Getting Campus Computers to Print
For some reason, most of our classroom computers are not set up to print to the classroom printer! They all are set up to print to a useless program called Microsoft OneNote, which is designed to let you scribble on things using your Microsoft Surface computer—but not do anything else with the document.
The link below will add the classroom printer to the desktop computer in front of you. Please note:
- This won't work on your personal computer. It's designed for computers that are wired to the Ashland network.
- If you need a hard copy from your laptop, upload it to Google Drive, then fire up a desktop computer and download it from your Google Drive account.
- In a perfect world, you would only need to do this once, BUT if you sit down at a different computer, you will probably have to go through the whole business again, AND if the IT department makes any major changes, that desktop computer will probably forget all about the classroom printer.
- The instructions are quite complex, so your best bet is to have them open on another computer so you can follow them on the desktop machine.
- These instructions came from the IT department, and they are quite generic. The last two pages are about something called a "Print Code," but I have never had to do anything with them.
First, a quick test
Open Microsoft Word, type some sort of quick gibberish document, and then press <Ctrl>P to start the printing process. Look at the upper left, just under the Print button.
- If it says you are going to print to COBE_106_LJ4015, you are done. Nothing else is necessary.
- If it says you are going to print to OneNote or the SMART Notebook, click the down arrow to choose another printer. If you can choose COBE_106_LJ4015, you're good to go. Choose the COBE printer.
- If your only choices are OneNote or the SMART Notebook, you need to follow the instructions below.
Setting up the classroom printer
- Click this link for the instructions.
- The printer you want to add is COBE_106_LJ4015. (Obviously, if you are not in our regular classroom, you would want to add a different printer.)
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