Can't print from DOS prompt or Apps

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Printing' started by Jeff, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    I have a DOS version of Lotus that I need to print from. My printer is a HP
    Deskjet that is connected locally on LPT1. It does not work. I can print
    from Windows fine. But if I drop to a DOS prompt and type DIR > LPT1 I get
    nothing. Anyone know what the problem could be?
    Jeff, Mar 5, 2004
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  2. Jeff

    Matthew G Guest

    Depending on the printer it may not support PCL 3
    printing. What model is it?
    Matthew G, Mar 5, 2004
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  3. Cari \(MS-MVP\), Mar 7, 2004
  4. Jeff

    Bram Guest

    Some times it works to install a printer driver for port lpt1. If you
    install the driver "Generic text onely" it wil print for you and (as
    far as I have done it) it is NOT changing the data, so makeup codes are
    send bij the dosprogram are send to the printer just as it is.
    Bram, Mar 9, 2004
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