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HP Deskjet - Using the HP Deskjet 5100 Series Printer Assistant

Introduction

The Printer Assistant contains important information about the use and maintenance of the HP Deskjet 5100 series printer. This document contains an overview of the contents of the Printer Assistant.

Accessing the Printer Assistant

The Printer Assistant is loaded on the computer and a shortcut to this utility is placed on the computer desktop as part of the software installation. To open the Printer Assistant utility, follow the instructions listed below.
  1. Double-click the Printer Assistant icon on the desktop.
  2. Click the button to the left of the line item you wish to select.
Or
  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Programs.
  3. Click Hewlett-Packard.
  4. Click Printer Assistant.
The Printer Assistant will open.

Printer Assistant features

The Printer Assistant has five main headings. Under the headings are tips about the use, maintenance, and features of the printer. Links to information, such as manuals and Web sites, are provided where appropriate. Listed below are the main headings and the information contained under the heading.

Documentation

  • Printer User's Guide
  • Network Printing

Support

  • Recommended support path
  • Online support
  • Phone support
  • System information
  • Register the printer

Printing ideas

  • Envelopes
  • Labels
  • Photos
  • Print cancel
  • Convenience features
  • Web links

Supplies

  • Print cartridges
  • Paper
  • Accessories
  • Buy online

Utilities

  • View ink levels
  • Printer maintenance
  • Print screen
  • Update software
  • Uninstall software
  • Print sample

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