Network Printer

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Cathy Evans

03 Jan, 2013 02:09 PM

My list of printers is as below and 99% of the time I want to print to \APOLLO\SHARP MX-4500N PCL6 but when I try to Define Settings I get error message asking me to Select Printer first. If I select anything not on network I can define the settings
I am running Filemaker 11 with Windows 7.

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by koen on 03 Jan, 2013 02:29 PM

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    Dear Cathy,

    Network printers and especially PCL 6 printers can cause a lot of issues.
    Install the printer driver locally, solves the issue in most of the cases.

    I hope this helps to solve your problem.

    Best regards,


  2. 2 Posted by Dennis Allen on 09 Apr, 2014 04:23 PM

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    Having the exact same problem in Filemaker 12 and stupid new corporate policies don't allow for local hookups to network printers, "assures everyone has the correct and updated driver". but I digress, has anything changed in the year+ since Cathy's original post?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Support on 10 Apr, 2014 09:49 AM

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    Hi Dennis,

    We did a maintenance update last summer, but for network printers the drivers need to installed locally in most cases.

    Kind regards,

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