MS Windows Printing

The HP DeskJet 870C series printer drivers are compatible with MS Windows 3.x and MS Windows 95. Note Only a printer driver containing the designation 870C should be used with HP DeskJet 870C series printers. Other HP DeskJet or DeskWriter printer drivers should not be used. Access to the printer driver to change specific settings is available from within each software application program. Changing settings within the software application is recommended since settings made in this way can...

HP Desk Jet 870C Control Panel for DOS

The HP DeskJet 870C 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 HP DeskJet 870C 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...

MS Windows Printer Status Dialog

Select Printer, then select Properties to reveal the HP DeskJet 870C Printer Properties dialog box. The dialog box has five tabs General, Details, Setup, Paper, and Services which are described below. The General and Details tabs are provided by MS Windows, the Setup, Paper and Services tabs are provided by the HP DeskJet 870C series printer driver. General Property Page Options (MS Windows) Allows you to include special printing instructions, etc. Next time you print the document, these...

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...

Optimizing Performance

The printer driver is designed to deliver the best possible performance. However, printer output speed can be affected by the amount of available system memory (RAM) and the amount of available disk space. The following list provides ideas on how to enhance the printer's performance Increase the amount of RAM in your computer. The printer driver requires at least 8 MB of RAM. Use additional memory (4 MB or more) to increase the printer's flexibility in using applications. Limit the number of...

To Open the HP Printer Properties Dialog Box in MS Windows

From the Start button on the task bar, select Settings. 3. Double-click the HP DeskJet 870C Series Printer icon as shown 4. Select Printer from the HP DeskJet 870C Series Printer dialog box Pause Printing Purge Print Jobs v1 Set As Default Status Owner Proqress Started At 5. Selecting Properties reveals the control panel shown below. Printer Properties Dialog Box MS Windows 95 Printer Properties Dialog Box MS Windows 95 Because you can connect your printer to any LPT parallel port, it is...