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

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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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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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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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