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Printing Big Spaces Between Words in WP5.2

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My friend is running windows3.1 on an old 386.  Attached is a nice new HP DeskJet 670oc color.  He is using WordPerfect 5.2 ( for windows ).

Under file|select printer he is using the WordPerfect print driver.  He cannot pick the windows printdriver as we get the error message that he cant update his print information due to a lack of memory.

Anyway, we can print using the WordPerfect print driver.  The problem is that he gets big spaces between his words when he prints out ( everything looks fine on screen ).

We have checked and changed the justification to "left" ( and tried other settings ) but he still gets his words "pulled apart".

Any ideas?
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jrhelgeson earned 40 total points
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The printer drivers for WordPerfect 5.2 suck.  Do not use them.

The secret to fixing the problem is to delete the *.wrs files in the wordperfect directory.  These are WordPerfect Resource Files that are created when a user selects the windows printer driver.  The problem you are experiencing is that they have gotten corrupted.

If you delete the .wrs file it, then re-select the windows printer driver it will re-create it and you'll be able to print!

- I used to work for WordPerfect for Windows Laser Printer Support...


Have fun.
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I found two related directories in the win3.1 file manager c:\ wpc and c:\ wpwin,
neither had any *.wrs files.

Is there somewhere else I can look?
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It might be in the windows directory.
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Not there.  Any ideas?
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by:jrhelgeson
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crap, I cannot remember.

Go out to dos and search for *.wrs by typing the following at the dos prompt in the root directory "C:\>"

ATTRIB /S *.WRS

If that search doesn't work, try searching for *.prs
Whatever it turns up with the *.prs extention, search for that filename with any other extentions, ie: hpdj600.prs search for hpdj600.*  and delete those files.

Another thing you can try is renaming the *.set file that should be in the windows directory.

My memory is vague, but I know that all you need to do is rename the printer file.  WP5.2 is a piece of crap.  It should have never been released.  Supporting that software was a nightmare!

Good Luck!

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