Update-PC3-File-With-New-Printer-Dialog-Box

Update PC3 File With New Printer Dialog Box

Update PC3 File With New Printer Dialog Box

Displays the device driver name that is stored in the PC3 file.

A device can be a plotter or printer. With this dialog box, you can select a valid
plotter or printer and update the existing PC3 file; you can also save a modified
copy as a new PC3 file.

The dialog box is displayed in the PLOT or PAGESETUP command in a layout configured
for a PC3 file that contains an invalid or missing plotter or printer name.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

Device Needed

Displays the device specified in the PC3 file that is configured for the current layout.

Printer Name

Lists the available plotters, printers, and PC3 files. Select a plotter, printer,
or PC3 file to be substituted for the missing printer specified in your PC3 file.
Select None if you don’t want to make any substitution.

If you select None, the other settings for the current layout remain unchanged. If
you select a plotter or printer that uses a different driver than the one specified
in the original PC3 file, the following configuration information may change when
the PC3 file is saved:

  • Plot quality
  • Color depth
  • Resolution
  • Media source
  • Media destination
  • Media finishing options (such as folding or binding)
  • Any custom settings of the previous device or driver

If the plotter or printer you select can’t support the paper size specified in the
layout, the default paper size is used. A warning is displayed that allows you to
cancel this operation and return to the Plot or Page Setup dialog box with the None
device selected.

Device

For each selection you make under Printer Name, the corresponding device driver name
is displayed in this column, as follows:

  • For a selected plotter or printer, this column displays the device driver name stored
    in the plotter or printer’s PC3 file.
  • For a selected PC3 file, this column displays the device driver name stored in the
    PC3 file.
  • For a selection of None, this column displays no device name. No device will be substituted
    for the missing printer specified in the PC3 file.
Status Area

Displays information about the selected plotter, printer, or PC3 file.

Update and Save PC3 File

Displays the name of the PC3 file for the current layout. If you click OK without
changing the name of the PC3 file, the existing PC3 file is updated with the new printer
name. If you change the name of the PC3 file and click OK, a copy of the PC3 file
is saved with the new printer information.

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