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How do I print from Foxpro to network printer?

Posted on 2010-08-31
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I have DOS-based FoxPro running on an XP SP3 PC.  From FoxPro I can print to a networked Lexmark T634 printer but not to a networked Kyocera KM C3225E printer.  I'm using net use lpt1:  \\server\printer to redirect output.  The Lexmark is using a Postscript driver so I tried installing a Postscript driver for the Kyocera but that didn't work.  When I print to the Kyocera, I can see the output being spooled but then it disappears before being printed.  Any suggestions for getting ths to work?
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by:pcelba
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Did you try to print from another DOS application? Did you try to print from Windows directly?

You may use another redirection software, e.g. http://www.dos2usb.com/index.htm and more such utilities exist.
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by:MtnGypsy
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Yes, I tried printing directly from the DOS prompt to the Kyocera and that doesn't work.  Printing from Word to the Kyocera does work.

Thank you for the link, I will try that utility.  I don't understand, though, why FoxPro can print to the Lexmark but not the Kyocera.
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Let say FoxPro is a little bit more sensitive to printer driver reliability.
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by:MtnGypsy
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Thank you.
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