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Panasonic DPC262 laser printer. We want to print compressed test (132 char per line) from a DOS program - is there an escape code for this? I have tried 27 40 115 52 83 from another printer but that desn't work.

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Well the problem is the laser printer - you need to insert in your program, the control (or escape) codes to set the condensed mode ON. Usually printer manuals come with that information (or used to come). But since laser printers are graphical devices, they are not designed to provide access to font changes without a windows driver.

In other words, you'll need to update your printing engine, so it can be compatible with a windows-based printer. Those printers accept information in graphical mode, instead of text mode.

An alternative method, could be, print your output to a text file (not to your printer). Then, open the output file in wordpad or even Word. There you can apply different type fonts and print from there.

I hope this helps, unfortunately the laser printer technology is not compatible with ms-dos applications, by design.

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Hello!

I guess this printer is not supported, Please rtefer to your manual for this test.

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