Installing a Virtual Printer
By Jesse Wiegand 11/27/02
In order to create the larger page size, you must first
install a printer that is capable of handling a larger sheet size. By this I
don’t mean actually going out and buying a different printer, I mean installing
the print drivers for the printer. This is done by completing the following
on the <Start> button, go to <settings> then to
<printers>. A “Printers” window will open.
click on the <Add Printer> icon to start the “Add Printer Wizard”
and click on the <Next> button.
the “Local or Network Printer” window select “Local printer” and deselect
“Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer” then click the
the “Select the Printer Port” window, select “Use the following port” and
highlight “LPT1”. Click the <Next> button.
In some instances there will already be a printer assigned
to LPT1. Since we will not actually print to this device, it will not cause a
problem selecting LPT1 for our printer.
the “Add Printer” window, under “Manufactures” select “Generic”. Under
“Printers” select “MS Publisher Imagesetter” and click the <Next>
the “Printer Sharing” window select “Do not share this printer” then click
the <Next> button.
Next you will see the “Completing the Add Printer Wizard”
the <Finished> button.
This is the printer you will use when editing an oversized