Revised: February 2009.
Your Windows XP login account is automatically linked to your ACMS Laser Printing Account, assuming you have one. Typically any laser printing jobs you submit are charged to your own Laser Account. There is a special procedure, however, to submit jobs to another account in cases where someone else is covering the charges.To print, first physically locate the printer you wish to print to. The name of the printer (e.g. laser63, color19) is on a label posted on the printer.
Choose "Print" from the Windows XP Application (such as Microsoft Word or Internet Explorer). Below is an example from Microsoft Word. In the "Printer Name" drop down menu select the name of the printer you have located earlier then select "OK" to print. In the example below, we are selecting "ACS-DesignJet800ps@print.ucsd.edu".
After you have logged in, click on the "Start" button in lower left hand corner of the screen. Select "Printers and Faxes" then locate the printer you wish to set as the default. Right click on the printer and choose "Set as default printer."
Normally, print jobs will be charged to the account you initially logged in with. In special cases you may wish to log in with your personal account but submit a print job using a different username.
If you wish to print to Cplot1 using a different username, refer to Cplot1 - Windows XP - Charge a Different Account instead.
Assume for example that you have logged in with your personal account "jsmith". You have a course-specific account "me156waa" on host iacs5 and the department is paying for me156waa printing. You want to print to laser24.
To submit letter sized print jobs and charge them to a different account (me156waa for example), follow this procedure:
Some printers have problems printing PDFs. The solution to this is to print the PDF as an image.
Another solution is to use a printer that is not a Lexmark. You can find the location of other models of printers on ACMSs printer locator.