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Article #92 (419 is last): Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions From: visitor Subject: PRINTER CODES Date: Sun Jul 30 09:15:46 1989 I HAVE AN ATARI 1200XL (I KNOW, THE FIRST MISTAKE) AND A 1025 PRINTER. I CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE PRINTER TO PRINT CONDENSED OR ELONGATED TEXT FROM BASIC OR FROM TEXTPRO AND SPEEDSCRIPT WORD PROCESSORS. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU COULD GIVE ME ON THIS AS IT IS DRIVING ME NUTS! THANX ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Sun Apr 5 14:09:31 1987 ** Let's start with BASIC. Are you trying to test your 1025 with LPRINT statements? If so, you ### need to know that this command closes and re-opens the printer channel with each LPRINT statement, making it impossible to set up printing with one LPRINT command, then print with the next. Instead, use: 10 OPEN #2,8,0,"P:" . . . j PRINT #2;CHR$(27);CHR$(code) j+10 PRINT #2;"your test text" . . . k CLOSE #2 . As for textpro and speedscript, have you followed the instructions on how to install your own printer-driver? That can be important even though the documentation may not stress the fact. Your Co-Sysop John E. Suchhy aa271 Thanks for asking.