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    Printing To A File

    Anyone come up or know of some software [ free ] that you can drag .PRN files over to a printer and then they print ?
    The only way I can work out so far is to use a command line instruction:

    copy report.prn lpt1:

    Of couse I don't want - [ and expect ] teachers to do this for a load of .prn files. I have a few ideas floating around in my head for a script but was wondering if anyone has any suggestions ?

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    Re: Printing To A File

    Just found this - which may do the trick...

    http://www.magma.ca/%7Erussrite/PrnPrint/index.html

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    Re: Printing To A File

    follow the instructions in this KB article.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158081

    Might need a bit of fiddling to make it go on XP though.

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    Re: Printing To A File

    Ta muchly - that free prog I just DLed and tested works quite well too.

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    Re: Printing To A File

    I'm surprised you didn't do something in AutoIt, Matt

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    Re: Printing To A File

    I'm surprised you didn't do something in AutoIt, Matt
    Well.............. :-)
    When I was looking into this for our NM the code started to appear in my brain - then I was worried I would have to start parsing the list of .prn files that needed printing - thank god I found that free utility !!

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