Possible to print from OSX to Windows on Virtual PC?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Spica, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Spica macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2004
    Help, I'm trying to print my lecture notes from school.

    I have a laser printer (Minolta Page Pro 1200W) that does not support a mac OS X driver. The only way I can print currently to is to run virtual PC and print using windows.

    However, I do not have powerpoint on windows buut I have the mac version. Is there anyway I can print through virtual pc using my mac powerpoint?
  2. yamabushi macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2003
    You could try converting the powerpoint file to a pdf and then print from Adobe Acrobat Reader in VPC. Or you could convert to a series of images or web pages and print from a web browser in VPC.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    If you know which version of PCL your printer uses, you can use the driver for a different printer that uses the same version of PCL. Look into GIMP-print.
  4. Spica thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2004
    nope. it's not in the list.
  5. Arcus macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    of my hand will get me slapped.
    I love being able to output to .pdf

    *hugs iBook*


    Dammit !!

    Anyway..like it has benn mantioned "print" it to a pdf on your Mac then load it up in VPC...

    While I have your attention and not to hijack your thread can you tell me what your Mac's specs are and what version of VPC you are running and how well you think it runs? Thanks!
  6. Spica thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2004
    Powerbook 1.33 12" version 7 virtual PC. The virutal PC prints very slowly.

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