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  1. #1
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    Nov 2004
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    Question Unanswered: Printing Paradox DOS to USB printer

    While my specific problem is with Paradox for DOS I imagine this applies to all DOS database programs. How can I get my HP inkjet printer to print out my DOS reports? Paradox talks to several Lpt ports and Com ports but the printer is hooked to the USB. Using Windows XP. My reports print fine to a dot matrix printer using the parallel output.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2004
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    I dont have a USB printer to test, but you can try this.
    I have done this before on FoxPro for DOS programs.

    - Share the your USB printer.

    - Then on DOS prompt enter:
    net use lpt1: \\YourPCname\PrinterShareName

    - Run your DOS base program and Print.

    I hope this also works for you.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2004
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    USB printer on a network

    Thanks for the idea. I haven't had any luck so far since I have yet to figure the networking features of Windows XP. I have tried using the HELP icon but I don't seem to be able to get things to work. Maybe I need abook on Windows networks.

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