Installing PaperCut on Windows

 

Installing PaperCut on Windows

 

To install PaperCut on your computer so that you can print to the Comptuing Lab printers, please follow these directions.  Once it is set up, you can print from applications normally followed by a prompt to login to PaperCut.  After sending your job to PaperCut you may visit any of the Computing Labs and print your job from the Release Stations next to the printer.

PaperCut Client on Windows
  1. Create a shortcut on your computer's desktop that points to \\papercut (Note: please come to the Computing Help Desk if you need help); this shortcut will stay on your desktop. In future, whenever you print, start by opening this shortcut and logging in if prompted to be sure your computer can see the Community printer)
  2. Run the PaperCut MF Client software:
    1. Double-click on the new shortcut
    2. If prompted to log in, use wellesley\username (putting in your Wellesley username)
    3. Double-click on PCClient, then on win
    4. client-local-install.exe
    5. If you get a Security Warning message, click Run or Yes
  3. Click “Next” at the License Agreement and Destination Location windows and when prompted.
  4. At the “Select Components” window, ensure “Local Install (For all users)” is selected.
  5. Click Install and wait for the install to complete. This should only take a few seconds.
  6. After the install has completed, At the Finish window, select “Launch client and verify my identity (Recommended)”, and click Finish.
  7. PaperCut will now launch. Login with your Wellesley account and password.
 
Installing the Printers
  1. Double-click on the Papercut shortcut you created on your desktop
  2. If you are prompted to log in, use your domain credentials, but add "wellesley\" without the quotes before your username. For example, John Smith would be entered as wellesley\jsmith.
  3. Double click on the "Community" printer to begin the printer installation process.
  4. When it is completed, you will see a Printer Preference window.
  5. You may set this printer as the default by clicking the Windows button in the lower left hand corner and opening "Devices and Printers". Right click your printer and select "Set as default printer".
 
You've successfully added the PaperCut printer and can now print to PaperCut from any program on your computer.
 
Additional Configuration
 
Configure double-sided / duplex printing

 
Windows XP & Vista:
  1. Go to Start > Devices and Printers.
  2. Right-click on the printer you want to set to duplex and select Printing Properties .
  3. In the Properties window, go to the Advanced tab and click Printing Defaults .
  4. In the Printing Defaults window, go to the Finishing tab. In the Document Options section, check the checkbox for Print on Both Sides and click OK .
  5. In the Properties window, click OK .
  6. You may now close the Printers window.
  7. Double-sided printing will now be the default when you print to this printer. If you want to print single-sided, in the application you are using go to File > Print and click the Properties button next to the printer. Go to the Finishing tab and uncheck the box next to Print on Both Sides.
 
Windows 7 & 8:
  1. Go to Start > Devices and Printers.
  2. Right-click on the printer you want to set to duplex and select Printing Preferences (not Printing Properties).
  3. In the Preferences window, in the Layout section that appears, there should be a Print on Both Sides drop-down box.  Change that option to Flip on Long Edge.
  4. In the Preferences window, click OK .
  5. Double-sided printing will now be the default when you print to this printer. If you want to print single-sided, in the application you are using go to File > Print and click the Properties button next to the printer. In the Layout tab, under Print on Both Sides, set it to None, and it will print single-sided.
 
Print a test page

 
While not required, you may wish to print a test page before printing a document, to make sure the settings are correct and that you can print to PaperCut.
  1. Select community as your printer under "Devices and Printers".
  2. Print any page from any source.
  3. Click "Print" when the dialog below appears and the page will be available at any release station.

Please note that you may need to double-click on your Papercut shortcut on your desktop before printing, or if you see messages about Community being offline.

 

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