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 – Look here.
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 like, 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):
Make sure that the right printer is selected, that’s Print-and-Collect– 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 – to print your 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 find a printer, here’s what you do:
- Log in to the printer, using your black chip or your S-number and password.
- Select Release by pressing the button on the touch screen.
- 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.
- Press the blue button (it’s a real button – not on the touch screen).
- 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 your document (no need to print from the computer again). If you don´t have time to load your account the same day, its no problem. Your prints will remain in the printer for 48 hours.
If you print a large document on many pages (such as an essay) or a Powerpoint with images, it may take a while for the document to print.
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