Name:         Color SW Pro GX
Version:      1.0
Released:     September 7, 1995
Description:  Software that lets you use all the standard QuickDraw GX features
              with the Color StyleWriter Pro printer, including desktop printing,
              printing at a specific time, and printing a number of minipages per
              sheet of paper. Requires QuickDraw GX software version 1.1.3 or
              later installed on your system. QuickDraw GX software is also
              available on this service.

The enclosed file is a self-extracting archive. To use, download, double-click the downloaded file (this decompresses it).

From the Read Me in this archive

QuickDraw GX Upgrade
for the Color StyleWriter Pro printer

This upgrade gives you the ability to use the Color StyleWriter Pro printer with QuickDraw GX. 

The instructions in this document tell you how to install and use the software.

Installation

IMPORTANT: To use this upgrade with your Color StyleWriter Pro printer you must have QuickDraw GX software version 1.1.3 or later  installed on your system. QuickDraw GX version software is also available online.

This upgrade includes two system files:

- Color SW Pro GX

- Apple Color SW Pro CMM

1. Drag these two files to the Extensions folder inside your System Folder. 

2. Restart your computer.

3. Select the Chooser from the Apple () menu.

4. Click the Color SW Pro GX icon in the Chooser.

5. Make choices in the Chooser, depending on whether the printer is connected directly to your computer:

- If the printer is connected directly to your computer, choose Serial from the "Connect via" pop-up menu, then click the Modem Port or Printer Port  icon to indicate which port the printer cable is plugged into.

- If the printer is connected to another computer as a shared printer, choose Servers from the "Connect via" pop-up menu. If your network has zones, click the AppleTalk zone containing the printer and then click the name of the printer you want to use.

6. Click the Create button. A printer icon appears on your desktop.

7. Close the Chooser by clicking its close box. If you close the Chooser without creating at least one desktop printer, a message appears. If you select a printer but don't click Create, the Chooser ignores the selection. 

Using the Color StyleWriter Pro with QuickDraw GX 

For the most part you use the QuickDraw GX Color StyleWriter Pro software just as you would the current non-GX version of the software. You have all the same options plus a few extras. When you use GX-savvy programs, the appearance of the Print and Page Setup dialog boxes changes, as described below.

Page Setup dialog box.  The Page Setup dialog box comes in a basic version and an expanded version. Though it has a different appearance in GX-savvy programs, all the settings in the old Page Setup dialog box are also in the GX-savvy Page Setup dialog box, and it works the same way.

Print dialog box.  GX-savvy programs have a Print dialog box with a very different look. The Print dialog box comes in a basic version and an expanded version. You can switch between them by clicking the More Choices and Fewer Choices buttons.  The expanded version is broken up into panels, each of which controls a different set of print functions. You can switch between panels by clicking the icons on the left side of the expanded dialog box.  

Where to find familiar Color StyleWriter Pro features

Most features in the Print dialog box from your current Color StyleWriter Pro software are also present in the GX-savvy versions of that dialog box, though they might not be in the same places. Here's where to find them:

- Most of the settings from the old Print dialog box are in the General panel of the expanded GX-savvy Print dialog box. The Paper Type and Image options are in the Quality panel.

- Most of the options from the old Color Options dialog box are in the Quality panel of the expanded GX-savvy Print dialog box. 

- All the options in the old Utilities dialog box are in the Utilities panel of the expanded
GX-savvy Print dialog box. 

New features

You can use the panels of this upgrade to take advantage of standard QuickDraw GX features with the Color StyleWriter Pro.

- You can use desktop printer icons to monitor and manipulate your print requests and to print a document from the Finder.

- You can print a number of minipages on each sheet of paper. Use the N-up panel of the expanded Print dialog box.

- You can schedule when documents should print. Use the Print panel of the expanded Print dialog box.

Turning off QuickDraw GX for programs that aren't GX-savvy

If you experience incompatibilities while using the QuickDraw GX software with a specific program that isn't GX-savvy, you can temporarily print with GX off.  In order to do that you need two things:

- The file QuickDraw GX Helper:
This can be installed using the QuickDraw GX installer.  Select Custom Install, then select QuickDraw GX Utilities and then select QuickDraw GX Helper.

- The software from the Color SW Pro disk set.
Select Easy Install in the Color SW Pro installer

Once both the QuickDraw GX Helper and the Color SW Pro SW are installed, follow these steps to turn QuickDraw GX off temporarily:

1. Open the non-GX-savvy program that's giving you problems.

2. Choose Turn Desktop Printing Off from the Apple () menu. A message appears asking if it's OK to use the "Color SW Pro" software. Click OK.  (If the message doesn't mention the Color SW Pro , you may need to reinstall your printer software from the disks that came with your printer.)

3. Click OK. Now your Color StyleWriter Pro will use the regular QuickDraw printing software for this program. If you want to go back to using the QuickDraw GX printing software, repeat this process, but in step 2 choose Turn Desktop Printing On.


 1995 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, AppleTalk, Macintosh, and StyleWriter are trademarks 
of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Finder and QuickDraw are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.