Print document from the university’s computers – here’s how it works!

Do you need to print a document, but you’re not sure how to do it – then this is what you need to read! This instruction explains how you print from the computers at the university. If you want to print a document from your laptop – please read this blog post instead.

At the computer

The most important part when you’re about to print, is to select the right printer. And that’s not very hard – you should ALWAYS select the printer called Print-and-Collect.

How the printing dialog (the frame where you manage your prints) looks depends on which program you are printing from. Here are two examples, the print dialog in Microsoft Word and in Adobe Acrobat (program for pdf-files):

utskriftutskrift2Click on the pictures if you want to see them better!

 

Make sure that the right printer is selected, that’s Print-and-Collect (it is usually right, so you probably do not need to change) – then you click at the button Print (in Swedish Skriv ut). Done!

At the printer

Okay, so far so good. The document has been printed. Now what? Where do you go to get it? The thing is that you can now go to any printer – at the whole university – at the printer you get your printed document. At the Library, we have printers on each floor (except floor 2.5). The printers are quite big, and looks like copying machines (in fact, they are coping machines as well as printers and scanners). When you found a printer, here’s what you do:

  1. Log in to the printer, using your black chip or your S-number and password.
  2. Select Release by pressing this “button” on the touch screen.
  3. Select the document you want to print by pointing at it at the touch screen. The document will be marked with a yellow line when you’ve selected it.
  4. Press the blue button (it’s a real button – not on the touch screen).
  5. Voila! You document is printed!

If your document won’t print, it might depend on that you don’t have enough printing credentials left on your printing account. Contact the Information Point for directions on how to refill your printing account. When you have done that, you just return to the printer, and get you document (no need to print from the computer again).

If you have any questions – please contact the Information Point by the entrance to the Library. We can help you to print!

Text & pictures: Katharina Nordling

Printing from your own computer – here’s how it works!

Here’s a quick instruction for you who want to print documents at campus using your own computer – just follow these instructions and you’ll soon have the document in your hand.

You can print from a personal computer to the university’s printer no matter where you are (here at campus or at home on the couch), but when it’s time to collect the printed document, you obviously have to be at campus. The documents you print are available for pick up at the printer for 48 hours after you pressed Print at the computer.

When you want to print something from a computer that is not one of the university’s computers, you start by signing in at the university’s Print Portal – PaperCut. You can reach it from the Student page on the web – click Common Tools, or from the Library web page – under Quick Links.

Nota bene: It’s not possible to print in colour with this method. If you want colour prints you have to print from one of the university’s computers.

Please click on the pictures below, and it will be much easier to see what it says.

Once you have logged in (with your S-number and password), click Web Print in the menu on the left and then click the Submit a Job button:

In the next step, choose the printer called Print-and-Collect (if this step doesn’t appear – don’t worry the right printer is selected for you anyways). Then click the button with the text Print Options and Account Selection:

In the next step, choose how many copies you want of the document:

Then it’s time to choose which document you want to print. You can drag files to the box to upload them, or you simply click the button Upload from Computer:

Now you can see which document you have chosen to upload, please note that it’s possible to upload several documents at the same time. When you have chosen which document(s) you want to print, press Upload & Complete:

Your documents are now uploading to the university’s print server. And when the text Klart för utskrift appears in the list of documents, you just have to go to one of the printers at the university to pick it up:

If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask the librarians at the Information Point right by the entrance to the library.

Text & bilder: Katharina Nordling

Printing – here’s how you do it!

Do you need to print a document, but you’re not sure how to do it? Then this is what you need to read! This instruction explains how you print from the computers at the university. If you want to print a document from your laptop – please contact the Information Point at the entrance to the Library.

At the computer

The most important part when you’re about to print, is to select the right printer. And that’s not very hard – you should ALWAYS select the printer called Print-and-Collect.

How the printing dialog (the frame where you manage your prints) looks depends on which program you are printing from. Here are two examples, the print dialog in Microsoft Word and in Adobe Acrobat (program for pdf-files):

utskrift utskrift2Click on the pictures if you want to see them better!

 

Make sure that the right printer is selected, that’s Print-and-Collect (it is usually right, so you probably do not need to change) – then you click at the button Print (in Swedish Skriv ut). Done!

At the printer

Okay, so far so good. The document has been printed. Now what? Where do you go to get it? The thing is that you can now go to any printer – at the whole university – at the printer you get your printed document. At the Library, we have printers on each floor (except floor 2.5). The printers are quite big, and looks like copying machines (in fact, they are coping machines as well as printers and scanners). When you found a printer, here’s what you do:

  1. Log in to the printer, using your black chip or your S-number and password.
  2. Select Release by pressing this “button” on the touch screen.
  3. Select the document you want to print by pointing at it at the touch screen. The document will be marked with a yellow line when you’ve selected it.
  4. Press the blue button (it’s a real button – not on the touch screen).
  5. Voila! You document is printed!

If your document won’t print, it might depend on that you don’t have enough printing credentials left on your printing account. Contact the Information Point for directions on how to refill your printing account. When you have done that, you just return to the printer, and get you document (no need to print from the computer again).

If you have any questions – please contact the Information Point by the entrance to the Library. We can help you to print!

Text & pictures: Katharina Nordling

Your environmental impact

Did you know that in the University’s new printing system Papercut you can see your own impact on the environment when it comes to printing. This is what mine looked like until today:

Miljöpåverkan

I don’t print very much because I like to use my tablet for reading, but if it’s longer texts where I have to be able to annotate while I’m reading, I prefer as many other printed text on paper.

Once you have logged in (you your normal login information) to Papercut, you can open a tab, you see it on the above image, named Environmental Dashboard. Here you get an overview where you can see your use over time but also the University as whole organization. As of this writing, all of us at the University of Borås has printed the corresponding papers of 3.36 trees.

Impact_Printing

If we look closely at the printers that you students have to use in the library, you students and visitors have printed 106.997 pages since Papercut launched at the beginning of the semester. That is a huge number of pages. Below is the breakdown between the different printers. Our printer on the main floor, J203, is perhaps not surprisingly, by far the most widely used printer in the whole college.BIB_Skrivare

The fact that the printers sometimes have very long queues or are out of toner is put into perspective with over 100,000 papers printed in our facilities in barely 6 weeks.

Furthermore, as a student with your own computer you can print from it by posting the document in Papercut and then select the printer you want to send it to for printing. Other services that are useful to know about Papercut is the ability to follow your prints and see where they are printed, and of course to fill up your own printing account.

Papercut is a part of the university’s effort to reduce paper usage and conserve the environment so think twice if you really need to print documents.

Text & Picture: Lisa Carlson