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Instructions for downloading, installing, registering and getting starting using PrintBoy!

  1. Install PrintBoy on your Palm Handheld device by running the setup.exe

    If you have a Microsoft windows based desktop computer follow these instructions:

    Windows Installer:

    • Click on the Download link below for the Windows Installer
    • Choose "Save to disk"
    • Choose a location on your computer where you wish to save the PrintBoy installer.
    • After downloading, locate the file "PrintBoySetup.exe". Run PrintBoySetup.exe, and follow the step-by-step instructions on the installation screens. Make sure your hotsync cradle is connected to your PC and your Palm Handheld is in the cradle.
    • Perform a HotSync to transfer PrintBoy to your Palm handheld.
    • On your Palm handheld, tap the PrintBoy icon to begin using PrintBoy!

    If you have an Apple Mac based desktop computer follow these instructions:

    Mac-compatible .sit file:

    • Click on the Download link below for the Mac-compatible .sit file
    • Choose "Save to disk"
    • Choose a location on your computer where you wish to save the PrintBoy file.
    • After downloading, locate and uncompress the file "PrintBoy.sit".
    • After uncompressing, add all PrintBoy prc and pdb files to the Palm Install tool. Place your Palm handheld in the HotSync cradle and press the HotSync button. After HotSync completes, PrintBoy will be installed on your handheld.
    • On your Palm handheld, tap the PrintBoy icon to begin using PrintBoy!

    PrintBoy Download Links:

    Download PrintBoy Premium Edition (Full Product, Windows Installer)

    Download PrintBoy Premium Edition (Full Product, Mac-compatible .sit file)

  2. If you already purchased the software, key in your registration code tap on the REGISTER button on the main PrintBoy screen, and carefully enter your Registration Code when prompted. If not, your trial version is FREE for 30 days upon installation.

  3. To print, you will need to beam from PrintBoy to your printer using an infrared connection. Or, if you have the necessary Palm hardware, you can use Bluetooth or a wireless network connection. Not sure if your printer has an infrared connection? No problem - our InfraReady adapter will convert virtually any printer with a parallel port to be able to handle PrintBoy infrared printing.

    For more information on the InfraReady Adapter, click here.

    For more information about printing through your network, click here.

    You can specify your printer model and connection type by tapping Printer Setup on PrintBoy's main screen.

    You will be presented with 3 options.

    • Wizard - This runs the new Printer Configuration Wizard. This new feature helps take the guesswork out of choosing the correct driver for your printer. It will prompt you to put in your printer manufacturer and printer model. It will help you pick the driver that is best suited for your printer. If your printer doesn't come with a built in infrared port, it will recommend an InfraReady adapter to convert your printer with a parallel port to be able to handle infrared printing
    • Discovery - this feature will help you discovery a network printer if you have a wi-fi compatible Palm OS device and you want to print via the network, not infrared or Bluetooth
    • Manual - this feature gives you the ability to choose your printer driver and communications on your own. For previous PrintBoy users, this is Print Setup

    If you chose to run the Printer Configuration Wizard and your printer is not on the list, please pick "Manual" and try both the closest driver to the printer you have and the "Generic" driver.

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  4. Try a quick test printout. To test out your connection settings print a Test Page. To print a Test Page, choose the TestPage button from within Print Setup. Point your handheld's infrared port at the printer's infrared port, and tap the Print button. In seconds, you should have a printed page!

    If you have problems printing, it is usually due to not choosing the correct printer driver for your printer, or you may not have made a good infrared connection. For common issues, you can visit our tech support web page, where you will find tips, frequently asked questions, and printer compatibility information. Check it out! Click here.

    However, if you can't find the answer there, please fill out the support form on our website.

  5. If you have had success and have not purchased PrintBoy, why not purchase it right now!
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