Subject: Modifying and saving printer settings in a .pc3 file
To modify and save printer settings in a .pc3 file
1 Do one of the following to choose Print ():
• On the ribbon, choose the Application button then choose Print, or choose Output > Print (in Print).
• Choose File > Print.
• On the Standard toolbar, click the Print tool.
• Type print and then press Enter.
2 From the Printer Name list, select a .pc3 file.
3 Click Properties.
4 In the Printer Configuration Editor dialog box, click the Settings tab.
5 Expand Media in the list to view and select the default paper size for the printer. Select Source and Size, then in Media Source and Size, select a new default paper size for the printer.
6 Expand Graphics in the list and choose from the following options:
• Vector Graphics — Displays settings for printing vector graphics. In Color Depth, select whether to use color or monochrome output and then the color or grayscale bit depth.
• Raster Graphics — Displays settings for printing raster graphics. When printer resources are limited, you can move the sliders to balance printing speed and image quality for raster images, OLE objects and trade-off in general.
• TrueType Text — Select whether to print TrueType text as text or graphics.
• Merge Control — To retain the colors of lines that overlap, choose Lines Overwrite. The visible color is of the line that was most recently added to the drawing. To merge colors together, choose Lines Merge.
7 Select Custom Properties in the list to specify additional settings for printing, which vary according to the selected printer:
• Standard printers and drivers — The standard dialog box for your printer opens.
• DWF .pc3 files — The Custom Properties dialog box opens. Click [?] for more details about each available option.
• PDF .pc3 files — The Custom Properties dialog box opens. Click [?] for more details about each available option.
• JPG and PNG .pc3 files — In Custom Properties, select the background color and mark whether to rotate raster scan lines by 90 degrees.
8 Select User-defined Paper Sizes, then click Modify Paper Sizes to modify margins for each paper size, attach and detach .pmp files, and save modifications to a .pmp file. Click [?] for more details about each available option.
9 Click Save As.
10 Enter the name and location for the .pc3 file.
11 Click Save.
12 Click OK.
13 Click OK to print, or cancel.
You can also modify and save printer configuration files using the Options command.
To add printer settings in a .pc3 file
1 Do one of the following to choose Options:
• On the ribbon, choose the Application button then choose Options, or choose Tools > Options (in Manage).
• On the menu, choose Tools > Options.
• Type options and then press Enter.
2 Click the Printing tab.
3 Click Add or Configure Printers.
4 To add a PC3 file, click Add to create a new PC3 file. In the Add Printer Configuration File dialog box that opens, select the desired printer for the new PC3 file, click Continue, and select the options you want for the PC3 file. If you don’t select any custom options, a PC3 file will not be created.
5 To modify or delete a PC3 file, select the desired file in the list and click Modify or Delete.
6 Click OK.
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