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Using separator pages

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Using separator pages

A separator or banner page typically states who sent the document to the printer and gives the date and time of printing. You can use one of the standard separator pages or create a custom page. Windows provides three separator page files, which are located in the systemroot\System32 folder.

The following table shows the names of the separator page files, the type of printer with which it is compatible, and the purpose of each page. You can edit or customize any of these separator pages.

 

File name Printer language Purpose

Pcl.sep

Printer Control Language

Switches the printer to PCL printing and prints a separator page before each document. Pcl.sep is compatible with PCL printers, but may not work unless the printer also supports PJL.

Pscript.sep

PostScript

Switches the printer to PostScript printing, but does not print a separator page before each document. Pscript.sep is compatible with PostScript printers that also support PJL.

Sysprint.sep

PostScript

Switches the printer to PostScript printing and prints a separator page before each document. Sysprint.sep is compatible with PostScript printers.

For more information, see Choose a separator page.

Note

  • The separator page files provided by Windows may not work with some printers.

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