I have printed many PDF documents/manuals on my Phaser 850DP, usually
in duplex and Black & White. My normal process is to simply selection
File / Print / and select the Tektronix Phaser Printer. Then I open
the properties of that printer and select the 'Layout' tab for my
preferences, then select the 'Paper/Quality' tab for Black & White.
In doing this latter, it also changes the option under the 'Tektronix
Features' tab to also Print in Black & White. I have never had a
problem with this process. The PDF documents spools out quickly and
correctly duplexes and prints in Black and White.
I recent reloaded this computer, done many times before, and now I can
not print in Black & White, regardless of my selected options, unless
I change on the first print screen, where the Tektronix Phaser Printer
is first selected, and select the Print as Image option. Through a
lot of searching I found this on the Xerox web site. The selection of
Print as Image option has dramatically slowed the printing - that is
the spooling, of these large manuals.
It does not appear to have any effect if I use Acrobat or Acrobat
Reader to do the print process. I am running Windows 2000 Professional
and the printer is connected to a home LAN via TCP/IP. What is