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 Post subject: APE Features
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:14 am 

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One of the nicer features in the APE 3.0.X is the Virtual MX-80 printer which allows printing ATASCII characters. When you first open the Virtual MX (VMX), it is in regular Epson MX-80 print mode. If you open the VMX output box, it will show: "Entered MX-80 print mode"

If you want to LIST a BASIC program or graphics, you must LPRINT the following: LPRINT "esc esc ! A" (no spaces between characters)
or quote esc esc shift-1 A quote

The VMX dialogue will show a message:
"Entered ATASCII printing mode, reset printer to escape"

When you want to leave the ATASCII mode, click on Printer Control and then Reset Printer.

Note the following: The printer fonts used are different. In the MX-80 mode, the font is smaller therefore more compressed. In the ATASCII mode, it is larger with better spacing. To me this is much more legible. Longer lines will wrap.

I believe this great feature is available only in the Registered version. (One more good reason to register!)

-Larry


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