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Sending PCL bitmap print data to a file via lpt in Win XP

Sam Tal
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Sending PCL bitmap print data to a file via lpt in Win XP

I Have a DOS program that runs under Win2K/XP.
It has a print command that sends bitmap prints (screen images) to network printer, using NET USE LPT1, etc. It works well.
I wish to route that print info to a bmp file (or any other useable graphic format) instead of the network printer.
Can anyone help?
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Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor

Re: Sending PCL bitmap print data to a file via lpt in Win XP

Have a look into using ghost script. It may do what you need in a jpeg format.

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/faq.htm#what_is_gs


-denver
Thomas Bianco
Honored Contributor

Re: Sending PCL bitmap print data to a file via lpt in Win XP

you might consider postscript. post script can be set up like a normal generic post script printer on the port "file:"

post script can be easily converted into PDF.
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