The A-11 RICOH Copier/Printer
(Lower-Level copy room)

How to install the
A11 Ricoh Printer

in Windows XP

Click the right edge of this box to advance.
(You can use the buttons below, if you prefer.)

The RICOH copier/printer in A-11 is available to you as a department employee.

Given our limited supplies budget, please use it only to produce materials for the courses you teach not those you take.

You print to the RICOH via the A11 print queue. Installing it requires 2 steps.

First, make your computer aware of the printer.

Second, make the printer aware of you.

So, this tutorial shows how to

  1. Install the A11 printer driver
  2. Add your user code to the printer's preferences

NOTE! Be sure to follow these directions when you are logged in under your own account.

Step 1: Install the Driver

  • Click the button (at the bottom-left corner of your desktop)
  • Click Settings, then Printers and Faxes.

You should then see a Printer and Faxes window, similar to the one below. (Your window may list other printers.)

  • Click Add a printer.

This will initiate the Add Printer Wizard, which will open in its own window.

  • When it comes up, Click Next >

The next window asks if the printer is a local or a network printer.

  • Select A network printer. . .

  • Then, click Next >

The Wizard will find several printers available on the network, so you need to tell it which one you want.

  • Click "Connect to this printer..." and type in "\\dept\a11". Once you've typed "\\dept\" you'll see a list of available printers, and you can click "A11" if you prefer.

The last question the Wizard will ask is if you want A11 as your default printer. Unless you have a local printer in your office, you probably do.

  • Click Next >

The last window summarizes the changes you've just made.

  • Click Finish after making sure that "A11 on dept" has been added.

Step 1 is complete!

Your computer can now send jobs to A11.

However,

the RICOH will quietly throw them away,

UNTIL

you complete the next step.

Step 2: Add your user code

The RICOH ignores jobs that have no valid user code attached to them. The code it needs is the same one you use to make copies.

  • To add yours, open the printer's preferences by RIGHT-clicking the newly-installed A11 printer.
  • In the menu that pops up, click Printing Preferences....

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  • On the Printing Preferences menu click the "Valid Access" tab.

  • In the resulting "User Code" field, insert your copier code (the same code you enter when standing at the Ricoh itself).

Done.
Your computer can now print to A11.

(You might want to repeat the steps above for any departmental computer from which you might print, such as those in the graduate lounge or in A-101.)

There's just one other thing you'll want to know...

You can select double-sided, stapled, or 3-hole-punched printing from your computer.

To do so

  1. click File then Print
  2. then click Properties
  3. select the options you want
  4. then click OK

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That's it.

Just remember to log out when you're done using your computer. If you don't, other folk's printing might appear to come from you.

How to install the
A11 Ricoh Printer

in Windows 7

Click the right edge of this box to advance.
(You can use the buttons below, if you prefer.)

The RICOH copier/printer in A-11 is available to you as a department employee.

Given our limited supplies budget, please use it only to produce materials for the courses you teach not those you take.

You print to the RICOH via the A11 print queue. Installing it requires 2 steps.

First, make your computer aware of the printer.

Second, make the printer aware of you.

So, this tutorial shows how to

  1. Install the A11 printer driver
  2. Add your user code to the printer's preferences

NOTE! Be sure to follow these directions when you are logged in under your own account.

Step 1: Install the Driver

  • Click the button (at the bottom-left corner of your desktop)
  • Click Devices and Printers.

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  • In the Devices and Printers window, click Add a printer. from the horizontal menu under the address bar.

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  • The wizard will start listing available printers. Ignore the list, and click The printer that I want isn't listed.

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  • In the Select a shared printer by name field, enter the name of the print queue:

    \\dept\a11

  • Click Install driver.

  • Windows 7 will now copy files from our server to your computer. Wait for this process to complete.
  • In the next window, set A11 as your default printer (unless you have a local printer you'd rather use as your default). Then click "Finish" to close the printer installation wizard.

You should then see the newly-added A11 printer
in your Devices and Printers window.

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Step 1 is complete!

Your computer can now send jobs to A11.

However,

the RICOH will quietly throw them away,

UNTIL

you complete the next step.

Step 2: Add your user code

The RICOH ignores jobs that have no valid user code attached to them. The code it needs is the same one you use to make copies.

  • To add yours, open the printer's preferences by RIGHT-clicking the newly-installed A11 printer.
  • In the menu that pops up, click Printing Preferences....

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  • In the Printing Preferences window, click the Valid Access tab.

  • Finally, in the User Code field, type your RICOH code, the same code you enter when standing in front of the machine.
  • Click OK until you return to your desktop.

Done.
Your computer can now print to A11.

(You might want to repeat the steps above for any departmental computer from which you might print, such as those in the graduate lounge or in A-101.)

There's just one other thing you'll want to know...

You can select double-sided, stapled, or 3-hole-punched printing from your computer.

To do so

  1. click File then Print
  2. then click Properties
  3. select the options you want
  4. then click OK

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That's it.

Just remember to log out when you're done using your computer. If you don't, other folk's printing might appear to come from you.