Printing from Classic

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  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I've got my printer (Epson Stylus CX3100) plugged into a Windows box, and I can print to it fine in Panther (it's configured as a Windows Printer in the Printer Setup Utility).

    I'm trying to print from a Classic app, but when I try to print it tells me that I need to select a printer in the Chooser. I open Chooser and the only options are AppleShare and LaserWriter 8. What should I do in order to print to my shared Windows printer?

    Edit, forgot to mention this:
    Since it's a shared printer, I tried selecting AppleShare. It asks me for the IP address of the server, so I put the Windows machine's IP address, but it says that there was no response from the server.

    Oh, and I saw another thread where someone was having a similar problem. Somebody presented a workaround - print to a PostScript file, then open that in OS X using Preview. But I can't figure out how to print to PostScript either :(
     
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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Use Desktop Printer Utility in Classic to set up a virtual printer. Select the virtual printer as your default printer. It will save your Classic print jobs as PostScript files.
     
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    OK, I'll try that when I get home.
     
  5. Reanne macrumors newbie

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    Printing in Classic

    Make sure you have a classic application running and then go to the chooser. Select your printer and the USB option should then appear. Worked for me.
     
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    Thread revival! :eek:

    I don't even have Classic anymore :rolleyes:
     

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