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When writing a large program, I am in the need to follow the sequence of events. Now I know I can do it  through the debug command. What I would like is to the print text to the Cannon Parralel inkjet printer, without a page feed after each print command.
y = 1
D = 2
X = y + 1
z = d + 2
Printer.print "z = "; "z"
D = X + Z
PRINTER.PRINT "D = "; D


THE TEXT WOULD APPEAR ON THE SAME PAGE AS:

Z = 4
D = 7
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Question by:gonzal13
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by:frankd
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Hi,

When ever you want a form feed add the command Printer.EndDoc.  That will print everything to the printer that you queued up using Printer.Print

y = 1
D = 2
X = y + 1
z = d + 2
Printer.print "z = "; "z"
Printer.EndDoc
D = X + Z
PRINTER.PRINT "D = "; D
Printer.EndDoc

With the above code you would get two pages printed.

Hope this answers your question.

Frank
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by:gonzal13
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I do not want a form feed. All I want is a line feed after each print command. What I get now is a page per line.

gonzal13(joe)
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Actually there's a NewPage method that the printer should wait for before throwing the page. EndDoc tells it to start printing.

I've just tried in on my Epson and it works the way that you need yours to. Does the printer work OK otherwise?
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by:GrahamSkan
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Hey, Joe.

Glad to help, but what was the problem?
If it was that you just hadn't tried it, then I hope you now have more confidence to experiment.

We're all here to learn.

Cheers, Graham
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by:GrahamSkan
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Incidentally, the usual way to store debug info is to write it to a log file. There are some App.Log.. methods, but they only work with compiled applications. Otherwise you can write them to a text file using 'Open... For Append .. '
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by:gonzal13
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The first time I tried it, for some reason it printed one line per page. I got flustered and thus asked a question.

What I am doing is trying to rewrite a program I wrote in Darthmouth basic, would you believe in 1980 which consisted 25 feet of code into visual basic. Thus by printing out the important text, it is easier to look at than just using a debug routine. For one thing, I had not put enough remarks on the original, thus with a print out I can spot logic errors due to typos. The program worked back then. Unfortunately I do not have the final copywrited print out.


It was programmed on an APPLE II. I obviously ran into memmory restrictions. I got around it by saving the variables and just changed out floppies to continue the program.

Besides I want to learn Visual basic and this is a fairly good way to do it.
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by:gonzal13
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Frankd:

I will  need your command for a page feed.

Thanks
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by:GrahamSkan
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Well, young Joe,

If Frankd doesn't come back, it's the method that I mentioned, Printer.NewPage.
 
The things we had to do...

I was retired earlier this year at the U.K. male statutory retirement age, though I hadn't seen any Basic until the mid 80s.

Actually, I believe that this sort of stuff belongs to the Lounge area, but I don't usually look there.

Cheers, Graham

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