With MyQ's default software, MAKO, or a third-party job preview software installed on the MyQ server, you can enable MyQ users and the MyQ administrator to preview print jobs that are sent to MyQ in one of the three most common page description languages: PCL 5, PCL 6 and PostScript.

After the feature is set up, both users and the administrator can open the job preview on the Jobs main tab in the MyQ Web Interface.

To set up the feature, go to MyQ, Settings, Jobs.

In the Jobs preview section you can enable or disable the preview. Select one or more output types from PCL 5, PCL 6 and/or PostScript, and from the drop-down, choose the actual tools to be used for the preview. The options are:

  • Built-in preview generator: MyQ's internal preview engine, MAKO

  • External: A third-party engine of your choosing. If selected, it is necessary to type the command and parameters to be used for the preview, and it's optional to choose to Remove Prescribe or not, if the external software does not support Prescribe orders.

The following examples show you what the command line can look like:

PostScript (GhostScript: tested for 921): "C:\Program Files\Ghostscript\gswin64c" -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile="%outFile%" "%inFile%"

PCL (GhostPCL): "C:\Program Files\GhostPCL\gpcl6win64" - dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile="%outFile%" "%inFile%"

Jobs Preview settings

Previewing jobs

The jobs can be previewed on the Jobs main tab in the MyQ Web Interface (MyQ, Jobs).

To preview a print job, select the job on the tab and click Preview at the left side of the toolbar. (Or right-click the job, and then click Preview on the shortcut menu.)

Previewing a job

The default number of pages shown in the Jobs Preview using the built-in preview generator is 5. This number can be changed in the config.ini file, under:
[JobPreview]
jobPreviewPages=numberOfPages

If jobPreviewPages=0 is set, a preview of all the pages is generated.