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    Trying to open/print .PRN file

    Hi,

    A student has managed to save a file as a .PRN file. I can't open it using word or PDF.
    Is there any way to open it or even print it (dragging and dropping to printer doesn't work)?

    Thanks

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    Code:
    print /D:[printer path] [.prn filepath]
    I think...

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    Hi X-13

    Thanks for that unfortunatley now it's saying unable to initialize device.

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    You can ftp, or LPR a .prn file to some network printers - the method varies dependant on the device though.

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    Ghostscript or other prn viewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleoakley View Post
    Hi X-13

    Thanks for that unfortunatley now it's saying unable to initialize device.
    I think the workaround for that is:

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    copy [.prn filepath] > [printer path]

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    I think you also need the /b flag, e.g.

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    copy /b [.prn filepath] > [printer path]

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I think you also need the /b flag, e.g.

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    copy /b [.prn filepath] > [printer path]
    I knew there was something I forgot...

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    Hi All,

    Thank you for your help but I still can't get it to do anything. Every so frustrated at the moment. As a bit of a novice I have installed Ghostscript but have no idea how to use it and the Guide isn't very helpful so any tips would be great.

    Thank you

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