Printing to Apple LaserWriter 16/600

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 20:58 By Dave Brooks

Q: How do I print to my Apple LaserWriter 16/600 using INTELLIscribe?

A: Set up the virtual printer:

  1. Choose a name
  2. Enter the IP address
  3. Select LPR/LPD
  4. Select Port 515
  5. Select "Add Destination"
  6. Select "Next."

The "LPD Queue Name" entry is specific to the LaserWriter 16/600, which uses the queue name to determine how to handle the end-of-line character. Normally, "raw" is the correct queue name to use. Using "raw" as the queue name in INTELLIscribe should not add any special control characters to the document, as is appropriate for PostScript and PCL5 print jobs.

However, if each new line of text starts where the previous one left off, creating a stairstep effect, then use "text" as the queue name. The reason for this is normally that your host (e.g. UNIX a system) uses LF as the end of line character and the LaserWriter is expecting CRLF. Selecting "text" as the queue name will append a carriage return to the end of each line in the document as it is printed.