Select the appropriate language directory.

7. Double-click "SETUP.EXE". 

8. Follow the instructions on the screen.

9. After installation, restart Windows.

ii) Uninstalling the printer driver from Windows 3.1x
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1. Insert the "Printer Drivers and Utilities" CD in the CD drive on your computer.

2. Close all applications.

3. Select your CD drive and select "DRIVERS" directory.

4. Select the "PCL5E" directory.

5. Select the "WIN31" operating system directory.

6. Select the appropriate language directory.

7. Double-click "UNSETUP.EXE". 

8. Follow the instructions on the screen.

9. After uninstallation, restart Windows.

(III) Application notes and tips
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Windows 3.1x
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 1. When graphics images or text printed as graphics images are not printed as they appear on your computer screen, change the "Graphics Mode" on the "Print Quality" tab. 

 2. With some applications, some characters may not print correctly.  To solve this problem, change the "TrueType Mode" and/or the "Use Printer Fonts" on the "Print Quality" tab.

 3. When printing multiple copies, turn off collation in the application and turn "Collate" on, on the "Setup" tab.  With some applications, collation may significantly slow down your computer.  And, some functions may not work correctly.

 4. With some applications (e.g. CorelDRAW, Visio), complicated images may take a long time to print when the "Graphic Mode" is "HP-GL/2".  For faster printing, choose "Raster" instead.

 5. When printing complicated documents to a printer connected with a parallel interface, the printer time-out may cause the document to print incorrectly. If this happens, the "Use Print Manager" to off and/or extend the IO timeout at the printer operation panel(max. 300 seconds).

 6. Documents that contain fonts not installed on your computer will not print correctly.  Make sure your document only contains fonts installed on your computer.

 7. To avoid problems in general, make sure that there is plenty of free disk space.

 8. Even when "Print all text as black" is selected, characters rendered using "Gradation Management" will not be printed all in black.

 9. When you change the printer properties from Write, changes will not be reflected in the print job immediately following the change.

10. When "Copies" is selected on the driver's "Setup" tab, the value may not be reflected in the application print dialog box.  Be sure to set the number of copies only in the driver, not in the application.

11. PowerPoint may print some graphics objects with the same color although they are in different colors on the computer screen.  To solve this problem, change the object's color.

12. To print multiple copies from MS-Project, set the number of copies setting in the application print dialog box to 1, and then specify the number of copies using "Copies" setting on the driver's "Setup" tab.

13. When using with MS-Project, the stripe pattern interval may not print as it appears on your computer screen.  If this happens, change the "Graphics Mode".

14. When using non-standard fonts with WordPerfect 6.1, decorative characters do not print correctly. If you wish to use decorative characters, only use standard Windows fonts.

15. When using the Letter Gothic (TrueType) font with WordPerfect 6.1, the characters are not printed correctly.

16. When printing at 600 dpi with WordPerfect 7.0, printed font sizes may be incorrect.

17. If the "Graphics Mode" is set to "Raster", the watermark may not print correctly.  Change the "Graphics Mode" to "HP-GL/2".

18. The border lines may be missing when "Draw Frame Border" is set to on.  To avoid this problem, print the document with the PCL 6 driver.

19. Windows may pop up a warning dialog "Cannot write to device AUX" when you print to a printer connected to the parallel port.  You may safely ignore this problem by clicking "Cancel" to close the dialog.

20. PageMaker shifts the image by about an inch with 8x13, 8.25x13, 8.5x13, A6, and JIS B4 paper sizes.  To solve this problem, print using a different paper size.

21. Some large and complex Adobe(R) Portable Document Format (PDF) documents (such as the printer reference manual) may not print if you select the whole document to print at once.  To avoid this problem, print the document with the PCL 6 or PostScript driver.

22. The colored watermark as "Outline only" may be printed as black.  To avoid this problem, use the PCL 6 driver.

23. The measurement unit in the Custom Paper Size dialog is reset to "cm" when the driver dialog is reopened, even if the custom paper size was previously specified in "inch".  The paper size specification is retained regardless of the unit.

24. The overlay data are listed with the same name if they are registered with the same name and stored in different drives/directories.

25. With some applications (e.g. Write), overlay data may not be printed.  To solve this problem, switch "TrueType Mode" to "Print as graphics".

26. If you download non TrueType fonts as permanent fonts, they may not be printed correctly. To avoid this problem, download them as temporary fonts.

27. Do not select "Update font to printer at startup system" when using a network printer.


(IV)  Resolved problems and changed features
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Windows 3.1x
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None.

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