To print pages, the printer to be used is selected from a drop-down list on the EscapeE Printing dialog. When the Printing dialog opens, the Printer initially displays the name of the default printer.
Further options may be set up in the 'Printer' page of the 'Configuration' dialog: see Configuring the printer defaults.
Some of the parameters which a printer is to use on a print-run can be set up in more than one place. They may occur, for example, in the original input (e.g. PCL, PS) file, in the 'Printing' and 'Print Setup' dialogs and the 'Printer' Configuration.
Most (well-behaved) printer-drivers take in-file printer instructions in their stride. Consequently, the following printing parameters are normally taken from the input-files, not the 'Print Setup' dialog:
You may, however, override these input-file specified parameters in the Printer configuration:
In addition, these input-file specified parameters:
may be overridden in the Printing dialog (tick 'Use printer parameters for paper and orientation').
These parameters are also taken from the Printing dialog:
From/To page numbers
(The number of 'Copies' may be specified on the command line instead, using the /COPIES option).
When the following parameters are not specified in the input file, they are supplied with the default values set up in the Printer configuration:
Some printer-drivers, however, are not so well-behaved. Consequently the paper type, duplexing and bin selection that you have applied in the Printer Setup dialog will be used throughout the print-run. If the original input file redefines these parameters during the print-run then the printer-driver ignores them. The command-line option for this is /DRIVERDEFAULTS.
If your printer supports PCL, PDF, Postscript or XPS formats you may avoid such printer-driver problems by using the EscapeE Direct printing option.