Solved ws5 with printer using the usb port

Hewlett-packard Officejet 6500a plus e71...
December 19, 2011 at 22:26:14
Specs: dos
using word star 5 in dos. new printer that connects with usb. How do I get ws5 to see the printer?

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#1
December 19, 2011 at 23:07:46
You can't. You find an old parallel port printer that has wordstar 5 support or a printer that can emulate one of the supported printers and use that.

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#2
December 22, 2011 at 10:46:40
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Hi Dale,

there are specialist wordstar forums which may be able to help, such as:-

wordstar.org
michaelpetrie.net

Bear in mind Wordstar 5 is a dos application, and as such comes with its own printer drivers.

At the time of its writing, there were very few laser printers supported, and all the others being dot matrix. Printers then were connected to either the serial or parallel port. There is a wordstar for windows version.

I wondered is running the dos version under windows would allow using a usb printer, providingthe printer has a WS supported emulation).

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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