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Printing Parking Permits

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After a student purchases their parking permit, they are supposed to print out a temporary pass to display on their car dashboard until the regular permit is ready. The temporary pass is a webpage, so students who are on their laptops may need help printing.

Here are some solutions based on the browser the student is using:

Safari – Use the “Export to PDF” menu option, then print the PDF document using the Print Kiosk system.

Chrome – Use the “Print” menu option, then change the printer to “Save to PDF.” Print the PDF document using the Print Kiosk system.

Firefox – Use the “Print” menu option, then change the printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Print the XPS document using the Print Kiosk system.

Internet Explorer – Use the “Print” menu option, then change the printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Print the XPS document using the Print Kiosk system.

If, for some reason, the student is unable to save the webpage as a PDF or XPS document, they will have to save the webpage or take a screen capture, then email the file to themselves or save it on a USB drive so they can print it using one of the library computers.

Note: These instructions can also be used to help students print any webpage from their laptop.

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Printing Brochures

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Students will often ask for help printing a tri-fold brochure or pamphlet. In order to make sure that the brochures or pamphlets print properly, have the student use the following settings:

From the Print menu, make sure Library Student Copier is selected. Then change the double-sided printing setting to Print on Both Sides РFlip pages on short edge.

Brochure Printing Settings

Then click on Printer Properties to adjust the color settings. In the Quality tab, choose Auto Color under Select Color. Then choose Photo under Color Settings.

Note: Changing the Color Settings to Photo doesn’t seem to always be necessary, but if a student reports that their brochure did not print in color, choosing Photo instead of Document seems to fix the problem.

Color Printing Settings

 

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Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes

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Follow the steps below if someone wants to print on a non-standard size of paper (i.e., something that cannot be auto-detected by the printer). NOTE: You should not need to do this for A3, A4, or other international standard sizes.

  1. Place the paper in the bypass tray.
  2. Log in to the Library Student Copier (it doesn’t matter who you log in as).
  3. Go into the Copy module.
  4. Tap the “Paper” icon.
  5. Select the bypass tray.
  6. Tap the “Change Tray Setting” icon.
  7. Choose the “Custom Size” option. (Note: this option cannot be selected unless the paper is in the bypass tray.)
  8. Place the paper on the glass and take its measurements, then put the paper back in the bypass tray.
  9. Enter the measurements. (Make sure you know which side is X and which side is Y.)
  10. Tap OK to save the measurements, then close all of the open windows.
  11. Log off.

Before sending the document to the printer, ensure that the paper size set on the computer matches the measurements entered for the bypass tray.

The paper tray does not need to be selected in Printer Properties. Library Student Copier will automatically detect that the bypass tray needs to be used for the custom-sized document.

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