This article will show you how to add a "generic / text only" printer named CivicRec for compatibility and/or serial printers.
- Navigate to Start > Control Panel in the left have corner of the screen
- Access Hardware/Printers section
- Select Add a Printer
- Set the printer as a local printer
- Set the Existing Port to COM1 for a Serial Printer
- Leave it on Generic/Text Only and select Next when you get to the screen to select manufacturer/printer
- Make sure not to make it your default printer, it does not need to be shared, and you do not need a test page
- Printer name should be CivicRec
- Note: You should now see a printer in your printer list called CivicRec.
- Follow the first set of steps and use the printer name CivicRec
Note: Global Settings are stored in the CivicRec database, so they will never be reset. Local Settings are stored as a "cookie" and can be reset if you clear your browser history/cookies. We advise that everyone configure their printers the same way on all machines so that Global settings are used and local are not.