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DATAMAX.USB

 

 

USING A DATAMAX ON A USB PORT WITH SHOP PRO

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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)