Author Topic: usb printer and wordstar  (Read 6310 times)

jana

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usb printer and wordstar
« on: May 07, 2003, 06:12:34 AM »
hi,

I have two questions

1. Can wordstar for dos print to an USB printer ?

2. If so, what should I type at the port name ?

I have a Mac OS 9. I use virtual PC to emulate windows.
Then I use wordstar for my document. Now, I am trying to print this document which raised these two questions.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

regards
jana
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Re: usb printer and wordstar
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2003, 09:58:35 AM »
Tuesday 06 May 2003

If you are using OS/2 the answer is  yes.  Ports can be redirected.

If you are using Windows, then  it can be done using  a  Postscript Printer driver which creates a PS file which is captured by a file called PrintFile which then runs the freeware program Ghostscipt to print  to the default  printer.  The  connection is immaterial.  Detailed instructions are on my Web Space:

http://www.glinx.com/~grifwood/WordStar.html

Sorry I cannot make a comment on MacOS since I do not use it.

Phil
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Re: usb printer and wordstar
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2003, 06:48:43 PM »
May 8, 2003

In addition PrintFile will capture a spooled file and sent it to a printer with a USB connection.  A member of the WS List provided me with this information yesterday.

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Re: usb printer and wordstar
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2003, 07:41:08 AM »
PrintFile is a Windows utility, which should presumably work with your Mac Windows emulator. You can find it at http://www.lerup.com/printfile/descr.html. It is a very tiny download.

Good luck,
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Re: usb printer and wordstar
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2003, 10:03:37 PM »
I want to download Wordstar for windows or an equivalent. The download page seems to bomb in the middle of the download :)
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Re: usb printer and wordstar
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2003, 12:58:52 AM »
You'll have to be a little more specific about what you're trying to do.

WordStar for Windows is not legally available anywhere for download as far as I know.

Is it the PrintFile Windows utility download that you're having trouble with?

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