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Alternate Form Template Creation

To import a form template into the eFORMz project file, you will first need to create a pcl print file (.prn) of your template. To create a pcl print file, follow the steps below using the suggested print driver.

Windows 2003
Windows Vista / 7 / 8
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Windows 2003 Print Driver

1. Install the HP LaserJet 5Si PCL 5e print driver located in the C:\Minisoft\eFORMz_6\Doc subfolder (NT_2000 5SI Print Driver.exe). The following folder will be created in the following directory:

c:\lj371en

2. From the Add Printer Wizard proceed with the setup.

3. Select the Local Printer Option from the Print Wizard.

4. Select File:Print to File as your Port and click Next.

5. Select the HPBLFF2.inf file (print driver) from the associated directory (c:\lj371en). Once selected, click OK.

6. Click Next.

7. Enter a Printer Name efzprinter.

8. Select No if you do not wish this to become your default printer.

9. Click Finish.

10. The new efzprinter will appear in your printer listing. Right click the efzprinter and select Properties.

11. From the General tab click Printing Preferences.

12. The Finishing tab will display. Click Details under the Print Quality section.

13. From the Print Quality Details dialog box, select the following:

Graphic Settings > Complex Graphics > Use HP MEt Rendering Mode > Send Page as Raster
Output Settings > Resolution > 600dpi REt > ON Uncheck > Scale Patterns Check > Print all Text as Black
Font Settings > Check > Send TrueType as Bitmap

Note: In order to select Send TrueType as Bitmap you must first select Rendering Mode > Send Graphics as Raster. When Send TrueType as Bitmap has been selected return settings to Send Page as Raster.

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14. When finished click OK.

Note: If you have any questions please contact Minisoft for further advice.

Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Print Driver

Install the HP LaserJet 5200L Series PCL 5 print driver using the following method:

1. Create a new printer using the Add Printer option from the Control Panel > Printers and Faxes dialog box.

2. From the Add Printer Wizard proceed with the setup.

3. Select the Local Printer Option from the Print Wizard.

4. Select File:Print to File as your Port. Click Next.

5. From the list of manufactures select HP. Select LaserJet 5200L Series PCL 5 as the model type. Once completed, click OK.

6. Click Next.

7. Enter a Printer Name of efzprinter and click Next.

8. Select No if you do not wish this to become your default printer.

9. Click Finish.

Once your HP LaserJet 5200L Series PCL 5 print driver has been installed (efzprinter) click the Properties of this printer from the Printers and Faxes dialog box:

1. From the Printing Preferences dialog box click the Advanced tab and select the following options:

Print Optimizations: Disabled
Print All Text as Black: Disabled
Send True Type as Bitmap: Enabled
Graphics Mode: Send Graphics as Raster

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2. When finished click OK.

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