In some cases there are options such as tray selection which cannot be done when outputting using the Windows driver. The EscapeE 'Direct print' facility overcomes this problem by generating the printer commands as if it were exporting to the requisite format. In this mode, it is essential that the correct format has been previously selected in the Configuration dialog. If the 'Direct print' option is grayed-out, the wrong output format has been selected – notes below.
|1.||Choose Direct print... from the 'File' menu.|
|2.||In the 'Select page number range' panel, specify whether to print:|
|o||This page – just the page on view or |
|3.||Select the Format for the document from the drop-down list; click the format-specific options button to configure further options.|
|4.||Choose a Printer from the drop-down list; click Setup... to configure its parameters.|
|5.||If the document contains color and the printer can only print in black and white, tick the Force monochrome check-box.|
|6.||Select a PCL tray number from the spin-box.|
|o||For PS, enter/select the name of the Printer tray to be associated with the numbered tray.|
|8.||To save the setup for later use, click Save.|
The Configuration dialog may be viewed by selecting Configuration... from the 'Options' menu or pressing the f8 key.
|•||On the General page of the Configuration dialog, choose PCL document, PDF document, Postscript level2, Postscript level3 or XPS document as the 'Output Format'.|
|o||For PCL format, click the Options button. Depending on the printer, it may be necessary to:|
|▪||clear the Printer supports scalable image check-box|
|▪||tick the LIDIL (graphics only) printer check-box.|