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, Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@e...> wrote:
> Experience with HP printers (admittedly an inkjet) is that they don't
> work from Classic even if there are OS9 drivers, but others may have
> had a different experience.
I have an HP LaserJet 1300 which I print to from WP-Mac (and I suppose other Classic apps, too, but WP-Mac is the only one I can swear to) on 10.3.9.
I think the 1200 was the model that preceded mine, so it should ship with Mac OS 8/9 drivers a
The setup procedure I used was something like this:
1. Start Classic
2. Find the Mac OS 8/9 driver installer on the HP CD (it's probably also available from HP.com) and install
3. Set up the printer using the Desktop Printer Utility (?)--iirc, LaserWriter 8 doesn't directly support USB laser printers--choosing the correct PPD, giving it a nice name, etc.
4. Select the print from the Print dialogue box in WP-Mac
For some odd reason, Classic seems to forget that the printer exists between restarts, so I have to repeat steps 3 and 4 each new Classic session :-( It may be related to whether I have the printer on when Classic starts or some other wierdness, but it's not a big enough hassle for me to worry about, especially since I'm not printing every time I'm in Classic.
Hope this helps,