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Auto Printer

the auto printer install URL is: http://toolbox.synapscommerce.com/2013/autoprinter (Microsoft Windows only)

 

Once installed you will see a Synaps icon in the system tray.

 

Initial Configuration:

  1. Right click on the system tray icon and select Settings
  2. Enter username and password for Synaps and click “Check”
  3. Click OK

 

The autoprinter is now able to connect to your Synaps account and autoprint any PDFs that you print in Synaps.

 

Sending print jobs to different printers:

  1. Open the Settings for the autoprinter.
  2. Beside the template you want to configure, hit the “…” button on the right hand side of the templates list.
  3. Select the printer and configure it with any page or printer settings, such as paper size, tray, etc.
  4. Click OK on the printer settings window to return to the Autoprinter settings.
  5. Click OK to close the Autoprinter settings.

 

The autoprinter will remember the printer settings and whenever a print job comes through based on that template, the printer settings will be used. Any template which does not have printer settings assigned will use the default printer in Windows.

Configuring each template separately allows, for example, 80mm receipts to be sent to a thermal receipt printer while A4 receipts go to a standard printer and shipping labels get sent to a label printer, all automatically and without having to select the correct printer each time.

 

 

Auto Run

By default the Synaps Autoprinter does not run when windows starts, but you can drag the shortcut for it in the Windows start menu into the folder named “Startup”, which will get Windows to run it when you log on to the computer.

 

 

Generate Images On Server checkbox

This function can be useful if your computer lacks the CPU power to generate a print job quickly (e.g. some embedded Atom CPU machines are not very powerful). Checking this box means that the Autoprinter will download a fully rendered image of the print job and print it rather than the usual process of generating the print job itself. This can be faster for low CPU machines at the expense of print quality and increased internet traffic to download the rendered images.

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