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    Default Printer Driver

    How do I go about reloading the AlphaFivePrinterV4 printer driver on a Windows 7 computer? Right now the system locks up when I try to print anything to the driver. Thanks

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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    Under the Alpha program folder you should find


    InstallAmyuniPrinters.exe

    In some Alpha versions it is found in the AmyuniV4 directory under the program folder.

    You're really not trying to print using the driver, are you? It's only licensed/available for Alpha to use, not like standalone driver.
    There can be only one.

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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    Thanks Stan for the quick reply...I found the file and reloaded the driver and got the same results. I am trying to email a PDF file generated from an A5 report. When I look at my printer selections I have:

    AlphaFivePrinter V4on LPT1:
    Amyuni Document Converter on LPT1:

    For the "Send a Report as an Email Attachment" option I select "Adobe Acrobat PDF File" and then click on send. Then the system locks up on initializing. See graphic for the message. I have to abort from here. In addition, even if I select "Amyuni Document Converter on LPT1:" in the report printer definition, it still shows "AlphaFivePrinter V4on LPT1:" when I try to send the email.

    activeref.png

    EDIT: After sending the above post, I looked at my printers and the AlphaFivePrinter V4on LPT1: is GONE, only the Amyuni Document Converter on LPT1: is there. If you go into the Printer definition for the report, the AlphaFivePrinter V4on LPT1: printer is still part of the options. I am puzzled...
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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    if I select "Amyuni Document Converter on LPT1:" in the report printer definition, it still shows "AlphaFivePrinter V4on LPT1:" when I try to send the email.
    That's not the way to do it. In the report definition choose default printer or specify a real printer. When you "Send a Report as an Email Attachment" option I select "Adobe Acrobat PDF File" and then click on send, Alpha uses the Amyuni driver to create the pdf. You don't ever specify the Amyuni driver as something to print to.

    Also, I believe the port should be nul:
    There can be only one.

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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    Making some progress. I went in and deleted the Anyuni Device and reloaded the driver. Now instead of locking up I get the following:

    pdfnotinstall.png I clicked on YES
    pdfnotinstall2.png
    pdfnotinstall3.png
    pdfnotinstall4.png

    I went in as admin and reloaded and it did not work.

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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    You might try

    A5_InstallAmyuni()
    There can be only one.

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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    How do I install this? I cannot find it anywhere....

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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    It's a built in function. In the interactive window

    A5_InstallAmyuni()
    There can be only one.

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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Rolf View Post
    How do I install this? I cannot find it anywhere....
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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    Thank you Stan and Alan....got it to work....deleted the driver and reinstalled thru the interactive window "(A5_InstallAmyuni()". Still had problems but went to printer properties and changed the port to NUL: per Stans instructions. Bingo, that did it...still have to setup some of the email parameters but all is looking good...once again THANKS

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    Default Re: Printer Driver

    We're having similar issues on a client's Win 8.1 machine.
    We ran the amyuni.exe and got the "would you like to install" message when we ran a function that saves a report as a pdf. Chose "yes" then saw the A5Printerv4 listed as a printer. But when the function continues (or is run again, I can't remember which) the computer hangs. The report gets saved but there's nothing in it.

    Couldn't figure out how to change the printer port from LPT1 to Nul but that's not surprising because I needed the client's help finding the damn control panel in Win 8.

    Don't know that this adds anything to the thread except you're not alone.

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