Printer guidance

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Printer guidance

Postby JohnBaldwin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:49 pm

I now have a new printer, an HP Laserjet P2055, on my m/c.

My guess is that configuring DfD to think that it is a, 'HP Ser.3 Portrt' will work perfectly satisfactorily, but it would be helpful to know if anyone can confirm that such is the case ... or the contrary (in which case an alternative suggestion would be much appreciated, please).

Thanks in advance - and greetings to all Ff users.

John
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Re: Printer guidance

Postby Fred Kingston » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:06 pm

Yes.. I can confirm it... You can also use a HP Ser.4 Portrt if you have one...
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Re: Printer guidance

Postby JohnBaldwin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:17 pm

Thanks, Fred.
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Re: Printer guidance

Postby Phil Winkler » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:45 pm

John, does this printer have a parallel port? If only USB you will have to some work.
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Re: Printer guidance

Postby JohnBaldwin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:49 pm

Please elaborate Fred, as I can see no parallel port and it IS attached via a USB connection.

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Re: Printer guidance

Postby Phil Winkler » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:55 pm

John, Fred is asleep at this time of day. He's old.

Open the Properties of your printer and go to the sharing tab

Share the printer and give it a simple share name like Laser. Save the info.

Find your computername.

At a CMD prompt enter this:
net use lpt1 \\computername\sharename /p:y
and hit Enter

You should see: Command completed successfully.

Tell DataEase your printer is on lpt1.
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Re: Printer guidance

Postby JohnBaldwin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:20 pm

Sorry Phil - just assumed it was Fred without properly looking!

Thanks for coming back ... but I get

C:\Users\JohnBaldwin>net | use lpt1 \\JCBALDWIN\Laser /p:y
'use' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

I suspect that there needs to be a colon before or after lpt1 - am I correct?
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Re: Printer guidance

Postby KjetilUrne » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:59 am

You need to omit the "|" that you put in between "net" and "use". Simply do as Phil tells you to :)
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Re: Printer guidance

Postby JohnBaldwin » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:03 pm

Many thanks, Kjetil. (I'm confident I tried just that originally and got a DOS error ... but trying again has given all the appearance of it behaving as Phil (and you) suggest.)

As they say in this (rather small) part of the world: "Diolch yn fawr", and also: "Nadolig Llawen" to all Ffenicians.

John
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Re: Printer guidance

Postby Fred Kingston » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:13 pm

What happened? I just woke up...
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