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Article #73 (419 is last): Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions From: ab714 Subject: MPP EXPRESS Date: Sun Jul 30 09:10:50 1989 Can anyone tell why I cant get the option Shift/Control/P to work. Im talking about using MPP EXPRESS tele.comm. program on my SUPRA 300AT mo modem. I have a STAR NX printer with a P:R: interface. This option is supposed to be able to print an image of the current screen to my printer. But all I get is about 5 or 6 characters and then the everything seems to just lock up. Sometimes if I take the printer off line I can get the program working again with the BBS I was communicating with. The only way I have any success using my printer i s to copy a screen to my buffer and then capture it to a file Then after I log off, I reload the buffer and take option "Z" which then prints the contents of the buffer.This isnt to bad, but sometimes I forget to dump the buffer to my disk before I log off. If I forget to do this, I loose everthing that was in the buffer, plus the program locks up, and I have to reboot it. What am I doing wrong. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Fri Feb 27 08:16:14 1987 ** YOU PROBABLY AREN'T DOING ANYTHING WRONG. OTHER PEOPLE ARE HAVING TROUBLE USING MODEMS AND PRINTERS AT THE SAME TIME. USUALLY THAT'S AN XM301 AND ANY PRINTER THAT IS USED WITH AN INTERFACE THAT DOESN'T HAVE A SEPARATE POWER SUPPLY (APE FACE, U-PRINT-A, ZETEK, ETC .). MY BEST GUESS IS THAT THE 5VOLT POWER SUPPLY SUPPLIED WITH THE ATARI COMPUTERS IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO PROPERLY HANDLE THE EXTRA LOAD. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking.