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Use a Separator Page When Printing in Windows

In my career, yes there is a life outside of C.O.D., I am faced with many obstacles; usually regarding printing or scanning.  Recently, it was requested by a customer that printer output be preceded by a separator page.  Luckily, this is not restricted by devices (in most cases) and is rather easy to setup.  This is very helpful in environments that have more than one user printing to a device.  With a separator page, a user can differentiate their print from another person’s print.

Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows Server 2003

  1. Click on the Start Menu
  2. Select Printers and Faxes
  3. Highlight your Printer and Right click
  4. Click Properties
  5. Click Advanced
  6. Click Separator Page…
  7. Click Browse…
  8. Select either:
    1. pcl.sep, which prints a page after switching the printer to PCL printing.
    2. pscript.sep, which does not print a page after switching the printer to Postscript printing
    3. sysprint.sep, which prints a page after switching the printer to PostScript printing
    4. sysprtj.sep, variant of sysprint.sep but uses Japanese fonts if available
  9. Press OK
  10. Press OK

Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2

  1. Click on the Start Menu
  2. Select Devices and Printers
  3. Highlight your Printer and Right click
  4. Click Properties
  5. Click Advanced
  6. Click Separator Page…
  7. Click Browse…
  8. Select either:
    1. pcl.sep, which prints a page after switching the printer to PCL printing.
    2. pscript.sep, which does not print a page after switching the printer to Postscript printing
    3. sysprint.sep, which prints a page after switching the printer to PostScript printing
    4. sysprtj.sep, variant of sysprint.sep but uses Japanese fonts if available
  9. Press OK
  10. Press OK

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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