Solved

which program can open printer file?

Posted on 1998-11-30
5
1,953 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I use win95,and I have no printer. So I set my win95
printer,let it output a *.prn file on harddisk when
some program require printer sever.But I can't find a
program to open *.prn file. Please tell me,how can I
read the *.prn file.
0
Comment
Question by:goodboy_syl
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:afsoch
ID: 1728705
Please install TTY printer, make it default and reselect output to file. Next time during printing, you will print in any *.prn file. Now this file in standart ASCII text.

Or you wish to save all formats?

Best regargs
afsoch
0
 

Expert Comment

by:demarb
ID: 1728706
I have used just a plain text editor to read .prn files many times ie notepad, though as afsoch stated it may only work on ASCII output. I wasn't the one who output the files I read so I'm not sure how they output them.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
bam87 earned 100 total points
ID: 1728707
you can open a dos command window and issue the following command:

copy <filename.prn> prn /b

note that /b is essetial for the printing to work.

Bam87

0
 

Expert Comment

by:afsoch
ID: 1728708
bam87 remember us how to print *.prn file on printer, but....
if I understand, goodboy_syl don't have prn at all ;)
And what driver will be usefull?

Sorry, installing driver for any printer, othen then TTY, will add Esc-commands in *.prn for selected printer, that's why they will be impossible to read on screen.
Install same drivers for some main for you printers and - good luck - print from this drivers to *.prn file. After that, you may print them on the other PC as bamb87 advised.

I think the best alternative is to read this original (non-prn) files on you comp and then save in other format.


Afsoch
0
 

Expert Comment

by:afsoch
ID: 1728709
Last note...
ESC-commands for different printers are very difference...

I don't Know any progroram to read any *.prn file.

Thanks
afsoch
0

Featured Post

Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
This article summaries thoughts and ideas from two years of sustained use. It provides good reasoning to make the jump to Windows 10.
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question