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Printing dbase 3 to windows xp usb printer

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  • Windows XP
  • Hewlett Packard
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September 12, 2012 8:39:28 PM

I've got a PC with XP and an HP all in one printer. The program was written to print to LPT 1. I'm having no luck. I've added a Mode command to the auto exec file in system 32 at the suggestion of a friend.. No luck.. Anyone out there have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Tom

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September 12, 2012 11:10:57 PM

If it is being printed to lpt1, you have to have a printer connected to the parallel port of your computer. I am not familiar with any parallel to usb converters, but have many warehosed printers with a parallel port. You need to hook up a printer to the parallel port. Maybe your all in one has the option, if not I am sure you can pick up a printer that supports a parallel interface.
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September 12, 2012 11:22:18 PM

tmgoonan said:
I've got a PC with XP and an HP all in one printer. The program was written to print to LPT 1. I'm having no luck. I've added a Mode command to the auto exec file in system 32 at the suggestion of a friend.. No luck.. Anyone out there have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Tom



You can map a USB printer to LPTx: using the following command line:

  1. NET USE LPT1: \\[Computer Name]\Printer /PERSISTENT:YES
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September 12, 2012 11:23:05 PM

ktownmike said:
If it is being printed to lpt1, you have to have a printer connected to the parallel port of your computer. I am not familiar with any parallel to usb converters, but have many warehosed printers with a parallel port. You need to hook up a printer to the parallel port. Maybe your all in one has the option, if not I am sure you can pick up a printer that supports a parallel interface.


Wrong. See my reply above.
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September 12, 2012 11:26:28 PM

not sure if this will work but might be worth a shot.

share the printer and give it a no more than eight character share name

then open the command prompt and type:

net use lpt1 \\YourComputerName\PrinterSharename /persistent:yes
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September 12, 2012 11:30:09 PM

I liked your first comment @ex_bottlehead, and made the grand leap of faith that it was a dos based print command, and scripting may or may not work so posted based upon my ability to guarantee a workable solution no matter what. We seem to have a failure to communicate.
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