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Hi,

Basically I have a program in VC1.52 communicating with a Olivetti PR/50 through COM port by sending command codes.
I have a newer printer that doesn't respond to any printing request although I can detect it and reset it. So it might be that the sequence of the command codes is not valid anymore. Barring any physical printer problems, what do u suggest I do? I know it is a little vague but perhaps there could be some sites that may be of help to me... or some of your experiences.. !

Thanks.

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avoid this problem by printing the windows way:
install the necessary drivers for the printer, then it is like any other device.
then print to a device context and the driver does the translation.
this will allow you to switch printers easily without altering/recompiling your code

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by:Haho
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I would like to but it has to be done that particular way.....
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mouatts earned 120 total points
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Try printing a plain text file from DOS. If this works then it suggests that the command codes are your problem. Then it is just a matter of methodically checking each one used.

If printing from DOS doesn't work then it suggests that the problem lies in the driver.


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