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Microsoft KB Archive/102443

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IBM 4029 Printer Driver (IBM4029.DRV): History of Releases

ID: Q102443



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.0, 3.0a, 3.1, 3.11
  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c





SUMMARY

This article lists the IBM 4029 Printer Driver (IBM4029.DRV) versions available for Microsoft Windows. The following information is listed for each version of the driver:

  • Name and version of the printer driver
  • Uncompressed file size and date
  • Distribution source
  • Top problems corrected
  • Known problems



MORE INFORMATION

IBM4029.DRV Version 3.0

File Size (in bytes) and Date:   90784,  8/23/91
Distribution:                    Lexmark 

Known problems with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • Bin selection does not work under Windows 3.0.
  • Cannot print envelope size 6 3/4 or smaller (physical limitation of the printer).

IBM4029.DRV Version 3.02

File Size (in bytes) and Date:   91200,  3/2/92
Distribution:                    Lexmark 

Known problems with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • TrueType fonts may print garbled, and you receive a "42 Font Error" message on the front status window the second time you print a document. To work around this problem, see Workaround 1 below.
  • Reverse video prints as solid black. To work around this problem, see Workaround 2 below.
  • Custom paper sizes and envelopes not listed in the driver print too far left. To work around this problem, see Workaround 3 below.
  • Cannot print envelope size 6 3/4 or smaller (physical limitation of the printer).

Top corrections with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • Bin selection now works in Windows 3.0.

IBM4029.DRV Version 4.01

File Size (in bytes) and Date:   91280,  7/16/92
Distribution:                    Lexmark 

Known problems with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • TrueType fonts may print garbled, and you receive a "42 Font Error" message on the front status window the second time you print a document. To work around this problem, see Workaround 1 below.
  • Reverse video prints as solid black. To work around this problem, see Workaround 2 below.
  • Custom paper sizes and envelopes not listed in the driver print too far left. To work around this problem, see Workaround 3 below.
  • Cannot print envelope size 6 3/4 or smaller (physical limitation of the printer).

IBM4029.DRV Version 4.21

File Size (in bytes) and Date:   92576,  3/18/93
Distribution:                    Lexmark 

Known problems with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • Reverse video prints as solid black. To work around this problem, see Workaround 2 below.
  • Custom paper sizes and envelopes not listed in the driver print too far left. To work around this problem, see Workaround 3 below.
  • Cannot print envelope size 6 3/4 or smaller (physical limitation of the printer).

Top corrections with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • TrueType fonts print correctly without receiving a "42 Font Error" on the front status panel the second time you print a document.

IBM4029.DRV Version 4.22

File Size (in bytes) and Date:   92576,  5/18/93
Distribution:                    Lexmark 

Known problems with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • Reverse video prints as solid black. To work around this problem, see Workaround 2 below.
  • Custom paper sizes and envelopes not listed in the driver print too far left. To work around this problem, see Workaround 3 below.
  • Cannot print envelope size 6 3/4 or smaller (physical limitation of the printer).

Top corrections with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • Work around problems with the environment when using Quark Express.

IBM4029.DRV Version 4.3

File Size (in bytes) and Date:   92864,  11/30/93
Distribution:                    Lexmark 

Known problems with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • Reverse video prints as solid black. To work around this problem, see Workaround 2 below.
  • Custom paper sizes and envelopes not listed in the driver print too far left. To work around this problem, see Workaround 3 below.
  • Cannot print envelope size 6 3/4 or smaller (physical limitation of the printer).

Top corrections with this version of IBM4029.DRV:

  • Stores information about Truetype fonts to keep from downloading them over and over.



WORKAROUNDS

Workaround 1

Switch the IBM 4029 to Hewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet Series II emulation mode, and use the HP LaserJet Series II printer driver in the Printer Setup dialog box. For more information, query on "ibm switching emulation modes" in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Workaround 2

Switch the 4029 to HP emulation mode and use any of the Windows 3.1 drivers for the HP LaserJet series II. (For more information, query on ibm switching emulation modes in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.) Then, query on printing reverse video in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. Use any of the workarounds this query provides.

NOTE: The workarounds provided when you query on "printing reverse video" do not work if you are using a IBM4029 driver.

Workaround 3

When using IBM4029.DRV version 3.02, 4.01, or 4.21, a printer heuristic of IBM4029.drv=+2 is necessary to correctly print custom paper sizes and envelope sizes not internal to the printer driver. For instructions on how to use this heuristic, query on "changing printer heuristics" in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

To obtain the latest version of the 4029 driver, call Lexmark (IBM) Technical Support0. These drivers are also available from the Lexmark bulletin board service (BBS). The printer driver for Windows 3.0 is named 29W30_PS.EXE; the printer driver for Windows 3.0 and 3.1 is named 29W3X_PP.EXE. A README.DOC file with installation instructions is included with each driver.

IBM4029.DRV was developed and is supported by Lexmark, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Additional query words: w4wprint 3.00 3.10 1.00, 1.10, 1.10a, 2.00, 2.00a, 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c 3.00a 3.11

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Version : WINDOWS:1.0,1.1,1.1a,2.0,2.0a,2.0a-CD,2.0b,2.0c,3.0,3.0a,3.1,3.11
Platform : WINDOWS
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Last Reviewed: December 2, 1999
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