I have a problem when using dos x copy, to copy a file from wp51 for DOS, to a created dir on the C; drive,
then printing same to the screen, using the c:\type c: (name of file).
The wp51 file, which was copied to a named directory on the c: drive, does type/print to the screen,
HOWEVER, WP51 PROGRAMMING gibberish appears, before the accurate print of the file.
In other words, the correct printed file is preceded by gibberish and symbols such as
WPCD , then a box, a smiley face and other symbols, which I know to be wp51 programming symbols.
Does anybody have an idea for putting something in the c:\type c:\(name of file) command which will eliminate this problem?
I have gone to the printer properties and changed the processor setting from RAW to TEXT, but that doesn't help. I tried a few of the other print processor settings, but they produce the same result.
What I am really trying to do is get a wp51 file to print to a newer windows printer, which will not print from DOS. I have used the following command:
c:\d:\net use lpt1\\(name of computer)\(share name of printer) c:\wp51\(directory)\(file name)
This will print the document, but it is even more replete with the above programming symbols, scattered throughout the document, this time.
I figured I would use x copy from DOS to get the file printed to the screen, then try to print from the screen--
since I haven't gotten that far with the x copy route, the more I think about it, the less I believe the windows printer will print it from the screen. So, my second route above seems more probable to be successful, if I can figure out how to get rid of the programming symbols.
Is there a programmer among you? I'm not really that conversant with programming language, BASIC etc.?
NERDS, feel free to respond with precious advice!