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Download and install the Adobe Universal PostScript Windows driver

The Adobe Universal PostScript Windows driver installer installs the latest version of the Adobe PostScript (AdobePS) printer driver for each supported version of Windows:

-- PScript 5 for Windows XP and 2000

-- AdobePS 4.5.3 for Windows Millennium Edition (Me), 98, 98SE, and 95

-- AdobePS 5.2.2 for Windows NT 4.0

These drivers allow you to print from any Windows application to an Adobe PostScript Level 2 or Adobe PostScript 3 printer. This document describes how to download the Adobe Universal PostScript Windows driver installer from the Adobe website, and how to use it to install a PostScript printer driver.

Downloading the Adobe Universal PostScript Windows driver installer You can download the Universal PostScript Windows driver installer from the Adobe website at .

To download the Universal installer:

1. In your web browser, visit the Adobe website at .

2. Click the Windows link in the PostScript Printer Drivers area.

3. Click the language version of the installer that you want to download (for example, Adobe Universal PostScript Windows Driver Installer 1.0.6 - English).

4. Review the system requirements and installation instructions.

5. Click Download. Specify a location (for example, the desktop) for the Winsteng.exe file, and then click Save.

Obtaining PPD files

As a courtesy, Adobe provides some PPD files on its website. Adobe doesn't write or support these PPD files. If you have questions about a PPD file or need a PPD file that isn't available from the Adobe website, contact the printer manufacturer.

Installing the PostScript printer driver

After you install the printer driver, you're ready to print to a PostScript printer.

To install the PostScript printer driver:

1. Double-click the downloaded Winsteng.exe file to start the Adobe PostScript Printer Driver setup program, and then click Next.

2. Click Accept to accept the End User License Agreement.

3. If the Printer Installation Type dialog box appears, select whether to install a new PostScript printer or update your existing PostScript printer driver, and then click Next.

4. In the Printer Connection Type dialog box, select either Local Printer or Network Printer as appropriate to your configuration, and then click Next.

-- If you selected Local Printer as your connection type, select the port you want to use in the Local Port Selection dialog box.

-- If you selected Network Printer as your connection type, enter the network path to your printer, or browse to locate your printer.

5. In the Select Printer Model dialog box, click Browse.

6. Navigate to the folder that contains the PPD file for your printer, select the printer name in the Browse for Printer dialog box, and then click OK.

Note: You can search for existing PPD files on your computer by choosing Start > Search > Files or Folders and searching for *.ppd . If you haven't installed a PPD file for your printer, you may need to obtain one from the printer manufacturer, or from the Adobe website, if one is available there.

7. Click Next.

8. In the Sharing dialog box select whether the printer will be shared or not, and then click Next.

9. Name the printer, select your preferences for a default printer and select whether you wish to print a test page. Click Next.

10. Click Install.

11. If you purchased options for your printer such as additional paper trays or printer memory, configure your printer in the Printer Configuration dialog box.

12. Click Finish and then restart the computer if prompted. A new printer icon appears in the list of printers.

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Last edited - 12/07/2006


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