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    Old printer driver (Publisher 2000)

    I've got a Dell system that came with Office 97 SBE which I upgraded to Office 2000 as soon as it became available. On this system, I have a printer installed called MS Publisher Imagesetter, which has worked very well to produce postscript output files that can be converted to PDF format.

    I recently installed Office 2000 on another machine and found that this printer driver was not installed with the Office 2000 version. Was it unique to Office 97? If it was, can I install that driver from my old Office 97 disks, or do I just need to experiment with other PS printer drivers to do the same thing(get a postscript file for conversion to PDF)?

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    Re: Old printer driver (Publisher 2000)

    You don't mention the operation system for the PC in question, but it may not matter. I know you can install that driver easily on Win2K as it is included.

    Click Start>Settings>Printers>Add Printer

    Pick File: as you will be printing documents to file to convert to PDF. When you see the printer list, scroll down to Generic and click it. The right pane will list the printers, one of which is "MS Publisher Imagesetter". Click your way thru to the happy conclusion...
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    Re: Old printer driver (Publisher 2000)

    Tried that before I made the first post. The only option I have under Generic is Generic/Text printer. I can't locate the driver files on my Windows 98 or Office 2000 disks either. Could this be available at MS Office Web site?

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    Re: Old printer driver (Publisher 2000)

    Have you tried posting to the Windows forum? The driver you need must be native to Win2k but not Win98.
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    Re: Old printer driver (Publisher 2000)

    The driver on my one machine was there when I received it from Dell when I purchased the machine with Office 97 SBE installed with Windows 98 two years ago. That's why asked if it was unique to the Office 97 installation, since installation of Office 2000 SBE on another Windows 98 machine did not add that driver to the system I'm asking about.

    In any case, the driver is not available from the Windows installation disks and it is apparently not on the Office 2000 SBE installation disks, so where can I get it? Or should I just add a Postscript printer such as an Apple Laserwriter and print to file that way?

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    Re: Old printer driver (Publisher 2000)

    Those are good questions. I don't see why you could not install the Apple driver. If you are printing to a file, Postscript is Postscript. The mystery here is where do those generic printer drivers come from. I'm using Off97 on a Win2k PC, but have Outlook 2000. Maybe the drivers came over with Outlook. You got me. Did anyone respond in the Windows forum?
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    Re: Old printer driver (Publisher 2000)

    I finally found it on a Google Search and then someone posted the same information on the Windows forum.

    What happend in Office 2000 is that the printer drivers for MS Publisher Imagesetter and MS Publisher Color Printer are there, but not automatically installed as in Office 97. One can install them as you would any printer, but when prompted for the printer name, you need to click on "Have Disk" then navigate to where Office is installed on your system. You'll find the printer files available there and installation is normal from there on.

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    Re: Old printer driver (Publisher 2000)

    Bravo! Nothing sings like success, eh?
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