File Types and Print Options

File Types

Students will have more options when they use FGV’s computers, as they will be able to print any kind of file that can be opened or that is generated by a program installed on them. Thus, the variety of file types depends on the range of programs installed on the equipment that FGV makes available to its students.

When PaperCut is used, the following file types can be printed:

Application / File type File extensions
Microsoft Excel xlam, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx, xltm, xltx
Microsoft PowerPoint pot, potm, potx, ppam, pps, ppsm, ppsx, ppt, pptm, pptx
Microsoft Word doc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, rtf
PDF pdf
Picture Files bmp, dib, gif, jfif, jif, jpe, jpeg, jpg, png, tif, tiff


When students need to use PaperCut to print a file that is not one of the above, they should first generate a PDF file, make sure the result looks OK, and then print this file. To generate a PDF file, students can use one of the many “PDF printer” options on the market, such as PDFCreator.

Paper Option

It is only possible to print on the kind of paper generally used in offices and homes, as follows:
- Size – A4 (210 x 297 mm or approximately 21 x 30 cm)
- Color – White
- Grammage – 75 g/m2 (grammage indicates the thickness of paper and it is shown in grams per square meter)
Print Options

- Options in Papercut – When PaperCut is used, only the following options are available:
1.    “COR” (color) or “P&B” (black and white) – option chosen in Step 1, when the printer was selected.
2.    Number of copies – which may be specified while executing Step 1.

- Options on FGV’s computers – When using FGV’s computers, students can choose from the many options available in the standard Windows printing mechanism, including the possibility of only printing specific pages or printing on both sides (duplex).

To avoid waste by printing a long document that ends up unsatisfactory, it is advisable to first generate a PDF file using a “PDF printer” program such as PDFCreator or pdf995.
This is a way to guarantee the quality of printed documents, as it is possible, before starting to print, to go through the PDF file to check whether the results are as expected in terms of page breaks, headers and footers, tables, alignments, characters and special symbols used in mathematical expressions, etc.