README.TXT Driver File Contents (GEN_ANSI_2k-XP_109.zip)

QualSoft Software Consultants
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12/6/2003

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Windows 2000/XP Printer Driver for Genicom ANSI series product.

Setting up the Driver
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To install the driver perform the following steps:

Windows 2000/XP First Time Installation
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- Select Browse and select the folder with the downloaded file GNA2KXP.EXE. 
- Proceed through the installer and select the Genicom printer you wish 
  to use. If you wish to install another copy of the driver, simply proceed
  through the installation and a 'Copy' will be installed 
  e.g. Genicom 4810 Copy 1.
- By default the driver will install onto the parallel port LPT1. If you 
  wish to change this, select Start->Settings->Printers under 2000 
  or Start->Printers and Faxes under XP, followed by File, Properties. 
  The setting is changed under the 'Port' Tab.
- For Network installations, proceed through the installer installing to 
  LPT1 and then launch the Printer Wizard by selecting 
  Start->Settings->Printers->Add Printer under 2000 or 
  Start->Printers and Faxes->Add Printer under XP, and proceed to 
  the 'Have Disk' option. The path of the files should be 
  %SystemDir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86. A list of support Genicom models
  will be shown allowing for a network path to be issued on installation.
- Custom Paper Sizes can be defined by creating 'Forms'. To do this, 
  select Start->Settings->Printers under 2000 
  or Start->Printers and Faxes under XP, File and Server Properties. Define 
  the Form/paper size and the new form will be selectable from within your 
  applications.
- To define default driver settings that will be used by your applications, 
  use select Start->Settings->Printers under 2000 
  or Start->Printers and Faxes under XP, and select Printing Preferences.



Removal/upgrading of the Driver
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It is essential that the following steps are followed when upgrading the 
driver.

- select Start, Settings, Printers and delete any previously installed 
  Genicom ANSI drivers, 
- Select Start->Control Panel and select Fonts,
- Delete the Font BarDisplay Fonts,
- Perform a RESTART and Boot into Windows 2000 or XP,
- Now follow the above First time Installation steps above.

NOTE: For your information the following files are installed in the 
        %SystemDir%\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3 directory.

        - GNCMNTU.DLL
        - GENMSGE.DLL
        - GNCMUUI.DLL
        - GENBMPS.DLL
        - DLSBAR32.DLL


If any problems are found please notify your nearest Genicom dealer, 
in order to rectify any problems should they exist.

APPLICATION NOTES:
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WORD 97 and above:
When using resident fonts or barcodes with Word 97 or above please ENSURE 
that you set the 'Use Printer Metrics to Layout Document' setting found 
within Word under Tools->Options->Compatibility.

Accessing COM ports from DOS.
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Installation of printer drivers and using them in conjunction with serial 
communication locks access to the COM port when using DOS software from 
within a DOS prompt. 

Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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