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5. Network Printing Annoyances > NETWORK PRINTING AND MS-DOS

NETWORK PRINTING AND MS-DOS

PRINT TO A NETWORK PRINTER FROM MS-DOS SOFTWARE

The Annoyance:

I have a favorite MS-DOS program that I can’t live without. I install it on every computer I buy. If the program is running on a computer with a printer attached to LPT1, there’s no problem. If the computer relies on a network printer, I can’t print.

The Fix:

Yes you can, and I do this all the time. I, too, have a favorite MS-DOS program that I can’t live without. It’s a small shareware database in which I’ve been storing information since 1984. It has my address book, family birthday and anniversary dates, credit card information, PINs and passwords, and other vitally important information. The computer I use most often doesn’t have a printer, so network printers are my only resource. To print from MS-DOS, you must redirect printing using an MS-DOS command. To open a command window in Windows XP, select Start All Programs Accessories Command Prompt. (The menu names and sequence vary depending on your version of Windows.)


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