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HP LaserJet M2727 MFP Series - Macintosh software and utilities

Supported Macintosh operating systems
The product supports the following Macintosh operating systems:
  • Mac OS X v10.3, v10.4 and later
  note:
For Mac OS v10.4 and later, PPC and Intel Core Processor Macs are supported.
Macintosh system requirements
The HP printing-system software has the following minimum system requirements:
  • Mac OS X v10.3, v10.4 and later
  • Macintosh computer (Power PC processor), such as an iMac, Power Macintosh G3 233 MHz, Power Macintosh G4 , or Power Mac G5.
  • RAM: Mac OS X (v10.3, v10.4 and later) - minimum system memory 128 MB. These are minimum system requirements for memory. An additional 32 MB of free memory is optimum for installation
  • 100 MB or more of free hard disk space
  • A USB port
  • A CD-ROM drive (required for installation)
Macintosh printing-system software
Supported printer drivers for Macintosh
The HP installer provides PostScript® Printer Description (PPD) files, Printer Dialog Extensions (PDEs), and the HP Printer Utility for use with Macintosh computers.
The PPDs, in combination with the Apple PostScript printer drivers, provide access to device features. Use the Apple PostScript printer driver that comes with the computer.
Change printer-driver settings for Macintosh
Change the settings for all print jobs until the software program is closed
Change the default settings for all print jobs
Change the product configuration settings
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Change the settings that you want on the various menus.
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Change the settings that you want on the various menus.
  3. On the Presets menu, click Save as and type a name for the preset.
These settings are saved in the Presets menu. To use the new settings, you must select the saved preset option every time you open a program and print.
Mac OS X V10.2.8
  1. In the Finder, on the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open Utilities, and then open Print Center.
  3. Click on the print queue.
  4. On the Printers menu, click Configure.
  5. Click the Installable Options menu.
  note:
Configuration settings might not be available in Classic mode.
Mac OS X V10.3 or Mac OS X V10.4
  1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences and then Print & Fax.
  2. Click Printer Setup.
  3. Click the Installable Options menu.
Mac OS X V10.5
  1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences and then Print & Fax.
  2. Click Options & Supplies.
  3. Click the Driver menu.
  4. Select the driver from the list, and configure the installed options.
Supported software components for Macintosh
Software components for Macintosh
Software components for Macintosh
Component
Description
Installer software
Installs all of the printing-system software.
Driver software
Allows printing, copying, and scanning with the computer and the product. This software includes the following components:
  • The PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file for printing through PostScript Level 3 emulation
  • The HP LaserJet Fax driver
  • The HP LaserJet Scan driver (TWAIN scan driver )
HP embedded Web server
Provides a user interface to configure the product.
HP LaserJet Director
The product automatically senses when a document is inserted into the automatic document feeder (ADF) and signals the computer to open the HP LaserJet Director interface on the computer screen. This "pop-up" feature provides immediate access to the fax, copy, scan, and scan-to-e-mail functions.
  note:
In network configurations where the product is shared, the HP LaserJet Director "pop-up" feature is turned off by default, so that the HP LaserJet Director interface does not open on all network users' screens when one person inserts a document into the ADF. Also, peer-to-peer sharing of the product is not available on Mac OS X systems.
HP LaserJet Scanner program
Allows you to select scan options and then store the image to a file. Open the scanning software from the HP LaserJet Director.
The default file format for the Scan-to-Email feature is .PDF; other supported formats include .JPG, .PICT, and .TIFF.
You can also scan directly to TWAIN-compliant programs.
Readiris Professional 11.0 text-recognition software by IRIS
Convert scanned images into text that can be edited in word-processing programs.
  note:
The Readiris software comes on a separate CD.
Scan to e-mail
During installation, the product software detects supported e-mail program on the system and integrates them into the HP LaserJet Scan software. In addition, each time the computer is started, the software updates the list of e-mail programs that are available for linking.
Online Help
Provides help for using the product software.
The user documentation for these products is included on the installation CD in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to read the .PDF files. HP LaserJet Director also provides a link to this documentation after you install the software.
Software features not available on Macintosh operating systems
A number of features and functions that are available in the Windows operating system (OS) version of the printing-system software are not available in the Macintosh OS X version of the software. The following software features are not available:
  • HP PCL 6 print drivers
  • Some customized settings and features for the start scan functionality
  • The ability to receive faxes to this computer
Software component availability for Macintosh
Software component availability for Macintosh
Component
Macintosh
Drivers
Mac PostScript Printer Description PPD
X
Fax driver
X
Scan driver
X
Installers
Macintosh Installer for OS X
X
Bidirectional communication
Network Bidirectional Communications
X
Direct Connect Bidirectional Communications
X
HP Product Setup Assistant
X
Online Documentation
HP LaserJet M2727 MFP Series User Guide
X
Help systems
X
Other
HP LaserJet Director
X
HP embedded Web server
X
Macintosh software component descriptions
The product includes the following software for Macintosh computers:
  • HP LaserJet M2727 PPD
  • HP LaserJet M2727 PDE
  • HP Setup Assistant
  • HP embedded Web server
  • HP Uninstaller
HP LaserJet PPDs
In Mac OS X v10.3 and later, the PPDs are installed in Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources:<lang>.lproj, where <lang> is the appropriate localized folder.
The PPDs, in combination with the printer driver, provide access to the product configuration settings and installable options. These settings are usually configured during the installation process by using Apple Mac OS X tools such as Print Center, Printer Setup Utility, and Print & Fax.
PDEs
Printer Dialog Extensions (PDEs) are code plug-ins (for Mac OS X v10.3 and later) that provide access to product features, such as number of copies, duplexing, and quality settings.
Install notes (Readme file)
This text file contains information about basic product installation and OS support.
Online help
The help system can be viewed through a browser or in the Macintosh OS Help Center.
Software component localization
The Macintosh printing-system software components are localized in the following languages:
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Order software for Macintosh
To order the software if the CD is damaged or missing, contact HP Support at the following Web site:
To request the printing-system software CD by phone, see the following Web site for the correct contact number for your country/region:
Macintosh printing-system software CD
Part Number
Contents
Languages Included on CD
CB532–60125
Macintosh printing-system software CD
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  note:
If you need a replacement CD or newer version of the software than what came with the product, go to the product Web site and click CD-ROM Order Page to order, or click Download drivers and software to get the software update.
HP embedded Web server (EWS)
HP EWS is a Web-based utility that provides access to information about the product (for example, information about supplies status and product settings). Use EWS to monitor and manage the product from the computer.
  note:
You must perform a complete software installation to use HP EWS.
  • Check the product status and print information pages.
  • Check and change product system settings.
  • Check default print settings.
  • Check and change fax settings, including fax send, fax receive, fax phone book and speed-dial settings, and fax reports.
  • Check and change network settings, including IP configuration, Advanced, mDNS, SNMP, network configuration, and password.
You can view HP EWS when the product is directly connected to the computer or when it is connected to the network.
  note:
You do not have to have Internet access to open and use HP EWS.
Access
To gain access to the HP EWS, follow these steps:
  1. Open the HP Director.
    Figure : HP Director
  2. Click Maintain Device. This opens the HP EWS screens whether the computer is connected over the network or through a USB connection.
HP EWS screens
The following tabs are available in the HP EWS:
  note:
If you are not using the most recent browser version, you might need to click the refresh button to gain access to the full feature set.
The following links are available on all HP EWS screens.
  • Click Shop for Supplies to order supplies by using a Web interface.
  • Click Support to open a window with the following links to remote support tools that are available for the product.
    • Click HP Instant Support to access self-help based on information sent from the product to the HP Web site, such as recommendations for troubleshooting, firmware upgrades, and reference documentation customized to the most recent events that have occurred on your product.
    • Click Product Registration to link to the HP Web site to register the product and begin the warranty period.
    • Click Product Support to link to the HP Web site for self-navigation through the available support links, such as drivers and software downloads.
  note:
The HP EWS provides settings that are also available by using HP ToolboxFX in Windows 2000,Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
Status
Use the Status tab to access and print out detailed information about the product and supply status, product configuration, network configuration, and usage.
Figure : HP EWS – Status tab
System
Use the System tab to view and change settings for product information, paper handling, print quality, print types, system setup, and product service.
Figure : HP EWS – System tab
Print
Use the Print tab to view and change settings for print jobs, PCL5e fonts, and PostScript error reaction.
Figure : HP EWS – Print tab
Fax
Use the Fax tab to view and change settings for fax sending, fax reception, error correction, and creation of various logs and reports.
Figure : HP EWS – Fax tab
Networking
Use the Networking tab to view network settings for the product.
Figure : HP EWS – Networking tab
Install and uninstall Macintosh printing-system software components
The printing-system software for the product comes on a single CD. On Macintosh operating systems, the HP Installer installs the printing-system software from the CD onto the hard disk.
On Macintosh operating systems, the HP product uses the HP Installer. By default, the HP product software folder and the Readiris folder are installed in the Applications folder.
Installation options
The printing-system software can be used with the product in the following configurations:
  • A computer is directly connected to the product through a USB port and the printing-system software is loaded on the computer. This configuration provides the most product functionality.
  • The product is connected to a network and the printing-system software is loaded on a computer that has access to the network.
General Macintosh installation instructions for direct connections
  note:
Do not connect the USB cable until prompted during the printing-system software installation.
Use the following instructions to install the printing-system software on a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X.
  1. Follow the instructions in the Detailed Macintosh installation instructions section.
  2. If prompted to do so, enter a user name and password that have administrator privileges.
  3. The software license appears. Click Continue.
  4. The software license agreement screen appears. Click Agree. The installation begins. During the installation, you might be prompted again to provide a user name and password that have administrator privileges.
  5. When the installation is complete, the HP Setup Assistant starts automatically. Follow the onscreen instructions.
      note:
    If the HP Setup Assistant does not start automatically, click System, click Applications, click HP LaserJet MFP, and then double-click HP Setup Assistant.app.
General Macintosh installation instructions for networked computers
Use the following instructions to install the printing-system software on networked Macintosh operating systems:
  1. Connect the product to the network.
  2. Follow the instructions in the Detailed Macintosh installation instructions section.
  3. If prompted to do so, enter a user name and password that have administrator privileges.
  4. The software license appears. Click Continue.
  5. The software license agreement appears. Click Agree. The installation begins. During the installation, you might be prompted again to provide a user name and password that have administrator privileges.
  6. When the installation is complete, the HP Setup Assistant starts automatically. Follow the onscreen instructions.
      note:
    If the HP Setup Assistant does not start automatically, click System, click Applications, click HP LaserJet MFP, and then double-click HP Setup Assistant.app.
Detailed Macintosh installation instructions
Printing-system software installation
  note:
In the following installation sequence, the product name represents the specific product being installed.
  1. Insert the printing-system software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
  2. In the installer browser window, double-click the HP LaserJet MFP Installer.app icon.
    Figure : HP LaserJet installer browser screen
      note:
    If the installer browser window does not open automatically when the CD is inserted into the CD-ROM drive, double-click the LaserJetMFP1522_2727series CD image on the desktop to open the installer browser window.
    Figure : LaserJetMFP1522_2727series CD image
  3. The Authenticate screen appears.
    Figure : Authenticate screen
    Type a user name and password that have administrator privileges, and then click OK to continue the installation.
    Click Cancel to exit the installation.
  4. The License screen appears.
    Figure : License screen – HP Software License
    Click Continue to open the License Agreement screen.
    Click Print to open the Page Setup dialog box for the default printer and then print a copy of the license agreement.
    Click the language list to change the language of the License screen and the user interface.
    Click Save As to open the system Save dialog box and then save the text of the software license agreement to disk.
  5. The License Agreement screen appears.
    Figure : License Agreement screen – HP Software License Agreement
    Click Agree to accept the license agreement and continue the installation.
    Click Disagree to exit the installer.
  6. The Installing screen appears.
    Figure : Installing screen – progress indicator
    The Installing screen shows the number of items that remain to be installed and the name of the software component currently being installed.
  7. During the printing-system software installation, the If you are using a USB cable... screen appears.
    Figure : If you are using a USB cable... screen
    If you are installing the product over a USB connection, connect the USB cable.
    Click OK to continue the installation.
  8. When the installation is complete, the HP Setup Assistant starts automatically. Follow the onscreen instructions.
      note:
    If the HP Setup Assistant does not start automatically, follow these steps:
    1. Click System.
    2. Click Applications.
    3. Click HP LaserJet MFP.
    4. Double-click HP Setup Assistant.app.
HP Setup Assistant
  1. The HP Setup AssistantIntroduction screen appears.
    Figure : HP Setup AssistantIntroduction
    Click Continue.
  2. The HP Setup AssistantSelect Device screen appears.
    Figure : HP Setup AssistantSelect Device – Network
    1. Select Device – USB screen
        note:
      If you are using a direct connection and have not yet connected the product to the computer, the product does not appear in the list box. Connect the product to the computer with the USB cable, turn on the product, and then click USB. The product appears in the list box.
      Figure : HP Setup AssistantSelect Device – USB
    2. Select Device – Other screen
      If you click Other..., a text-entry dialog box opens and you can type the network address or name for the product.
      Figure : HP Setup AssistantSelect Device – Other
    Click the product name, and then click Continue to the open the Configure Device screen.
    Click Go Back to return to the Introduction screen.
    Click the USB or Network button to scan the system again and locate the designated product connection.
  3. The Configure Device screen appears.
    Figure : HP Setup AssistantConfigure Device
    Click Go Back to return to the Select Device screen.
    Type a name for the product and then click Continue to the open the second Configure Device screen.
    1. The second Configure Device screen appears.
      Figure : HP Setup AssistantConfigure Device – 2
      Type the name to be used in the Fax Header, and then click Continue to the open the third Configure Device screen.
    2. The third Configure Device screen appears.
      Figure : HP Setup AssistantConfigure Device – 3
      Select the appropriate option.
      If you do not need to dial a number to get to an outside line, select the No, I don't use a dial prefix. option. If you do need to dial a number to get an outside line, select the Yes, my dial prefix is: option and then type the number into the text box.
      If you have separate voice and phone lines, click Continue to open the Finish screen.
      If you have a single phone line for both voice and fax, click Continue to open the fourth Configure Device screen.
    3. The fourth Configure Device screen appears.
      Figure : HP Setup AssistantConfigure Device – 4
      Select the appropriate option.
      If you have a distinctive ring service, select Yes, and then select the type of ring from the drop-down menu. If you do not have a distinctive ring service, select No.
      If you select Yes, click Continue to open the Finish dialog box.
      If you select No, click Continue to open the fifth Configure Device screen.
    4. The fifth Configure Device screen appears.
      Figure : HP Setup AssistantConfigure Device – 5
      Select the appropriate option.
      If you have an answering machine that answers calls at the specified number, select Yes, I will.. If you do not have an answering machine that answers calls at the specified number, select No, I will not..
      Click Continue to open the Finish screen.
  4. The Finish screen appears.
    Figure : HP Setup AssistantFinish
    The information typed in previous screens appears in the Finish screen. If any item needs to be changed, click the Go Back button to return to the screen that displays the information that you need to change.
    Click Continue to open the Congratulations screen.
  5. The Congratulations screen appears.
    Figure : HP Setup AssistantCongratulations
    Click Done to close the HP Setup Assistant.
HP LaserJet MFP uninstall instructions for Macintosh
Use the following instructions to uninstall the printing-system software from the computer:
  1. Locate the HP LaserJet MFP Uninstaller utility icon in the HP MFP Software folder by using the following path:
    <system drive>/Applications/HP LaserJet MFP/HP Uninstaller.app
    Double-click the HP Uninstaller.app icon to start the utility.
  2. Specify whether you want to perform an uninstall for all HP products, or only for a specific product. If you select Uninstall selected, you must then specify the products that you want to uninstall from the list.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the appropriate check boxes to uninstall any additional items.
  5. Click Uninstall.
  6. When the uninstall process is complete, click Restart.
Remove software from Macintosh operating systems
To remove the software from a Macintosh computer, drag the PPD files to the trash can.
Use features in the Macintosh printer driver
Print
Create and use printing presets in Macintosh
Use printing presets to save the current printer driver settings for reuse.
Create a printing preset
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Select the driver.
  3. Select the print settings.
  4. In the Presets box, click Save As..., and type a name for the preset.
  5. Click OK.
Use printing presets
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Select the driver.
  3. In the Presets box, select the printing preset that you want to use.
  note:
To use printer-driver default settings, select Factory Default.
Resize documents or print on a custom paper size
You can scale a document to fit on a different size of paper.
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Open the Paper Handling menu.
  3. In the area for Destination Paper Size, select Scale to fit paper size, and then select the size from the drop-down list.
  4. If you want to use only paper that is smaller than the document, select Scale down only.
Print a cover page
You can print a separate cover page for your document that includes a message (such as “Confidential”).
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Select the driver.
  3. Open the Cover Page pop-up menu, and then select whether to print the cover page Before Document or After Document.
  4. In the Cover Page Type pop-up menu, select the message that you want to print on the cover page.
      note:
    To print a blank cover page, select Standard as the Cover Page Type.
Use watermarks
A watermark is a notice, such as “Confidential,” that is printed in the background of each page of a document.
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Open the Watermarks menu.
  3. Next to Mode, select the type of watermark to use. Select Watermark to print a semi-transparent message. Select Overlay to print a message that is not transparent.
  4. Next to Pages, select whether to print the watermark on all pages or on the first page only.
  5. Next to Text, select one of the standard messages, or select Custom and type a new message in the box.
  6. Select options for the remaining settings.
Print multiple pages on one sheet of paper in Macintosh
You can print more than one page on a single sheet of paper. This feature provides a cost-effective way to print draft pages.
Figure : product illustration
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Select the driver.
  3. Open the Layout pop-up menu.
  4. Next to Pages per Sheet, select the number of pages that you want to print on each sheet (1, 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16).
  5. Next to Layout Direction, select the order and placement of the pages on the sheet.
  6. Next to Borders, select the type of border to print around each page on the sheet.
Print on both sides of the page (duplex printing)
Use automatic duplex printing
  1. Insert enough paper into one of the trays to accommodate the print job. If you are loading special paper such as letterhead, load it in one of the following ways:
    • For tray 1, load the letterhead paper face-up with the bottom edge feeding into the printer first.
    • For all other trays, load the letterhead paper face-down with the top edge at the back of the tray.
  2. On the File menu, click Print.
  3. Open the Layout pop-up menu.
  4. Next to Two-Sided, select either Long-Edge Binding or Short-Edge Binding.
  5. Click Print.
Print on both sides manually
  1. Insert enough paper into one of the trays to accommodate the print job. If you are loading special paper such as letterhead, load it in one of the following ways:
    • For tray 1, load the letterhead paper face-up with the bottom edge feeding into the printer first.
    • For all other trays, load the letterhead paper face-down with the top edge at the back of the tray.
      caution:
    To avoid jams, do not load paper that is heavier than 105 g/m2 (28-lb bond).
  2. On the File menu, click Print.
  3. On the Finishing pop-up menu, select the Manual Duplex option.
  4. Click Print. Follow the instructions in the pop-up window that appears on the computer screen before replacing the output stack in tray 1 for printing the second half.
  5. Go to the printer, and remove any blank paper that is in tray 1.
  6. Insert the printed stack face-up with the bottom edge feeding into the printer first in tray 1. You must print the second side from tray 1.
  7. If prompted, press the appropriate control-panel button to continue.
Use the Services menu
If the device is connected to a network, use the Services menu to obtain device and supply-status information.
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Open the Services menu.
  3. Select a maintenance task from the drop-down list, and then click Launch. The embedded Web server opens to the page that provides the information for the task that you selected.
  4. To go to various support Web sites for this device, select an Internet Services option from the drop-down list, and then click Go!.
Scan from the product and HP Director (Macintosh)
For more information about tasks and settings described in this section, see the HP Director online Help.
Scanning tasks
To scan to a software program, scan an item using the program itself. Any TWAIN-compliant program can scan an image. If the program is not TWAIN-compliant, save the scanned image to a file then place, open, or import the file in the software program.
Use page-by-page scanning
  1. Lift the flatbed scanner lid and load the original that is to be scanned face-down on the flatbed scanner with the upper-left corner of the document at the lower-right corner of the glass. Gently close the lid.
  2. Double-click the HP Director desktop alias.
  3. Click the HP Director, and then click Scan to open the HP dialog box.
  4. Click Scan.
  5. To scan multiple pages, load the next page and click Scan. Repeat until all pages are scanned.
  6. Click Finish, and then click Destinations.
Scan to file
  1. In Destinations, choose Save To File(s).
  2. Name the file and specify the destination location.
  3. Click Save. The original is scanned and saved.
Scan to e-mail
  1. In Destinations, choose E-mail.
  2. A blank e-mail opens with the scanned document as an attachment.
  3. Enter an e-mail recipient, add text, or other attachments, then click Send.
Fax a document from a Macintosh computer
  note:
On Macintosh operating systems, you can send faxes from the computer, but you cannot receive faxes to the computer.
  1. In the software program, on the File menu, select Print.
  2. Click PDF, and then select Fax PDF.
  3. Enter a fax number in the To field.
  4. To include a fax cover page, select Use Cover Page, and then enter the cover page subject and message (optional).
  5. Click Fax.

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