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Can I print a .txt file without opening it first? No formatting or page breaks are required. All I would need is for the program to print a predetermined file name and quit.
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Question by:DonH040699
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Open "c:\myfile.txt" For Input As #1
Do while Not Eof(1)
   Line Input #1, x$
   Printer.Print x$
Loop
Close 1
Printer.EndDoc

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by:KDivad
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Without opening it? Sure, if you don't mind "bouncing" it off command.com.

x = Shell("command /c copy " & MyFile & " lpt1")
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by:DonH040699
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Kamall,

I put your suggested code in a function and it worked great. VB showed me what else I could do with Print. and I wound up with a very useful untility. Thanks!
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You are welcome.
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