Solved

Pascal Printing

Posted on 2000-03-21
7
202 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I was wondering how one could print the contents of a text file to the local LPT 1 printer thanks for your time i would really appreciate it if you could paste a brief example and tell me what include files i need to use... etc
0
Comment
Question by:spaman
[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
  • 3
7 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:kazooie21
ID: 2642780
print it from notepad
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
washoutt earned 75 total points
ID: 2643367
Okay, here's a sample program that does just that. Any questions please ask:

USES Printer; { So you can print from this program }

VAR TextFile : Text;
        InS      : String;

BEGIN
     Assign(TextFile,'FILE.TXT'); { The file you want to print }
    Reset(TextFile);

   WHILE NOT EOF(TextFile) DO
   BEGIN
      Readln(TextFile,Ins);
      Writeln(Lst,InS);         { Lst = Printer. InS = String to print. }
   END;                            { You CAN say "Writeln(Lst,'Hello There'); }

   Close(TextFile);
END.

does this answer it?
0
 

Author Comment

by:spaman
ID: 2647509
Thanks for hte awsome reply =) it really helped clearify the poorly made help file =P
0
Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 

Expert Comment

by:washoutt
ID: 2647895
Glad I could help. Note that Lst is quite very much like your screen, in the sense that DOS sees them both as character output devices. The following statements are also acceptable:

var r : real;

begin
   r := 3.54;

  writeln(lst,'value is ',r:6:2);

<or>


writeln(lst,'a':6,'b':5);

Play around with it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:spaman
ID: 2652076
I was also wondering if there was a way to clear out the printer buffer because to get it to actually print i need to reset the printer each time .....
0
 

Expert Comment

by:washoutt
ID: 2659763
Reset the printer how?

PS What setup you have? What PC & Printer? Using this out of a DOS-shell or plain old ms-dos?
0
 

Author Comment

by:spaman
ID: 2661806
I have a p233 with an epson stylus 640 . i am running the pascal stuff out of a dos shell under windows
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
This article outlines some of the reasons why an email message gets flagged as spam on a recipient's end.
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

707 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