troubleshooting Question

Printing Large Letters From FoxBase/FoxPro

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I have a prospective client using Foxpro (VFP 7) that asked a seemingly simple question but it has been a very long time (7 - 8 years) since I used Foxpro.  When I looked at the app it was really FoxBase using the @Say to create output reports etc..

The previous developer used escape codes to control the format of printed output.  I vaguely remember using them to control the length of the output form, the CPI of the print, the orientation and I think even the font of the output.

Back to the question.  He wants to be able to print output from the system in large (3 or 4 inches high) letter/numbers to label/direct incoming inventory.  

The alphanumeric contents of what he wants to print will be in a variable called 'BinNum'.  He wants the contents of BinNum to print on a piece of paper with the letters being at least 3 inches high, with the option of making them 4 inches high.

I am really rusty on the syntax but the general idea would be

Set Printer to xxx....

STORE CHR(27) + CHR(119) + CHR(49) TO BigLetters      'I realize these are not correct
                                                                                              codes,   just an example

??BigLetters

@ 5,5 Say BinNum

Is his request possible using escape codes?  If not, how can it be accomplished?
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