[OS X TeX] printer mistakes black for white

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Dec 29 15:38:14 EST 2006

Le 29 déc. 06 à 18:49, Friedrich Vosberg a écrit :

> I've downloaded the archive and unpacked. But I don't know how to  
> replace the PPD file on my machine by the new PPD file. In each  
> directory
>   /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en|de/...lproj/Xerox
> is a file
>   Xerox Phaser 3500.gz
> but the new PPD file is
>   XRX_Phaser_3500.ppd
> Can I rename the new file and replace the older one. Or must I  
> convert something?

Can you just put the new PPD file inside the same directory as the  
older one, and then select it for the printer?

In Tiger:

- Open System Prefs > Print & Fax.

- Select the printer, then the Printer Setup button.

- This opens the Printer Info panel in Printer Setup Utility. In this  
panel, select Printer Model in the first pull-down menu.

- In the second pull-down menu, you should see "Xerox Phaser 3500"  
corresponding to the older PPD. Select instead Xerox at the bottom of  
the menu and see whether "Xerox Phaser 3500 PS" (which is the name  
declared in XRX_Phaser_3500.ppd) is present in the list that appears.  
If so, select it, click on the "Apply Changes" button and try to  
print. If you don't see the name in the list, go back to the second  
pull-down menu and select "Other..." then locate the file  
XRX_Phaser_3500.ppd you just installed (normally at /Library/Printers/ 

This may or may not solve your problem, I don't know.

Bruno Voisin

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