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Copying Address Book from one Olivetti Colour MFD to another machine

On a colour Olivetti MFD it is now quite easy to copy settings like the Address book from one machine to another. This function is available on all the current range from the MF3301 through to the MF752Plus and has been available since the MF222 came out a few years ago. It is found in the Administrator menu, but has to be enabled by your service rep first. We make it a part of our PDI process because it speeds up the installation when upgrading machines to the latest model or when we install multiple machines to one site.

First insert a USB memory stick in to the slot below control panel

Insert Usb

Go To Menu, Utility, Administrator Settings – password is 12345678

Administrator Settings

Then go to screen to in the Administrator Settings by using the forward button, then press External Memory Backup

import export

Select Export, then Address Book, then Password – set the password to 12345678

start export

OK, then Start to begin the export process


Once exported take the USB memory to another machine and repeat the process but choose Import to add the address book on to that machine. Once it has finished the machine will ask you to restart, open the front cover and use the main switch to restart the machine – allow 10 seconds for the machine to power down fully before switching back on.

Should you need anymore help then please contact Elmdale Group on 0118921444

Olivetti Colour Print Driver Settings

These are our Standard Print Driver Settings for the Olivetti range when we install a machine at a client. They cover most of the current range and each driver has many of the same features and the settings are in the same place but may just be labelled differently. If you get stuck the contact us and we will try to fill in the gaps.

1. Turn off Auto in “Obtain Settings” this is under the Configuration tab in the printer properties. This is important to do as the driver will constantly query the printer if it isn’t turned off and will cause a delay when the user wants to make any changes to print settings.

Obtain Settings

2. Next we turn off “My Tab” this is under the settings tab, click the box that says “My Tab Settings” then un check the radio button that says “Display My Tab”

My Tab Settings

3. Next go to “Advanced” then “Printing Defaults” change the quality from Auto Colour to Grayscale, unless you want everything to print as colour then leave this setting alone. If this is a driver that is held on a server and shared out to clients you will have to repeat this setting under the “General” tab in “Printing Preferences” otherwise when the driver is loaded on the client computer the setting will not be transferred across correctly.

Quality Settings

4. Under the same 2 tabs in the properties of the driver you will need to alter the duplex setting if you do not want all your prints to come out 2 sided. If you do want everything 2 sided then again you can leave this setting.

Duplex Settings

If you need any more information then please contact Elmdale Maintenance on 01189821444