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Configure your Macintosh Computer to Print to Pharos

Macintosh computers running OS 10.10 through 10.7 can be configured to send print jobs to the Pharos printing system at CUMC. The downloads will install both Pharos and the printer drivers for the current Pharos printers on campus.
  • You must know the administrative password on your computer in order to install Pharos.
  • If your computer is running an older or corrupt version of Pharos, please follow the uninstall instructions below before installing the current version.

Installing Pharos

  1. Download the Pharos popup clients for CUMC B&W (black and white printers on campus) and CUMC Color (color printers). Repeat the instructions in this section for each of the downloads.
    NOTE: if you are using campus wireless, be sure you are connected to Athens. The files cannot be downloaded when using guest-net.
  2. If prompted, Save the file(s) to the desired location on your computer. They can be deleted once installation is completed.
  3. Double-click the CUMC B&W.dmg file (or CUMC Color.dmg); a Finder window showing the Popup mount will appear.
  4. Double-click Popup.pkg.

    Popup Package on Macintosh

  5. The Install Pharos Popup Client window will open. Select Continue to begin, then Continue again to pass the Read Me information.
  6. Make sure your Macintosh HD is selected as the installation destination, then click Install.

    Select Popup Installation Destination

  7. When prompted type in the administrative password for your computer, then select Install Software.
  8. An installation was successful message will appear when done, select Close to finish.
  9. The Popup mount can be ejected from your computer.

The Pharos printer queues will now be available when printing from your Mac, as CUMC B&W and CUMC Color. If there are issues with the installation, please try uninstalling Pharos and following instructions for manual set-up below.

Default and Double-sided Printing
To verify that Pharos printers were installed and adjust any desired settings, enter System Preferences - Printers & Scanners.
  • Default Printer - this option near the bottom of the Printers & Scanners window may automatically select the most recent printer installed but can be changed if desired.
  • Double-sided Printing - to allow double-sided printing when using the black and white printers on campus:
    1. Select CUMC B&W from the list of Printers in the left pane of your Printers & Scanners window

      CUMC B&W in Printers window

    2. Click the Options & Supplies button
    3. Select the Options tab (if Options isn't listed, select Driver)

      Duplex Option

    4. Check off the Duplex Unit option, then OK, then close System Preferences.
    NOTE: checking the Duplex Unit will not automatically default your Pharos print jobs to double-sided. You must make sure that the Two Sided option is selected in the Print dialog box's Layout options whenever you send a print job to Pharos. See this FAQ for instructions.

Uninstalling Pharos

Follow these instructions to remove Pharos from your Macintosh.
  1. Select Go - Computer from your Finder menu's top toolbar.
  2. Select Macintosh HD, then browse to the Library - Application Support - Pharos - Utilities folder (if you can't find Pharos - Utilities, make sure you are not in the <username> - Library - Application Support folder).
  3. Double-click the Uninstaller program.
  4. In the Component Selection window, check off Pharos Popup and click Continue.

    Pharos Uninstaller Component Selection Window

  5. Click Continue at the Component Summary window, and enter the Mac's administrator username and password when prompted.
  6. Pharos will uninstall and show a success message when finished; click Done.
To verify that Pharos printers were completely removed from your computer, go into System Preferences - Printers and Scanners. If CUMC B&W or CUMC Color are listed in the Printers list to the left, select them in the list and click the minus sign to delete.

Manual Installation
If you experienced issues with the original installation of Pharos and would like to try manual set up, please click here to view full instructions. Be sure you have uninstalled Pharos first.

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Last updated 5/21/2015