Re: Printing PS files

Subject: Re: Printing PS files
From: Joanne Greene <joanne -dot- greene -at- JACOBUS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 13:12:39 -0400

Our method requires giving up the GUI and going to the DOS command prompt.
Many non-progamming people don't care for this.

From Windows NT 3.5, we go to the DOS comand prompt and use a COPY or a TYPE
command to the device (printer) name. Your LAN admin can help you with this
and give you the device name. It is easier to find the printer device name
on NT 3.5 and win 3.1--it is in the printer dialog, but in making Win 95/NT4
"user friendly" the designers hid this critical bit of technical info from
the user. In my opinion, the user friendly approach makes it harder to learn
anything about how the system really works. But then I'm an old horse when
it comes to PCs. My experience predates Windows.

The syntax is
copy filename devicename

If you're not on a LAN, redirect the output to your printer port, which for
most people is LPT1


At 09:57 AM 4/30/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Greetings:
>
>Does anyone know of shareware or another easy way to print postscript files
>from a Windows 95 or Windows NT machine?
>
>Thanks,
>gina king
>
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