The RDPlus Universal Printer allows you to print documents from any PC or mobile device.
Since the release of RDPlus version 12, the Universal Printer Manager has its own tab:
The Universal Printer Manager gathers all the required tools to install, uninstall, display and handle the Universal Printer options.
This tool enables administrators to help users with dynamic printing requirements.
Information can be found at the top concerning the current universal printer status: You can check if the newest version, which uses GhostScript, is installed. You can see if the printer is ready. And you can verify that the printer is set to default.
The Buttons below allow you to:
– Below, you can set the Paper size for printing from A4 to any kind of printing format. (See below for the PostScript Custom Page Size).
– You can also choose between 2 printing formats: Portrait and Landscape.
The “Reset User Settings on Logon” box allows to force the default format of the Universal Printer to the one selected in the AdminTool into each user’s new session . If this box is not ticked, during its first session, the user will have the format selected by the AdminTool as default format, but if he chooses another default format, then it is the one which will be kept for its next session.
When selecting this printer, the document to print is automatically converted into a PDF file:
This PDF file is automatically pushed to the local PDF Reader of the user’s workstation.
Each print job is opened as soon as it is ready on the user’s local disk, without waiting for the previous Acrobat preview to be closed. The printing process starts only once the PDF is fully created on the client’ side, which guarantees the print job starting without delay.
You can choose from 3 printing options on the Local Resources tab of the Portable Client generator:
If you do not have a PDF Reader installed on your machine, we recommend the use of Foxit Reader.
If you want to have a specific page format and your printer is not compatible with printer redirection, you can set the Universal Printer page format by opening the Devices and Printers menu of the Control Panel. Right click on the Universal Printer, then on Printer Properties::
Click on Preferences, then on Advanced:
Go to Ghostscript PDF Advanced Document Settings / Paper Output / Paper size / PostScript Custom Page. Finally, click on Edit Customized Page Size and enter your preferred settings. This is especially helpful with receipt and label printers.