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Installing the Generic / Text Printer Driver - (it comes with Windows)
First - See if it's already installed...
Click Windows Start | Control Panel | Printers and Faxes.
Generic Text Printer
If it's already Installed, then do not re-install it. - Scroll down
How to add the "Generic / Text Only" printer driver
  1. Click Windows Start | Control Panel | Printers and Faxes.
  2. On the Printers and Faxes window, double-click Add Printer.
  3. On the Add Printer Wizard window, click Next.
  4. On the Local or Network window, check Local printer attached to this computer
    UN-Check Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer.
    Click Next to continue.
  5. On the Select a Printer Port window,
    select FILE: (Print to File) from the list.
    Click Next to continue.
  6. On the Install Printer Software window,
    click Generic from the Manufacturer pane.
    Click Generic / Text Only from the Printers pane.
    Click Next to continue.
  7. On the Name Your Printer window,
    use the Generic / Text Only printer name in the Printer name: field.
    In the Do you want to use this printer as the default printer field, click No.
    Click Next to continue.
  8. On the Printer Sharing window,
    click Do not share this printer.
    Click Next to continue.
  9. On the Print Test Page window, click No.
    You do not want to print a text page.
    Click Next to continue.
  10. Click Finish to finish adding this printer driver.
  11. If Windows displays the Print to File window, click Cancel.

"Generic / Text Only" printer driver Settings
  1. Click Windows Start | Control Panel | Printers and Faxes.
  2. On the Printers and Faxes window, Right-Click Generic / Text Only Printer.
  3. Click Properties to display the printer settings dialog
  • Generic Text Printer
    Click the "Ports" Tab, then select "File: Print to File" (as shown above)

  • Click the "Advanced" Tab, then click the "Print Processor..." button (as shown below)
    Make all of your settings like this...
  • Generic Text Printer
  • Press OK