About Printing

Printing anything other than plain text can be difficult and very wasteful if done incorrectly.

General Rules:

  1. If networked, know exactly which printer you are using.
  2. Know the different document formats handled by the printer.
  3. Know the format of the document that you want to print.
  4. When formats do not match, do not attempt to print.
  5. From a network browser or from MAPLE it is usually good to "print to a file", ascertain the format of that file, and proceed from there.
  6. When in doubt, do not print; consider saving to a file.

Many document formats can be converted to PostScript for printing.

Not all printers handle PostScript.

You need to know precisely how to proceed in order to print a document without wasting a great deal of time and paper.

If you are not sure, ask your local system manager before trying to print.

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