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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:10 AM
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:57 PM
Running WP51 with windows XP, but as a 16 bit program, not a pure DOS environment. Comes up in its own dox type window, although sometimes the computer gets afu and brings it up in a Windows Window, which I promptly close.
Remember that Word Perfect 5.1 and DOS existed well before USB ports were invented.
Are you running WP51 inside of Windows or in a pure DOS environment?
Which version of either?
I did find this for you.
Its a long read and must be run in a Windows environment
Consider a USB to LPT adapter. That might work
Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:45 PM
Edited by Martel, 26 October 2010 - 11:03 PM.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:49 PM
The answer from Platypus hits the nail on the head. (I found no further answers).
I have located a little more info on your situation at WPUniverse aka WPU Forums A wonderful find for me as a WordPerfectŠ User from wayyyy back.
it is as follows...
The method for printing from a Virtual PC DOS computer is this.
1. Install the method in the link above (the link Platypus supplied above) that lets you print from WPDOS to any Windows printer. Accept the default setting that uses C:\TEMPWP as the directory for sending print files.
2. Install WPDOS in a DOS "virtual machine" in Virtual PC (as described in an earlier thread). The "virtual machine" is known as a "guest" machine; your actual physical Windows computer is known as the "host" machine.
3. Use the Virtual PC "shared folders" feature to share the C:\TEMPWP folder on the "host" machine so that it the "guest" virtual machine sees that folder as drive P:; use the option to share this folder every time.
4. In the copy of WPDOS on the "guest" virtual machine, choose a Postscript printer driver (say, the Apple LaserWriter II NTX or the special Ghostscript drivers available at wpdos.org). Set the printer "port" to be this filename: P:\WPDOS.PS
You can now print from WPDOS on the "guest" to any Windows printer connected to the "host" machine.
Thanks to WordPerfectŠ Universe
Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:54 PM
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