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Pascal Printing

Posted on 2000-03-21
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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
Question by:spaman
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ID: 2642780
print it from notepad

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washoutt earned 300 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;

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

      Writeln(Lst,InS);         { Lst = Printer. InS = String to print. }
   END;                            { You CAN say "Writeln(Lst,'Hello There'); }


does this answer it?

Author Comment

ID: 2647509
Thanks for hte awsome reply =) it really helped clearify the poorly made help file =P
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Expert Comment

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;

   r := 3.54;

  writeln(lst,'value is ',r:6:2);



Play around with it.

Author Comment

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 .....

Expert Comment

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?

Author Comment

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

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