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Printing to GoPrint with Laptops


Have you ever tried to print to GoPrint with your laptop or have you helped someone trying to do this? If you're like me you tried and failed many times.

Well the instructions for Macs have been updated and they supposedly work now (the instructions for PC/Windows supposedly always worked). I've stocked the kiosk on the East side of the reference desk with the updated instructions. The can also be found here (PC) or here (Mac).

The queue names you can use are GL_REF2, GL_REF3, or GL_REF_COLOR. Apparently you may have to install the print drivers as well. If you need to do this, you can access the print driver CD in the key cabinet (the cabinet where we keep the department keys).

Ahhh printers... can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em...

QUESTION: If you've tried this, did you have success? Keep us all updated on your efforts.



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Oct. 22nd, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I have yet to be successful in helping someone with printing off of their laptop.. I usually just tell people to email their document to themselves and open it up on reference computer. I will try this now though and hopefully it will work!

Oct. 23rd, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
So far I haven't gotten any questions about this. I guess its not very common on my shift.. or it just hasnt come around yet. Nonetheless its good to know. Thanks for putting up the links!
Oct. 23rd, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up, I never had to deal with this problem before but it is good to know
Oct. 24th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
I use to have trouble printing from my Macbook looking at the former instructions given

Haven't tried it in awhile so maybe I can try it again.

Oct. 27th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Never had to help someone with this but good to know.

Oct. 27th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
I've had people coming and wanting to print from their laptops, so this should be very helpful! thanks!! ^_^
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Oct. 28th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
I've only had one person ask to help me, and successfully failed. This is good to know and glad this was the blog for this week.

Oct. 30th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I tried and succeed once when we had the old printers but haven't tried yet with the new ones. People come and ask from time to time so it's good that the handouts got updated. Thanks Kelci.

Nov. 3rd, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
I haven't tried to print from my laptop, but this is very helpful.
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