How do you do....it? Thread, Trying to open/print .PRN file in Technical; Hi,
A student has managed to save a file as a .PRN file. I can't open it using word or ...
6th June 2013, 01:52 PM #1
Trying to open/print .PRN file
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)?
6th June 2013, 02:14 PM #2
print /D:[printer path] [.prn filepath]
6th June 2013, 02:27 PM #3
Thanks for that unfortunatley now it's saying unable to initialize device.
6th June 2013, 02:32 PM #4
- Rep Power
6th June 2013, 02:34 PM #5
- Rep Power
You can ftp, or LPR a .prn file to some network printers - the method varies dependant on the device though.
6th June 2013, 02:56 PM #6
Ghostscript or other prn viewer.
6th June 2013, 03:32 PM #7
I think the workaround for that is:
Originally Posted by purpleoakley
copy [.prn filepath] > [printer path]
6th June 2013, 05:02 PM #8
I think you also need the /b flag, e.g.
copy /b [.prn filepath] > [printer path]
Thanks to AngryTechnician from:
7th June 2013, 07:29 AM #9
I knew there was something I forgot...
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
7th June 2013, 10:10 AM #10
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.
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