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how to print a file created with the FILE: port ?

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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 1:28:00 PM

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I printed a document using the FILE: port setting. How do I actually
print the the output file ? Is there a print manager utility in Windows
where I could load previously created output files ?

Thank you
Anonymous
August 12, 2005 2:34:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Pablo De la Puente wrote:

> I printed a document using the FILE: port setting. How do I actually
> print the the output file ?

open a Command Prompt and type:

COPY filename.prn LPT1:

(if your printer is connected to the LPT1 port).

If it's an USB printer you'll have to share it, just like it were on a
network (say MYPRN), then

NET USE LPT1: \\My_Pc_Name\MYPRN
(connects LPT1 to the Shared printer)
COPY filename.prn LPT1:
(sends the file to the printer)
NET USE LPT1: /D
(disable the redirection)

The filename.prn you created contains all the control codes needed to manage
that kind of printer, so it cannot be sent to a different printer type.

Kind regards,
Davide Guolo
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Printfil - Windows Printing System for Applications
http://www.guolo.com/printfil
Odbc4All - Connection to ODBC Data Sources for any Application
http://www.guolo.com/odbc4all
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Anonymous
August 12, 2005 12:46:17 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Hello Davide,

I think there is a program called Windows Print Manager but I don't know if
that's part of Windows or a 3rd party product. Meanwhile, the commands that
you gave me will do the trick.

Thanks for your explanations.
Pablo



"Davide Guolo" <guolo.NOSPAM.davide@libero.it> wrote in message
news:CnQKe.14499$HM1.388400@twister1.libero.it...
> Pablo De la Puente wrote:
>
> > I printed a document using the FILE: port setting. How do I actually
> > print the the output file ?
>
> open a Command Prompt and type:
>
> COPY filename.prn LPT1:
>
> (if your printer is connected to the LPT1 port).
>
> If it's an USB printer you'll have to share it, just like it were on a
> network (say MYPRN), then
>
> NET USE LPT1: \\My_Pc_Name\MYPRN
> (connects LPT1 to the Shared printer)
> COPY filename.prn LPT1:
> (sends the file to the printer)
> NET USE LPT1: /D
> (disable the redirection)
>
> The filename.prn you created contains all the control codes needed to
manage
> that kind of printer, so it cannot be sent to a different printer type.
>
> Kind regards,
> Davide Guolo
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Printfil - Windows Printing System for Applications
> http://www.guolo.com/printfil
> Odbc4All - Connection to ODBC Data Sources for any Application
> http://www.guolo.com/odbc4all
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
!