USING A DATAMAX ON A USB PORT WITH SHOP PRO
For Windows XP or Windows 2000 only with
Shopkeeper 9.7 or higher.
In general Shop-pro supports only parallel (LPT1, LPT2, LPT3)
printers. However since you have Windows XP and a Datamax and
a network you will likely be able to use a USB port
In order to allow Print Sharing from Windows (needed for Shop-Pro
to use a USB port) from within the Network configuration part of
Windows you need to make sure you have the "File and Printer
Sharing for Microsoft Networks" service loaded.
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A) Go to the Windows Desktop.
Choose Start, Printers (or Start Settings Printers)
Right Click the printer icon for the Datamax
[if you don't have one yet - add one. you can even add a
'Generic Text Only Printer' driver for the datamax]
Choose Sharing. Choose Shared As. Type in a useful name such as DATAMAX
MAKE SURE NO SPACES ARE IN THE PRINTER NAME.
B) Right Click My Computer and choose Properties and the
Computer Name (or Network ID) Tab.
Note the FULL COMPUTER NAME (eg OFFICE, Back, Jerry etc)
C) If there are Spaces in the Full Computer name, then
CHANGE THE NAME TO NOT INCLUDE SPACES.
D) In Shoppro, Choose Printer Redirection (choice 8,b).
Go to an appropriate printer definition number (eg. 11 for the Thermal
Transfer) Hit the F2 button which should show you a list of shared
printers. Select the Datamax and press Enter
That should fill in the Port with LPT3, the Queue with something
like \\OFFICE\DATAMAX and the Q-Type with NET
E) Press Esc. Change the appropriate print job(s) (e.g. Thermal Transfer
Printer) to the print number (often 11) you changed in step: D
F) Configure Tags (separate)