|Hi IVO, |
thanks for your reply. Once again I was too hasty with my posting - I do use \\computername\shared_printername or computer_ip_address\shared_printername
It works with most printers except some of the smaller HP laserjet printers for some reason? I don't even get garbage, the job is sent to the printer and stays in the queue, it just does not print.
It is the same with Win7 and print _to_to_file, I create a FILE printer and share it and select it as LPT#, it executes but does not physically print, job stays in the queue. No problem with XP, it would come up and ask the filename and path to save it to and it was done.
But as XP is disappearing I will have a bit of a problem in the future.....
Anyway to clarify, this is a Cobol program on a DOS platform written in 1998 and still working nicely, (though menu driven, no mouse), and within the program, according to the type of paper (pre-printed forms or plain paper), the LPT1/2/3 printing options are hard-coded.
If we select LPT1 we get a type of print, LPT3 for another, and LPT2 is for laser.
Any ideas how to resolve the problem(s)?