README.TXT Driver File Contents (cop_soft_AR-PB9_WINXP.exe)

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              SHARP AR-PB9 PRINTER DRIVER README FILE

                                                    November 2000
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Thank you very much for purchasing a SHARP AR-PB9 Printer Expansion
KIT. This document gives you the detail of important matters which
have to be checked before you install the AR-PB9 printer driver.
Be sure to read this document thoroughly before continuing with
the installation.

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                           Compatible OS

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PCL5e Driver:     Microsoft Windows 95
                  Microsoft Windows 98
                  Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
                  Microsoft Windows 2000
                  Microsoft Windows 3.1
                  Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1x

PCL6 Driver:      Microsoft Windows 95
                  Microsoft Windows 98
                  Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
                  Microsoft Windows 2000

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                               Hint

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- Please use the latest version of application software for your
  Operation System as much as possible.

- Makedisk caution: Please format the floppy disks to ensure no bad
  sectors are present on the disks before using Makedisk.

- If you encounter printing problems with Windows PCL6 printer
  driver, please try to use Windows PCL5e printer driver instead.

- Some image printing problems such as PhotoShop printing of an
  oversize image which results in extra printed matter or a blue
  screen may be solved by reducing the image size to fit the paper
  size.

- When printing light colored lines and/or thin lines in your
  document the lines may not be visible. Please change the color of
  the line to a darker color or make the line thicker.

- Some fill effects and/or patterns might not be printed (or
  invisible). At that time, please use the fill effect or pattern
  that can be printed correctly.

- When using a Novell network, if a blank Page prints after the Job
  is completed turn off the "Form Feed After Job" found in the
  network setting in the PC client software.

- There are some limitations when using the AR-NC1D (Print Server
  Card) and the Peer to peer printing utility.
  You must switch on the printer before initialization of Network
  PCs. If not, the PC's will not recognize the printer and you
  will have to power on the printer then reboot the PC and restart
  the utility.

- With some applications such as Lotus Approach97 if you select
  "Download fonts" as the font source and select "Download as
  bitmap font" as the TrueType Mode in font dialog, shrunk font
  might be printed. At that time, please use resident font or
  select "Download as TrueType" as the TrueType Mode.

- When printing the data of large volume, LPT1 Error might occur.
  In this case, please modify the setting time for timeout of
  printer properties tab to be longer after opening "Set" -
  "Printer" at the start menu of Windows.

- When using the bitmap font for download font, the large character
  might not be printed. In this case, please modify the resolution
  of Advanced setting tab of driver to 300dpi or modify the font to
  TrueType.

- When you want to do "Fit to Page" printing with any application,
  please do following instructions:
    1) Go to Driver Properties in Print from application.
    2) Enable "Fit to Page" in [Paper Size] under "Paper" Tab.
    3) Select a paper size.
  "Fit to page" will not work if you select the paper size before
  enabling "Fit to Page", as the paper size information is
  reflected in the application right after the paper size is
  selected.

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                      About PCL5e/PCL6 Driver

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- When printing a watermark, please select "HP-GL/2 (Vector)" found
  in the [Graphics Mode] window by selecting the "Advanced" tab.
  These can be eliminated by changing to "Raster" from "Vector"
  mode under the Advanced Tab in the [Graphics Mode] window.

- When you are using Windows PCL printer driver with some
  applications such as Adobe FreeHand, watermark might not be
  printed even if you have set to print watermark in printer
  driver.

- It may take time to print the original containing a large amount
  of graphic data of draw system.  This problem may be solved by
  taking the following measures.
  Open the printer property of the print dialog and then change
  [Graphics Mode] on the "Advanced" tab to "Raster".

- When printing the image by using the application such as MS
  paint, MS Word, the original image data might be appeared under
  the printed image. This might be solved by modifying the graphic
  mode of Advanced setting tab to be raster after opening the
  printer properties of print dialog.

- When printing with Netscape Navigator 4.0, the image of title or
  index might be not printed.  This might be solved by modifying
  the graphic mode of Advanced setting tab to be raster after
  opening the printer properties of print dialog.

- When printing the document including the large graphic data by
  using the application such as Corel Draw, it might be time
  consuming. If you use the PCL driver, this might be solved by
  modifying the graphic mode of Advanced setting tab to be raster
  after opening the printer properties of print dialog.

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          About Limitations for each Application Software

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- With Windows printer driver, if Microsoft Paintbrush of Windows
  3.1x is used, sometimes Fit To Page does not work normally.

- Some image printing problems such as PhotoShop printing of an
  oversize image which results in extra printed matter or a blue
  screen may be solved by reducing the image size to fit the paper
  size.

- With some applications such as Lotus Approach97, when you select
  "Advanced" property "Fonts" in the print dialog and select
  "Download fonts" as the [Font Source] and select "Download as
  bitmap font" in the [TrueType Mode], the size of the downloaded
  font bitmap images may be smaller than requested. At this time,
  please use resident font or select "Download as TrueType" as the
  [TrueType Mode].

- When printing is performed with the use of Acrobat Reader,
  garbled characters may be printed. This problem may be solved by
  taking the following measures.
  Open the printer property of the print dialog and then change the
  [Graphics Mode] on the "Advanced" tab to "Raster",
  on top of that, press [FONT] button on the "Advanced" tab, and
  then select "Download Fonts" for [Font Source] and select
  "Download as bitmap font" for [TrueType Mode].

- When printing by using Windows3.1 application software
  (ex.MS-Word6), the character might be not printed or printed
  incorrectly to be the layout of document disturbed. For MS-Word6,
  the trouble shooting for this problem is described at the "[MS
  Word Text Converters] session," of Help. Other application
  software may also describe the trouble shooting for this problem.
  Referring to the Manual, README.TXT or Help at first is
  recommended when this trouble occurs.

- When the map is not printed by using the Lotus123, it might be
  solved with the following trouble shooting described in the
  Lotus homepage.
    - Open the printer properties and select the "Advanced"tab.
    - Set 300dpi for resolution.

- If Microsoft Publisher is installed, sometimes the Configuration
  setting returns to the default value.

- In order to print from Lotus AmiPro 3.1 using the Sharp AR-PB9
  printer drivers, background printing must be disabled.
  Background printing can be disabled as follows:
    1) Open the "User Setup" dialog of Lotus AmiPro via the
       "Tools" menu.
    2) Click the [Option] button, then uncheck the "Print in
       background" check box.

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SHARP Corporation does not guarantee the accuracy of the
information contained in this document and the software (SHARP
AR-PB9 printer driver) which accompanies this document for any
purpose other than what they are intended for.

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Windows is an abbreviation for the Microsoft Windows operating
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                             Copyright (C) 2000 SHARP Corporation

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