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Adding an HP Deskjet 9650 printer to AutoCAD 2000i via the plotter configurator wizard.

My desktop machine crashed and with it, my means to print autocad dwg's to my trusty HP Deskjet printer in 13" x 19"  inch paper and all smaller standard sized formats.  Luckily I  have a laptop machine with ACAD 2000i so my projects are not lost.  However, when it comes to printing, I can't because the HP printer, although connected and able to print regular files, it won't print from Autocad because it first needs to be configured as a plotter via the Plotter Configuration, Add plotter wizard.  There's a point in the plotter configuration addition where the wizard asks for HP .hdi files, which I assume are present in the printer's original setup disk.  The problem is that I don't have this disk, and I have downloaded the latest HP deskjet 9650 driver to no avail.    What should be my next step?

Thanks!

Gustavo G..
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silverkornCommented:
unfortunately HP does not give out the HDI files anymore with their drivers. Your only options are to either print to a PDF or upgrade your AutoCAD software.

The PDF printer option would be your easiest solution. to add a PDF printer you can install either one of these 3rd party software:

http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx

http://www.pdf995.com/
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stavinAuthor Commented:
I have problems using nitro the product i chose, having to do with scale.  Thanks for pointing me to this partial solution which may help me quite a bit, since it's better to have something than nothing.
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