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deword (Xerox WorkCentre 5855)

Xerox WorkCentre 5855

deword is a networked copier. In addition to being able to print large numbers of pages very quickly and make copies, deword can also staple sets of copies and punch holes (for a two- or three-hole binder). It can also scan documents and send them as PDF or in some image formats via e-mail.

Printing to deword requires a departmental copier code, so it's limited to faculty and staff.

Driver Downloads

Mac OS X

Managed machines will automatically have the required driver (and the printer) installed. Unmanaged machines will need to download and install the driver manually.

Mac OS X Driver v. 3.123.0(1865) for Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite).

Once the driver is installed, you'll need to install and configure the printer.


Web-Based Printer Driver Installere, suitable for Windows 7 and up.

Once the driver is installed, you'll need to install and configure the printer.

Installing and Configuring the Print Drivers

You will need to configure the driver to point to the correct machine and to reflect the hardware options we have on the copier.

Mac OS X

Add the printer using the Print & Fax System Preferences pane.

  1. Choose Internet Printing Protocol–IPP as the Protocol.
  2. The Address should be
  3. The Name should be populated automatically, but you can change it.
  4. Location is Shanahan 3433, the math workroom.
  5. If the Print Using field isn't automatically selected, click the drop-down menu and choose Select Printer Software..., then type 5855 into the search box, which should let you find the correct driver. Select that PPD and click the OK button.
  6. Click the Add button to continue to the Options dialog. Here you may need to set
    • Finisher to "Office Finisher"
    • Hole Punch Module to "Installed"
  7. Finally, click Continue to finish adding the printer.


The installer we link to should walk you through the process of selecting drivers and installing them. If not, see the Mac OS X instructions, which have the information you'll need.


User manuals for the copier are available from the Documentation tab Xerox's page for this copier. There is also an Online User Guide.

Manufacturer's Site

These drivers, as well as additional software, are available from the Drivers tab on Xerox's page for this copier.

The Name...

deword is named after William de Worde, editor of the first newspaper on the Discworld, The Ankh-Morpork Times. De Worde first appears in Terry Pratchett's The Truth.