Printing to the Follow Me Queue in SRT (BCC)

Setting up the new Follow Me print queue on your computer

Windows Instructions

  1. From the run line (Win+R) enter \\epp2.unmc.medforest.org and then Ok
    1. When it opens double click the queue named SRT_KM_FollowMe
    2. It will find the drivers and install the printer for you
  2. Physically go to one of the printers and tap your badge on the right front corner (there’s a picture of a badge there)
    1. The printer will say, do you wish to associate your badge with your ID? IMG_20170414_103002071_HDR (1) Choose Yes
    2. Enter your ID only, no need for the @blahblah, and choose OK
    3. Enter your current email password and choose OK.  (Please note, the shift key turns on and stays on until you select it again, like the caps lock key)
    4. The machine will now show your ID and ****, choose Set
    5. There will either be a success message or you need to try typing your ID and password again
  3. Once you have successfully assigned your badge to your ID, tapping on the machine again will log you in.  You should see your ID appear in the top right corner. From this screen, you have three main options,IMG_20170414_103111913 (1)
    1. Print release – Choosing this option will show the jobs you have printing that are waiting to be released.  You can release them to the printer you are standing in front of.  Note that you can choose to only print certain print jobs from the list of those waiting or Print All.
    2. Machine Functions – This is where you will find basic copy machine functions (and faxing on specific machines)
    3. Scan – Choosing this option will will take you to the scan function which will scan whatever you put on the machine and turn it into a PDF and email it to you.  There are two OK buttons in this screen, they do the same thing/
  4. When you are finished with these machines, please press logout near the top corner or the access button on the right hand edge to logout.

Mac instructions

  1. Install Driver
    1. Check to see what OS your mac is using from the Apple drop down select About  ie 10.11 etc.
    2. Go to  Konica Minolta Drivers Support
    3. In the Quick Search box on the left type: Bizhub c368 and Click ->
    4. Choose Drivers from the middle blue buttons.It will bring up a list of OS’s to choose from.
    5. Select the newest one which matches your OS.  It will be a zipped file. Some driver downloads contain more than one version. In this case, open the Driver folder it just created, open the folder with the name closest to your OS version, then open the “Letter” folder (not A4) and open the driver file
  2. Install Printer
    1. From Apple, System Preferences, Printers and Scanners
      click the + sign to add a printer and
    2. select IP
    3. Address:   epp2.unmc.medforest.org
    4. You must choose LPD on the next line
    5. Queue: SRT_KM_FollowMe
    6. Name: We suggest “Follow Me Printing”
    7. Use: Select Software and scroll to the BizHub 368 PS.  In some versions it is difficult to find in the scroll box because the name varies.  If you type 368 or c368 in the search box at the top right, it should find it.
      (Once installed you can make it your default printer.)
    8. E-mail Wally or Bill once you print something so we can connect your print jobs to your id and you will then be able to retrieve them from any of the follow me printers.
  3. Physically go to one of the printers and tap your badge on the right front corner (there’s a picture of a badge there)
    1. The printer will say, do you wish to associate your badge with your ID?IMG_20170414_103002071_HDR (1) Choose Yes
    2. Enter your ID only, no need for the @blahblah, and choose OK
    3. Enter your current email password and choose OK.  (Please note, the shift key turns on and stays on until you select it again, like the caps lock key)
    4. The machine will now show your ID and ****, choose Set
    5. There will either be a success message or you need to try typing your ID and password again
  4. Once you have successfully assigned your badge to your ID, tapping on the machine again will log you in.  You should see your ID appear in the top right corner. From this screen, you have three main options,IMG_20170414_103111913 (1)
    1. Print release – Choosing this option will show the jobs you have printing that are waiting to be released.  You can release them to the printer you are standing in front of.  Note that you can choose to only print certain print jobs from the list of those waiting or Print All.
    2. Machine Functions – This is where you will find basic copy machine functions (and faxing on specific machines)
    3. Scan – Choosing this option will will take you to the scan function which will scan whatever you put on the machine and turn it into a PDF and email it to you.  There are two OK buttons in this screen, they do the same thing/
  5. When you are finished with these machines, please press logout near the top corner or the access button on the right hand edge to logout.

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Xerox Printer Errors 116-324

Xerox 116-324 fault when printing .doc or .pdf containing Callibri fonts

Problem:
You are unable to print .PDF or .DOCX documents which contain Calibri fonts. The Xerox printer gets 116-324 error code and needs to reboot.Resolution:
If you using a PCL driver – disable the Print Optimization feature in the driver. If you are using the PS driver set the PostScript Output Option to Optimize for Portability. (The print file will be larger and printing will take more time.)Another PS driver setting may screw up the text in your PowerPoint slides (as shown on the picture below). It is “PostScript Pass-through”. If you have printouts like on the picture below where the text turns into blocky areas, enable “PostScript Pass-through” (Printing preferences> Advanced> Driver section. )

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Getting files ready for publication.

It’s a time honored ritual of pain and confusion…  Oops, no, that was eating in the cafeteria in grade school.  The topic at hand today is getting images ready for publication.  Most publishers have requirements for the images you submit for publication.  Many of these figures originate in PowerPoint (unfortunately) and that requires some manipulation to meet the publisher requirements.

To have explicit control of your output from PowerPoint, I recommend printing the slide to a PDF.  A PDF generally preserves the quality of your work and packages it nicely in a nearly universal format.

pdf tiff settings

Once, it’s in a PDF, you can use acrobat to turn it into a number of other formats.  I hear you saying, but PowerPoint already allows me to save it in a bunch of formats.  While that’s true, it doesn’t allow you to control all the variables that make the output acceptable for publication and acrobat does.  The default resolution when you make a TIF from in PowerPoint is 96 dpi for example.

In acrobat, you can choose File, Save As, Image, TIFF to make a TIFF file, but it doesn’t stop there.  Once you’ve made that choice, there is a button nearby that says Settings.  When you click on settings, you get choices similar to the ones shown on the left.  Notice that the bottom two choices are exactly what the publisher is requesting?  Generally, leave the rest of the options alone unless you know all about file compression and color space.  It’s almost impossible to change the color management and have it work anyway unless you know the details of the press being used and have the matching icc profile.  And that would only work if your monitor was color calibrated, etcetera, etcetera.  So set the bottom two items, choose OK and then Save on the next screen with the name of your choice.  Now you have an acceptable image file for publication.

 

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Printing from the OWA

In a most places you have two (or more) options for printing:

You can either hit the print button, shown here

or you can go old school and Ctrl-P.  The results are a little different and you might find one is more to your liking than the other, but they both print.

Even on pages that don’t have the print button, you can still Ctrl-P to print what’s on the page.  Like the preview list of emails in your inbox for example.

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