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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.


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