Service group IT
University of Ulm
All applications are pre-configured. Simply select 'File->Print' (or similar) and select the printer "default". The printout is then printed from the printer in the same room.
Alternatively, you can select one of the other four virtual printers that do the same but have different default settings:
|default||Here you can set everything yourself|
|default_simplex||Preset one-sided printout|
|default_duplex:||Preset double-sided printout|
|default_2up:||Preset double-sided printing with two pages on each side combined into one|
|default_4up:||Preset double-sided printing and four pages each combined into one|
2up and 4up reduce the pages to half or a quarter of the normal size, so that two or four pages fit on one page. This can save paper, e.g. when slides of a lecture with a large font are available as a script.
Attention: Unlike in the past, the virtual printers no longer enforce the properties. Rather, they are really only alternative default settings compared to "default". So, for example, one can set simplex/2up to "default_duplex" and print, and specify this setting. The name "default_duplex" is then only confusing because it is no longer correct. So these virtual printers are really only intended as shortcuts for frequently occurring standard cases. As soon as something is set individually, "default" should be used.
is done with the SGI printing system under
This URL can also be found in the Start menu:
Start ⇒ All Programs ⇒ SGI ⇒ Print - Queue & Quota
The Windows-specific display of the printer queues is not functional under
Start ⇒ Devices and Printers ⇒ ...
If you ever see a print job here, Windows has messed up again.
With the programme Ghostview, which is installed on all machines in the pool.