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==Location and Access==
 
==Location and Access==
ECE-POSTERS1 is located in room 3029 EB2 and is currently restricted to ECE Department faculty, staff, RAs and TAs.  Located near ECE-POSTERS1 is a computer station that you may use to print to the printer.  We encourage users to use this station when printing so that you can view your document as it prints and cancel it should there be any errors, saving paper and ink.
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ECE-POSTERS3 is located in room 3029 EB2 and is currently restricted to ECE Department faculty, staff, RAs and TAs.  Located near ECE-POSTERS3 is a computer station that you may use to print to the printer.  We encourage users to use this station when printing so that you can view your document as it prints and cancel it should there be any errors, saving paper and ink.
  
 
For issues not covered by this document, contact WolfTech Support.  If you need technical assistance with the printer, email [mailto:ecehelp@ncsu.edu?Subject=Request_for_ECE-POSTERS1_access/assistance ecehelp@ncsu.edu], or if an emergency, call the Wolftech workroom at 515-0124.
 
For issues not covered by this document, contact WolfTech Support.  If you need technical assistance with the printer, email [mailto:ecehelp@ncsu.edu?Subject=Request_for_ECE-POSTERS1_access/assistance ecehelp@ncsu.edu], or if an emergency, call the Wolftech workroom at 515-0124.
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==Adding the Printer==
 
==Adding the Printer==
  
ECE-POSTERS1 is available over the network via our domain print server.  To add the copier/printer to your machine, please view the following pages:
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ECE-POSTERS3 is available over the network via our domain print server.  To add the copier/printer to your machine, please view the following pages:
  
* Domained machines: [[Add Printer to domained Windows 7| Windows 7]]
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* Domained machines: [http://www.wolftech.ncsu.edu/files/print-win10.pdf Windows 10]
  
* Personal / non-domained machines:  [[Add Printer to personal Windows 7| Windows 7]]
 
  
 
==Important Notes==
 
==Important Notes==
* Please inform WolfTech or the main office when supplies for ECE-POSTERS1 are low.
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* Please inform WolfTech or the main office when supplies for ECE-POSTERS3 are low.
  
* Use this template whenever possible -- [http://www.wolftech.ncsu.edu/files/poster_template_lf.ppt sample poster template]
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* A roll of paper on ECE-POSTERS3 is 36 in. wide.  This means that '''at least one''' of the dimensions of your poster must be 36 in. or less.
 
 
* A roll of paper on ECE-POSTERS1 is 36 in. wide.  This means that '''at least one''' of the dimensions of your poster must be 36 in. or less.
 
  
 
* Create your poster in the size that you intend to print it.  PowerPoint allows you to set a page size under File -> Page Setup and any image program allows you to set the size of the picture/document you are creating before you start on it.
 
* Create your poster in the size that you intend to print it.  PowerPoint allows you to set a page size under File -> Page Setup and any image program allows you to set the size of the picture/document you are creating before you start on it.
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* Additional supplies are provided in the cabinet in 3029 EB2.  Please notify WolfTech or the ECE Main Office if supplies are low.
 
* Additional supplies are provided in the cabinet in 3029 EB2.  Please notify WolfTech or the ECE Main Office if supplies are low.
 
* Print in "Normal" quality only.  There is little to no discernible difference between "Normal" and "Best" qualities.
 
  
 
* We '''strongly''' encourage you to use a white background for your poster.  If you absolutely must have a colored background, use a single color that is not heavy or dark.  Nearly all programs allow you to reduce the intensity or percentage of a color before you use it.  Do NOT use patterns or your poster will print very slowly.
 
* We '''strongly''' encourage you to use a white background for your poster.  If you absolutely must have a colored background, use a single color that is not heavy or dark.  Nearly all programs allow you to reduce the intensity or percentage of a color before you use it.  Do NOT use patterns or your poster will print very slowly.
  
* Use short filenames for your files. ECE-POSTERS1 will not print files with long filenames.
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* Use short filenames for your files. The poster printers can sometimes have issues with files that have long filenames.
  
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==Application-specific Options==
 
==Application-specific Options==
There are some options that are specific to the application you are using that must be set or changed before your job can be printed.  At this time, <u>Microsoft Powerpoint is the preferred application for printing posters/jobs to ECE-POSTERS1</u>, however, other programs may be used.  If you need to print through a different program, please email us for assistance.
 
 
===Microsoft PowerPoint===
 
:* Open the print dialogue (CTRL + P or File -> Print) and check the box next to "Scale to Fit Paper"
 
 
===Microsoft Publisher===
 
:* INVESTIGATING
 
  
===Adobe Acrobat/Reader===
 
:* Open the print dialogue (CTRL + P or File -> Print) and change the Page Scaling option to "Fit to Printer Margins"
 
  
===Adobe Illustrator CS2===
 
:* INVESTIGATING
 
  
 
==Printing a Document==
 
==Printing a Document==
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After these options are set to your preferences, click OK to return to your application's print dialogue, then click OK to send your job to ECE-POSTERS1.  The printer will automatically form feed and cut once your job has finished printing.
 
After these options are set to your preferences, click OK to return to your application's print dialogue, then click OK to send your job to ECE-POSTERS1.  The printer will automatically form feed and cut once your job has finished printing.
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Latest revision as of 15:02, 21 October 2021

Location and Access

ECE-POSTERS3 is located in room 3029 EB2 and is currently restricted to ECE Department faculty, staff, RAs and TAs. Located near ECE-POSTERS3 is a computer station that you may use to print to the printer. We encourage users to use this station when printing so that you can view your document as it prints and cancel it should there be any errors, saving paper and ink.

For issues not covered by this document, contact WolfTech Support. If you need technical assistance with the printer, email ecehelp@ncsu.edu, or if an emergency, call the Wolftech workroom at 515-0124.


Adding the Printer

ECE-POSTERS3 is available over the network via our domain print server. To add the copier/printer to your machine, please view the following pages:


Important Notes

  • Please inform WolfTech or the main office when supplies for ECE-POSTERS3 are low.
  • A roll of paper on ECE-POSTERS3 is 36 in. wide. This means that at least one of the dimensions of your poster must be 36 in. or less.
  • Create your poster in the size that you intend to print it. PowerPoint allows you to set a page size under File -> Page Setup and any image program allows you to set the size of the picture/document you are creating before you start on it.
  • Posters can be printed in Portrait or Landscape.
  • Additional supplies are provided in the cabinet in 3029 EB2. Please notify WolfTech or the ECE Main Office if supplies are low.
  • We strongly encourage you to use a white background for your poster. If you absolutely must have a colored background, use a single color that is not heavy or dark. Nearly all programs allow you to reduce the intensity or percentage of a color before you use it. Do NOT use patterns or your poster will print very slowly.
  • Use short filenames for your files. The poster printers can sometimes have issues with files that have long filenames.