Changing the Emulation Mode on the printer
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Changing the Emulation Mode on the printer

Generate/do-it3.gif    When using an Epson printer driver, the Emulation Mode on your printer must be set to Epson Mode.

 

How do you know if you're in the right mode? If you get a series of symbols and strange characters instead of words when you try to print, it means your printer driver and your Emulation Mode do not match. When you change printer drivers, you must also change the Emulation Mode on your printer. Because you are now using an Epson driver, your printer must be set to print in Epson Emulation Mode. (Most non-Epson printers come pre-set to Lexmark or IBM mode.)

 

This is a function of the printer itself. You cannot set Emulation Mode through Windows or Masterform. Refer to your printer manual or call your printer’s technical support line for instructions on changing emulation modes. Instructions for the Lexmark 238x and Okidata 320x series printers are provided here for your convenience.

 

 

To change the Emulation Mode on a Lexmark 238x or 239x series printer:

  1. Press ALT + Setup at the same time to enter the setup menu. The setup menu will print.

  2. Press the Micro¯ button once. The setup menu will print the Emulation options.

  3. Press the Font button once. The setup menu will print the IBM Emulation option.

  4. Press the Pitch button once. The setup menu will print the Epson Emulation option.

  5. Press Start/Stop consecutively until the ALT light stops blinking.

 

You want to keep this menu setting with the Emulation set to Epson Mode. Press the Start/Stop button repeatedly until the ALT light stops blinking (up to three times; the printer will print menu options after each time you hit the button).

 

 

To change the Emulation Mode on an Okidata 320/321 printer:

  1. Press SHIFT + SEL at the same time to enter the setup menu.

  2. Press LF. The following line will print:

  3. Printer Control      Emulation Mode       IMB PPR

  4. Press TEAR repeatedly until the emulation you want to select prints in the right hand column.

  5. Press SHIFT + SEL to save this setting and exit the setup menu.



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