readme.txt Driver File Contents (Canon_S200SPx_XP_Driver.zip)

Driver Package File Name: Canon_S200SPx_XP_Driver.zip
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Copyright CANON INC. 2002. All Rights Reserved.

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Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000
BJ Printer Driver Canon S200SP Version 1.52
Instructions
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Canon and BJC are registered trademarks, and Bubble Jet is a trademark,
of CANON INC.

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< Contents >

Introduction
  Forward
  Installation Components
  System Requirements
  Installation Precautions
  Installation Method
  Warning Messages Displayed during Installation
  Deleting the Printer Driver

Specifying Printer Driver Settings
  Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window
  Points to Note with Applications
  Using the Printer Driver

About Network Printing
  Preface
  Version of the Printer Driver to Be Used
  Installation and Setup Methods
  Restrictions Related to Network

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Introduction
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< Foreword >

This Readme gives you important information about setting up and using
the BJ Printer Driver with which the Readme is distributed. The BJ
Printer Driver allows you to print on your Canon BJ printer from
applications running under Microsoft (R) Windows (R) XP or Microsoft (R)
Windows (R) 2000. Before you can use your printer, you must install 
the printer driver on your computer.

< Installation Components >

The following components make up the installation package:

  - Installer (Setup.exe)
    Installs the BJ Printer Driver on your computer.

  - BJ Printer Driver (referred to as the "printer driver" in this
    document)
    The software that allows you to print on your printer.

  - Uninstaller
    Lets you remove the printer driver from your computer.

  - Readme (readme.txt)
    This document. It contains important information about the printer
    driver. To view it after installation, select [Start]-[Programs]-
    [Canon S200SP]-[Readme].

< System Requirements >

This software requires the following system configuration:

Operating System
  Windows XP Home Edition (English)
  Windows XP Professional (English)
  Windows 2000 Professional (English) or
  Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server (English)

Hardware
  Computer:      Must operate normally under the operating system used.
		 (CPU: Intel Pentium microprocessor or equivalent
                  microprocessor)
  Memory:        Must operate normally under the operating system used.
  Hard drive:    At least 25 MB free space prior to installing driver
  Other drive:   CD-ROM drive
  Interface:     USB interface
  Printer cable: USB cable
  Display:       VGA or better

< Installation Precaution >
 
Before installing this printer driver, read the following precautions.

- Before starting installation, connect your printer to your computer.
  See your printer manual for details.

- You must have full-control access to printer settings to carry out an
  installation.  Before starting installation, log in as a member of the
  Administrators group.

- Close any applications that are running.

- If you have an earlier version of the printer driver installed on your
  computer, you must remove it with the uninstaller before installing
  the new driver. Remove the earlier version according to the instructions
  in "Deleting the Printer Driver."

- Depending on the environment that you are using, a Windows printer
  driver provided by Microsoft may be installed automatically on your
  computer. However, it is recommended that you use this printer driver
  provided by Canon.

< Installation Method >

The installation method described below is for using your printer as a local
 printer.
When using your printer as a network printer, use the installation
method described in "About Network Printing." 

You can download the printer driver from a Canon web site.

    Note:
    When you expand the downloaded compressed file, save the file to a
    folder such as [C:\temp].
    Do not use the characters other than English in the folder name.  
    Otherwise, the printer driver may not be installed correctly.

  1. Turn OFF the printer.

     Note:
     If you turn on the computer while the printer is on, the Windows
     Plug and Play feature's [Found New Hardware] Wizard will
     automatically appear when you start your computer. If this happens,
     click [Cancel].

  2. Open the folder that contains this program.

  3. Double-click [Setup.exe] to start the installation program.

  4. On the [Welcome] screen, click [Next].

  5. Read the [License Agreement].  If you agree to the conditions,
     click [Yes].

     The file copying process starts.

  6. When the [Printer Port] screen appears, turn on the printer and
     wait until the port is recognized.

     Note:
     If you want to select the printer port yourself, click [Manual
     selection], select the port in the [Select port] screen, and click
     [Next].

  7. When the [Installation Complete] screen appears, click [Finish].

     Note:
     In certain environments, a message prompting you to restart the
     computer appears after you click [Exit].  It is recommended that
     you restart the computer to complete the installation properly.

< Warning messages displayed during installation >

  - In certain environments, the system displays a message asking
    whether you want to replace the printer driver that is already
    installed with this printer driver.  If this message is displayed,
    click [Yes].

  * Windows XP
  If the message that the software has not passed Windows Logo testing
  is displayed during the installation, click [Continue Anyway] to
  continue the installation process.

  * Windows 2000
  If the message [Digital signature was not found] is displayed during
  the installation, click [Yes] to continue the installation process.

< Deleting the Printer Driver >

Delete the unnecessary printer driver according to the following
procedure:

  1.  From the [Start] menu, select [Programs], and then click
      [Canon S200SP].

  2.  Click [Uninstall].

  3.  If the [Confirm File Deletion] dialogue box appears,
      click the [Yes] button.

     Note:
     -Printer driver Version 1.00 for Windows 2000 does not have an
      uninstaller. Delete the unnecessary printer driver according
      to the following procedure:

     1)  From the [Start] menu, select [Settings], and then click 
         [Printers].
     2)  Select a printer name to be deleted and select [Delete] from 
         the [File] menu.
     3)  Select [Server Properties] from the [File] menu.
     4)  Click the [Drivers] tab, and select a printer name to be
         deleted from [Installed printer drivers].
     5)  Click [Remove], [OK]. 

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Specifying Printer Driver Settings
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< Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window >

  - Opening from your application
    A typical way to open the printer driver from your application is to
    select [File]-[Page Setup] and click [Printer], or select [File]-
    [Print...] and click [Properties].

  - Opening directly
    To specify a regularly-used setup or to access your printer's
    maintenance functions, use the procedure below. Don't try to use the
    maintenance functions while printing.

    1) From the [Start] menu, select the following items:
       For Windows XP:  [Control Panel]-[Printers and Other Hardware]-
                        [Printers and Faxes]
       For Windows 2000:  [Settings]-[Printers]
    2) Click the icon of the printer model to be used.
    3) From the [File] menu select [Printing Preferences].

< Points To Note with Applications >

  - Microsoft Word 2002/Microsoft Word 2000/Microsoft Corporation
    If you specify a value greater than one for the [Pages per sheet]
    setting in Word's [Print] dialogue box, set [Page Layout Printing] on the
    driver's [Page Setup] tab to [1-up Printing]. If you specify values
    greater than one for both settings, printing will not be done
    correctly. When you want to print more than one page per sheet, use
    one setting or the other to specify it. 

  - Microsoft Word 2002/Microsoft Word 2000/Microsoft Corporation
    When using the [Scale to paper size] setting in the [Print] dialogue
    box, uncheck [Scaled Printing] on the printer driver's [Page Setup]
    tab. If checked, Word's [Scale to paper size] setting will be
    overridden by the printer driver's [Printer Paper Size] setting on 
    the [Page Setup] tab when scaling to fit.

  - Microsoft Word 2002/Microsoft Word 2000/Microsoft Corporation
    When Word's [Allow A4/Letter paper resizing] feature is enabled, if
    [Orientation] in Word's [Page Setup] dialogue box is set to
    [Portrait] and the driver's [Orientation] setting is specified as
    [Landscape], printing is not done correctly. To avoid this, disable
    [Allow A4/Letter paper resizing] before printing. To access this
    feature, open the [Options] dialogue box from Word's [Tools] menu
    and click the [Print] tab.

  - Microsoft Word/Microsoft Corporation
    When changing [Paper size] and [Orientation], do it using Word's
    settings, not the printer driver's.

  - Microsoft Word/Microsoft Corporation
    When selecting [Scaled Printing] on the [Page Setup] tab, do this:

    1. Open Word's [Print] dialogue box.
    2. Open the printer driver setup window and on the [Page Setup]
       tab select the page size and click [OK].
    3. Without starting printing, close the [Print] dialogue box.
    4. Open Word's [Print] dialogue box again.
    5. Open the printer driver setup window and click [OK] again.
    6. Start printing.

  - Lotus Organizer 2.1/97/Lotus Corporation
    Lotus Organizer will print in colour even though monochrome printing
    has been selected. To stop this, check [Greyscale Printing] in
    the printer driver.

  - Photoshop/Adobe Systems Inc.
    Printing may not be done if you don't have system administrator
    privileges. Log on with system administrator privileges to print.

  - Lotus Notes/Lotus Corporation
    The system can lock up with certain print jobs. Make sure that in
    Notes' [Page Layout] settings you specify top and bottom margins of
    22.86 mm (0.9 in.) or 27.94 mm (1.1 in.).

  - Microsoft Outlook/Microsoft Corporation
    If you cancel printing from the application, the next print job will
    crash. On the Printer Properties' [Advanced] tab, select spooling
    for the print document.

  - CorelDraw 8/Corel Corporation
    There are instances where problems arise if you try to open the
    printer driver setup window from CorelDraw 8.0. For instance, a
    crash may occur or characters may be corrupted. To get round this,
    open the printer driver setup window from the [Printers] folder,
    specify the settings you want, then print from the application.
    This problem does not occur with CorelDraw 9.0.

  - Illustrator/Adobe Systems Inc.
    If Bitmap Printing takes effect, printing may take time or some
    data may not be printed. Print after clearing the [Bitmap Printing]
    check box in the [Print] dialog box.

< Using the Printer Driver >

When printing something with this printer driver, restrictions on what
you can do sometimes apply. Keep the following points in mind when
printing:

  - With certain applications, the [Copies] setting is non-effective
    when setting is attempted from the printer driver. In such cases,
    specify the setting in the applications' [Print] dialogue box.

  - With certain applications, if you attempt multiple-copy printing of
    a document with [Collate] checked on the printer driver's [Page
    Setup] tab or in the application's [Print] dialogue box, printing
    will not be done correctly. To work around this, uncheck [Collate]
    before printing.

  - With certain applications, printing may not be done properly if
    [Print Type] or [Halftoning] is set to [Auto]. In this case, start 
    [Print Advisor] on the [Main] tab and be sure to select [Print a
    top-quality photo] or [Print tables and charts]. Alternatively, set
    [Print Quality] on the [Main] tab to [Custom] and select a setting
    other than [Auto] for [Halftoning]. Next set [Colour Adjustment] to
    [Manual] and select a setting other than [Auto] for [Print Type].

  - When printing graduated or graphics-intensive print data, sometimes
    print data may not be printed. This occurs when there is not enough
    free space on your hard disk to temporarily store the data. To
    remedy this, make sure there is 40-50 MB of free space on the drive
    where Windows XP or Windows 2000 is installed. Alternatively, use the
    [Spool Folder] setting of [Server Properties] to allocate sufficient
    space for the spool folder.

  - If, during printing, you cancel the print job from the Printer's
    folder, there will be a delay before printing actually stops.

  - If any error occurs during printing, cancel printing in the following 
    manner.
    1. Delete the current and all pending print jobs.
    2. Turn off the printer.
    Print data that has already been received by the printer is cleared
    by this operation.

  - In some cases, printing will fail if there isn't enough virtual
    memory available. You can remedy this by increasing the size of the
    paging file. To do this, open the [System Properties] dialogue box
    by double-clicking [System] in the Control Panel or right-clicking
    [My Computer] and choosing [Properties]. Then click the [Advanced]
    tab, click [Performance Options...], click [Change...], specify the
    new paging file size, click [Set], and click [OK].

  - Do not change the [Print Processor] setting on the [Advanced] tab
    in the Printer Properties dialog box. If you change the setting,
    the following functions cannot be used:
    - [Page Layout Printing], [Poster Printing], [Booklet Printing],
      and [Duplex Printing] on the [Page Setup] tab
    - All functions of the [Stamp/Background] tab
    - [Preview before printing] on the [Main] tab

  - The following functions cannot be used if you uncheck [Enable 
    advanced printing features] on the [Advanced] tab in the Printer 
    Properties dialogue box:
    - [Page Layout Printing], [Poster Printing], [Booklet Printing], 
      [Duplex Printing], [Reverse Order], and [Collate] on the [Page 
      Setup] tab
    - All functions of the [Stamp/Background] tab
    - [Preview before printing] on the [Main] tab

  - The following functions cannot be used when you are using an 
    application that does not allow EMF spooling (for example, Adobe PhotoShop 
    LE and MS Photo Editor):
    - [Page Layout Printing], [Poster Printing], [Booklet Printing], 
      [Duplex Printing], [Reverse Order], and [Collate] on the [Page Setup]
      tab
    - All functions of the [Stamp/Background] tab
    - [Preview before printing] on the [Main] tab

  - The following functions cannot be used if you check [Print to file] 
    in your application's [Print] dialogue box:
    - [Page Layout Printing], [Poster Printing], [Booklet Printing], 
      [Duplex Printing], [Reverse Order], and [Collate] on the [Page Setup]
      tab
    - All functions of the [Stamp/Background] tab
    - [Preview before printing] on the [Main] tab

  - With some applications, when printing with [Page Layout Printing] on the
    [Page Setup] tab set to [2-up Printing] or greater, certain page
    images may get cropped. If this happens, use the application to
    adjust the layout of the affected pages.

  - When carrying out poster printing or stamp/background printing, 
    the displayed number of pages of the document in the print queue is 
    greater than that of the actual document.

  - When another user logs in on the computer using the "Fast User
    Switching" function, an error or warning message is displayed only
    on the status monitor.

  - The colors in the screen display of the application software may be
    different from the colors in the preview display.

  - The colors in the preview display may be different from the colors in
    the print result.

  - Since the resolution in the preview display differs from the printing
    resolution, text and lines in the preview display may appear different from
    the actual print result.
  - In some applications, the printing is divided into multiple jobs. In
    this case the preview display can only display the job being printed, and
    the display may differ from the display intended by the user.

  - The preview display cannot be used in the following cases:
    - During printing when the printer icon is right-clicked and [Use
      Printer Offline] is selected
    - During reprinting when [Keep printed document] is selected on
      the [Advanced] tab in the Printer Properties dialog box 
    - During printing when [Available from] is set on the [Advanced] tab in
      the Printer Properties dialog box
    - During network printing

  - For details on functions related to Windows XP or Windows 2000,
    see the corresponding user's manual.

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About Network Printing
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< Preface >

Windows allow two or more users to share a printer via a network.
To share a printer among multiple users, necessary settings must be 
made on the computers connected to the network. 

The computer to which a printer is connected actually is called a 
print server (hereafter called a server). The computer that use the 
printer connected to the server via a network is called a client 
machine (hereafter called a client).

The server and client need not use the same operating system. However,
the installation method and the restrictions on use differ depending 
on the combination of operating systems of the server and client. 

< Version of the Printer Driver to be Used >

-Get the printer driver that matches the OS used on the server
 and clients.

-The combination of the printer driver (made by Microsoft) that
 comes with Windows and a Canon's printer driver does not allow
 network printing. Use Canon's printer drivers on both servers
 and clients.

-Printer drivers used on the server and clients must be of the
 same version. When Windows XP is used in combination with
 Windows 2000, install this printer driver (Version 1.52)
 in both the server and client.

-When any server or client uses Windows NT 4.0, install the
 Version 4.52 that matches this printer driver.
 Installing any other version can cause a problem.

 Note:
 The printer without a parallel interface does not have the
 printer driver for Windows NT4.0.

-When any server or client uses Windows Me, Windows 98, or
 Windows 95, install the latest BJ printer driver that matches
 the OS.

< Installation and Setup Methods >

Use an installation method according to the type of the operating system 
used on the server. 

  - Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0 ----- (1), (2), (3)
    Note:
    Use a procedure matching the type of the operating system used on 
    the client.

  - Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95 ----- (4) 

(1) When both the server and client use the same operating system
    Server: Windows XP or Windows 2000, Client: Windows XP or Windows 2000
    or 
    Server: Windows NT 4.0, Client: Windows NT 4.0

  1. On the server, install a printer driver suitable for the operating 
     system used. The installation method is more or less the same as
     for an ordinary local printer.

  2. Specify the printer connected to the print server as a shared printer.
     For how to do this, see the Windows help.

     Point and print installation can be done here.
     (When doing this, skip step 3.)

  3. On the client, install a printer driver suitable for the operating 
     system used. The installation method is more or less the same as
     for an ordinary local printer.

     Note: 
     - Any port can be selected during installation. After choosing any 
       port, complete installation.
     - When installing the printer driver using the installer, a message 
       requiring you to turn on the printer appears. Ignore it.

  4. Open the network computer on the client and select [Printers] on 
     the server.

  5. Right-click the icon of the shared printer you want to use in the 
     [Printers] folder and choose either of the following from the menu:

     - [Connect...] for Windows XP or Windows 2000
     - [Install...] for Windows NT 4.0

  Thus, a shared printer icon is created on the client.
  Since the icon of the printer whose driver has been installed in step 3 
  is no longer needed, it can be deleted.

(2) When the client uses a different operating system

    Server: Windows XP or Windows 2000, Client: Windows NT 4.0
    or 
    Server: Windows NT 4.0, Client: Windows XP or Windows 2000

  Note:
  When the client uses Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95, use the 
  procedure described in "(3) When the client uses a different operating 
  system."

  1. On the server, install a printer driver suitable for the operating 
     system used. The installation method is more or less the same as for 
     an ordinary local printer.

  2. Specify the printer connected to the print server as a shared printer.
     For how to do this, see the Windows help.

     Point and print installation can be done here. 
     (When doing this, skip step 3.)

     Note:
     When the server uses Windows NT 4.0 and the client uses Windows XP or
     Windows 2000, do not carry out point and print installation. 

  3. On the client, install a printer driver suitable for the operating 
     system used. The installation method is more or less the same as for 
     an ordinary local printer.

     Note: 
     - Any port can be selected during installation. After choosing any
       port, complete installation.
     - When installing the printer driver using the installer, a message 
       requiring you to turn on the printer appears. Ignore it.

  4. Open the network computer on the client and select [Printers] on the 
     server.

  5. Right-click the icon of the shared printer you want to use in the 
     [Printers] folder and choose either of the following from the menu:

     - [Connect...] for Windows XP or Windows 2000
     - [Install...] for Windows NT 4.0

  Thus, a shared printer icon is created on the client.
  Since the icon of the printer whose driver has been installed in step 3 
  is no longer needed, it can be deleted.

(3) When the client uses a different operating system

    Server: Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0
    Client: Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 95 

  1. Install a printer driver suitable for the operating system used on
     the server. The installation method is more or less the same as for
     an ordinary local printer.

  2. Specify the printer connected to the print server as a shared printer.
     For how to do this, see the Windows help.

  3. On the client, install a printer driver suitable for the operating 
     system used. The installation method is more or less the same as for
     an ordinary local printer.

     Note: 
     - Any port can be selected during installation. After choosing any
       port, complete installation.
     - When installing the printer driver using the installer, a message 
       requiring you to turn on the printer appears. Ignore it.

  4. On the client, select [Start]-[Settings]-[Printers].

  5. Right-click the icon of the type of the printer you want to use and 
     select [Properties].

  6. Click the [Details] tab and click [Add port...].

  7. Select [Network] and click [Browse].

  8. From the printer list, select the type of the shared printer you want 
     to use and click [OK].

  Thus, a shared printer icon is created on the client.

(4) When the server uses Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95
    Server: Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95
    Client: Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0

  1. Install a printer driver suitable for the operating system used on 
     the server. The installation method is more or less the same as for
     an ordinary local printer.

  2. Specify the printer connected to the print server as a shared printer.
     For how to do this, see the Windows help.

  3. On the client, install a printer driver suitable for the operating
     system used. The installation method is more or less the same as for
     an ordinary local printer.

   Note: 
   - Any port can be selected during installation. After choosing any port,
     complete installation.
   - When installing the printer driver using the installer, a message 
     requiring you to turn on the printer appears. Ignore it.

  4. Open the network computer on the client and select [Printers] on the 
     server.

  5. Right-click the icon of the shared printer you want to use in the 
     [Printers] folder and choose either of the following from the menu:

     - [Connect...] for Windows XP or Windows 2000
     - [Install...] for Windows NT 4.0

  Thus, a shared printer icon is created on the client.
  Since the icon of the printer whose driver has been installed in step 3 
  is no longer needed, it can be deleted.
  This combination of operating systems does not allow bi-directional 
  communication to be performed normally. Read "When the server uses 
  Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95" in "Restrictions Related to 
  Network."

< Restrictions Related to Network >

- When using a network printer, if the client's BJ Status Monitor is 
  activated, a command is sent to the printer to obtain its status. 
  If you have checked [Notify when remote documents are printed]
  on the [Advanced] tab of the print server's [Server Properties] dialogue
  box, a print completion notification message is displayed on the
  client in response to each command. In particular, if the BJ Status
  Monitor has been activated, a command requesting the printer status is
  issued frequently, with a completion notification message being
  displayed each time. To stop these messages appearing, uncheck [Notify
  when remote documents are printed] on the [Advanced] tab of the print
  server's [Server Properties] dialogue box, then restart the print server
  to make the setting effective.

- When the server uses Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0 
  Doing point and print installation (method of saving a printer driver 
  for clients on the print server using the [Additional Drivers] function 
  on Windows XP or Windows 2000 or the [Alternative Drivers] function on
  Windows NT 4.0) will install the Windows NT 4.0 printer driver on the client.
  Windows NT 4.0 driver operation under Windows XP or Windows 2000 is not
  guaranteed. To solve this problem, install the Windows XP or Windows 2000
  printer driver on the client following the procedure described in 
  "(2) When the client uses a different operating system."

- When the server used Windows NT4.0, Windows Me, Windows 98, or 
  Windows 95 and the client uses Windows XP or Windows 2000
  When point and print installation is done, the [Page Layout Printing], 
  [Booklet Printing], [Duplex Printing], [Reverse Order], [Collate], 
  [Stamp/Background Printing] and [Preview] settings are made ineffective.
  In this case, carry out the following operation:
  On the client, open the [Printer Properties] dialogue box, select 
  [Add port...] on the [Ports] tab, and enter the server printer name 
  together with a network path name.

- When the server uses Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95
  Bi-directional communication with the printer cannot be done normally, 
  so a warning message is displayed and printing sometimes stops or cannot 
  be done at all.
  To solve this problem, select [Properties] of the printer driver 
  installed on the server, click [Spool Settings...] on the [Details] tab, 
  and select [Disable bi-directional support for this printer].

- When the client uses Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0
  When point and print installation is done, the bi-directional support
  setting on the client is made ineffective.
  If the client user, having opened [Properties] of the printer driver,
  clicks [OK] without selecting [Enable bi-directional support], the
  bi-directional communication function of the server is also disabled.
  To avoid this problem, you can install the printer driver on the client
  in advance following the procedure described in "(2) When the client uses
  a different operating system."
  You can also avoid this problem by restricting the access rights of the
  client user when making a shared printer security setting.

- When using Axis Communications' PrintPoint 140 BJC ethernet print
  server, although printing is possible, bi-directional communication is
  not.

- When printing via the Internet (IPP environment), check the version of the
  printer driver installed in the server and then install the same printer
  driver in the client as a local printer.
  Note that the client cannot start the status monitor because the printer
  status cannot be obtained via the Internet.  

- When the same printer driver is installed in both the server and client
  as a local printer, the network crawl function can automatically create
  a network printer icon on the client side.

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