Installing the Printer Driver

Before you print you must install the software that enables your computer to communicate with the printer. This software is called the printer driver. HP DeskJet 850C 855C series printers come with a Driver Installation Disk which contains printer drivers for both the QuickDraw and QuickDraw GX environments. You need to decide which is appropriate for your printer depending on your Macintosh system software and memory. Refer to the topic QuickDraw and QuickDraw GX under the category Printing...

Desk Jet Control Panel for DOS

The HP DeskJet Control Panel for DOS is software that replaces the front panel switches found on older printers. The Control Panel for DOS does not replace printer drivers it must be used along with DOS software printer drivers. When there is no specific DeskJet 850C 855C series printer driver available for an application, the HP Control Panel for DOS gives the user access to print settings and features not available through the DOS application. If settings are available in the DOS application...

About the Printer Driver

The HP ColorSmart Printer driver software provides access to all the capabilities of HP DeskJet 850C 855C series printers when used with Windows applications. The following options are available from the ColorSmart dialog box Best, Normal, or EconoFast print quality Portrait or Landscape print orientation The HP ColorSmart Printer Driver has built-in, context-sensitive help. When an option in the dialog box is clicked, an explanation of that option appears at the bottom of the dialog box. For...

Using the Printer Driver

To use the ColorSmart Printer Driver with the HP DeskJet 850C 855C series printers from within a Windows application 1. Choose Print (or Print Setup, depending on the application) from the File menu. To use the ColorSmart printer driver with the HP DeskJet 850C 855C series printer from the Windows Control Panel 1. Double-click Main in the Program Manager window. 4. Select the HP DeskJet 850C 855C series printer in the Installed Printers list and click the Setup button. The ColorSmart Dialog box...

Printer Drivers Available

Since DOS applications are developed independently under different standards, each DOS application requires its own printer driver. Current software drivers for most HP DeskJet printers are available from the individual software manufacturers. A list of DOS software manufacturers is in the DOS Printing Guide, part of the User's Guide Kit. Information on installing a DOS printer driver for a particular DOS application is supplied by the software manufacturer. If there is no driver available for...