Have computer with Windows 95 on it. Also have a farm program that is DOS based. Is there a way to print from DOS using the Compaq JI300. According to our install book, you can, but the DOS option is not availble on our computer.
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The problem is, the DOS program tries to print to LPT1, which is your parallel port. We need to redirect this to your USB Port.
First, you have to set up printer sharing:
Go to Control Panel | Printers | Your printer and share the printer.
Assuming that you share it with the share name "MYPRINTER" and the computer is called "MYCOMPUTER", then type go to Start | Run and type in:
NET USE LPT1: \\MYCOMPUTER\MYPRINTER /PERSISTENT:YES
That should do the trick, unless there's a driver problem, which is unlikely for a dot matrix printer. If that doesn't work, let me know and I can troubleshoot further.
your printer paper size shorter than your PC dos-program print size setting, example: if use a letter size paper to print a A4 size file which should occur two paper go out..
so you need check your PC print setting or take a presetting paper size, make a size match between PC program and paper in printer .
hope you fix it, please take a rating let me know how much helped you thanks!
There is a workaround that will work for many dos based programs.
It will remove several of the advanced feature from your printers functionality but may solve the problem.
Open control panel, switch to classic view if not already in it. Open the Printers folder, then Right-Click on the Canon MF6540, select properties.
Once it opens the instruction may vary slightly for your printer but should roughly be:
1. Select the advanced tab, then click print processor, then select one of the RAW modes on the right and Ok twice to close the windows.
2. Try printing in the DOS program, if it fails, repeat step one and try the next option. If none of the RAW modes work, try the TEXT mode.
If none of these methods work you may need to emulate a LPT Port for the DOS program to Print to, forward it to the Printer and then repeat the above process. DOS programs are notoriously finicky about settings so you will likely have to try several settings to find one that matches.
If your first attempts fail and you need to emulate the LPT port get back to me by adding a comment to this post and I will see if I can find a good emulator to try for you. Or you can buy a router to connect the printer to that already has emulated LPT software such as the Linksys WRT610N. Sharing the printer through such a router creates a virual LPT port on your computer which may work.
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use the lpt (parallell port) not the USB. and be sure that your computer have the lpt port. if not, buy a pci one. recommend the use of windows xp. are you sure that your printer is FX 2175 or is FX2170?
well..that EOJ line, is possibly farther down in the program settings, and is like a page break. the Dell is only doing what it's reading, so the answer is in the programming of the application. Perhaps you might query that company about how well that program interfaces with the Postscript quality printer you have? check your computer warranty here for FREE
When you install your printer, you may notice an message asking whether you want to print from DOS based programs. If you answer yes You could print from DOS based programes too.
To do this you may need to unistall and re-install your printer again !
If it doesn't work you should download any ultility from the internet to get the printer supported on DOS.