AR# 1355: Foundation: Can't print schematics to network printer under Windows 95
Foundation: Can't print schematics to network printer under Windows 95
Keywords: Printing, Foundation Schematic
General Description: Some Windows 95 users find that they can't print to a network printer from the Foundation Schematic Editor, although they can print from other Foundation tools like the HDL Editor.
The work-around is to print to a file from the Schematic Editor. Next, use a DOS session to copy the file to a printer port.
Example ------- 1) Add a new printer to the Printer folder which prints to a file: a) Go to the Start menu and select Settings -> Printers. b) Click on Add Printer. c) Follow the Add Printer Wizard and select the following: -Local Printer -Select your Manufacturer and Printer -Keep existing driver -Available ports, select FILE: -Give the printer a name -Don't print a test page
2) Print to a file from the Foundation Schematic Editor: a) Select File -> Print. b) Click on Setup. c) Select the printer that you set up in step 1. d) Select other print options, then click OK. e) Specify the file name to save to.
3) Find out what port your network printer is on: a) From the Start Menu, select Settings -> Printers. b) Select the icon for the network printer. c) Select File -> Properties. d) Click on the Details tab. If the port field is displaying an LPT port, skip to step 4. If a network path is displayed, write it down and click Capture Printer Port. e) Select an LPT port and type in the network path from step 3d. Click OK.
4) Print the file: a) Open up a DOS shell. b) CD to the correct directory. c) Type "copy [/b] <file> lpt#". Don't use /b if the file is not binary (e.g. a postscript file).
If client/user's computer is using TCP/IP protocol with an IP address, please make sure that the print server is using the same protocol.