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Adding a PDF printer - Windows Vista

This manual is for older systems and/or software and is no longer maintained.

This manual is meant for 1A-server users. It explains how to use the PDF printer that is integrated in your 1A-server.
Using the PDF printer on your 1A-server you can create PDF documents from any program. These PDFs will be stored in a folder in your home directory on the 1A-server.

Requirements

To complete this manual, you will need:

  • The hostname of your 1A-server
  • Your username and password

Steps

1
Configuratiescherm openen
  • Click the start button
  • Click Control panel
Configuratiescherm openen
2
Printerscherm openen
  • Click Printers
Printerscherm openen
3
Add the PDF printer (1)
  • Click Add a printer
Add the PDF printer (1)
4
Add the PDF printer (2)
  • Click Add a local printer
Add the PDF printer (2)
5
Add the PDF printer (3)
  • Select Create a new port
  • Click Next
Add the PDF printer (3)
6
Add the PDF printer (4)
  • At Port Name enter the name of your server and the directory. This has the form "//servername/pdf".
  • Click OK
Add the PDF printer (4)
7
Add the PDF printer (5)
  • At Manufacturer choose "Apple"
  • At Printers choose "Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS"
  • Click Next
Add the PDF printer (5)
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Add the PDF printer (6)
  • At Printer name enter: "PDF printer"
  • Uncheck Make default printer
  • Click Next
Add the PDF printer (6)
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Add the PDF printer (7)
  • Click Finish
Add the PDF printer (7)
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Using the PDF printer (1)
  • Open the document you want to save to PDF format
Using the PDF printer (1)
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Using the PDF printer (2)
  • Print the document
Using the PDF printer (2)
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Using the PDF printer (3)
  • Select the printer "PDF-printer"
  • Click Print
  • Your document will now be saved as a PDF in your home directory on the 1A server
Using the PDF printer (3)