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DOS printing
Posted by admin admin on 22 November 2006 07:41 PM
Is it possible to print from a DOS program using Win2PDF?
If the DOS program outputs text files, it may be possible to use Win2PDF.  To configure Win2PDF to capture DOS text, do the following:
1. Share the Win2PDF printer
2. Capture an LPT port using a command similar to the one listed below: "net use lpt3: \\computername\sharename"
3. In the "Advanced" tab of printer properties, enable spooling by checking on the "Spool print documents so program finishes printing faster".
4. In the "Print Processor" dialog of the "Advanced" tab, change the "Default data type" to "TEXT".
Now when you redirect text from a DOS program to the captured LPT port, it should redirect to Win2PDF.  You can test this by executing the following command from a DOS prompt: "dir > lpt3"
A Win2PDF file save dialog should pop up, and the PDF file should contain a directory listing.
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