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Example 6: Printing from a wireless network or laptop (Web Print)

The Web PrintWeb Print enables printing from user-owned devices without the need to install printer drivers and manage server authentication. system allows students to print to college printers from their own laptops without installing drivers. It works by offering a facility to upload documents in formats such as PDF, DOC etc using a standard web browser. You access Web print from the print system's User Web Tools.

The system can print documents that have the following file formats:

Table 2: Web Print Supported Applications and File Formats
Application File Format(s)
Picture File BMP, DIB, GIF, JFIF, JIF, JPE, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF
Adobe Reader 9, Adobe Reader X (10), Adobe Reader XI (11) PDF
Microsoft Office Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 365 XLS, XLSX, etc.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 365 PPT, PPTX, etc.
Microsoft Office Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 365 DOC, DOCX, etc.
Microsoft XPS Document Writer XPS

Free PDF printers are available for download from several websites such as PDF Creator. Printing from any application using the normal print function produces a PDF document that you can upload using this system.

All Vista and higher versions of Microsoft Operating Systems have a virtual XPS printer that works similarly to the PDF printers.

To print a document:

  1. Open your browser to https://[server-name]:9192/user and log in using you network username and password. Select the Web Print link in the navigation menu.

  2. The front page contains a list of your active and recently submitted Web Print jobs. At first the list is blank. Later the list shows the status of submitted jobs.

    You might see a message at the top of the Active Jobs page with other information that you need to know to use Web Print.

  3. Click Submit a Job to start the Web Print wizard.

  4. The first step of the Web Print wizard is selecting a printer where your job will be printed.

    Instead of the Printer List you might see a click able map or other graphical representation of the printers that are available.

  5. Select the number of copies to print. (Users who have permission to print to shared accounts will see additional options on this page.)

  6. After selecting the print options and/or account selection settings, the third and final step in the Web Print wizard is to upload a document to print. This page lists the applications and associated file extensions that are supported. Once you have selected a document and clicked Upload & Complete, the file uploads to the server.

  7. Once the document upload is complete you are returned to the front Web Print page. The table now displays the status of your job. Jobs can be queued during times of high load. The status changes to indicate the progress of the job from rendering to printing, and job details such as cost and number of pages is populated when known. You can stay at this page to track the status of the job or navigate away or close the browser. The job will not be affected.


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