Redirect LPT1 to a file via Batch

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
March 31, 2010 at 11:23:08
Specs: Win XP
I use a program called CISFAC which is DOS based. It accesses and displays database info in a 3270 type format. It defaults to LPT1 when you click the "Print" key. I need to redirect LPT1 to a prn or text file for formatting. prior to printing because the default output prints off of the page. Like it needs a line tractor feed printer.....HELP Please!

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#1
April 1, 2010 at 05:04:18
There are programs that capture LPT printer output to file.
lpt2prn or PrintQ. Depending on your environment and printer
you may set the printer to landscape and 66 lines and a
lineprinter font. Then you can print directly. The following
requires a HPPCL page printer.

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#2
April 1, 2010 at 05:42:19
Thanks for the reply.

A networked HP Laser 4350 is used by many others so
formatting it for this occasional print need does not make
sense. I simply need to create a batch file to kick off when the
user logs on which redirects LPT1 to a file that can be
formatted then printed to the network printer.

I'll check out lpt2prn, thanks.


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#3
April 1, 2010 at 06:52:19
I had configured a batch file to change the format of a LaserJet
III to print the line printer formated accounting reports to fit the
standard paper. Was called from menu. No need to touch
printer. Software was RealWorld Accounting.

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#4
April 1, 2010 at 08:05:38
Thanks for the tip.

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#5
October 29, 2010 at 06:28:12
Hello,

I am interested in a copy of your LPT1 to file re-direct program for Win98, if possible.
Thanks.


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