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From:  Bill Reese
Date:  Wed Nov 8, 2000  2:55 pm
Subject:  Re: INSTRUCTION: Printer Setup SignWriter 4.3


Val,

If the printer is connected through the USB port, then the output needs to be
sent to the Windows Printer - sending to COM or LPT ports won't work. Since
sending it to the Windows Printer is not an option in SignWriting 4.3, it would
be best for those using USB (like I do), to print to Postscript file as we've
discussed before.

It IS possible to send output of a DOS program to the Windows Printer. I have
a DOS program that does that. I just don't know how it does it... ;-)

Bill Reese


Valerie Sutton wrote:

> Nancy Cole wrote:
> >>> I know I'm such a pain BUT I'm having another problem. I finally
> >>>got the shareware here at school for my kids, but we can't print.
> >>>I tried the setup but our printer is a Lexmark 3200, now what? Is
> >>>there another way to print, or???? Nancy Cole <<<
>
> SignWriting List
> November 8, 2000
>
> Hello Everyone, and Nancy!!
>
> I am so happy to know that you were able to download the SignWriter
> shareware, Nancy! That is good news.
>
> Although laser printers work better with SignWriter 4.3, there are
> some ink jet printers that print well too...so you need to experiment
> a little. You need to try several different printing modes and
> several different interfaces, and maybe it might magically work - we
> hope!
>
> Here are the basic instructions.... experiment a little on the computer....
>
> --------------
>
> INSTRUCTION SIGNWRITER 4.3
> Printing Setup
>
> 1. These words appears at the bottom of your screen when you open the
> SignWriter Computer Program:
>
> Edit New Print File Directory Setup Quit
>
> The Setup command is used to install your printer.
>
> 2. To access the Setup command, hold one finger on the Alt key, and
> at the same time press the S key (S for Setup).
>
> 3. This appears at the bottom of your screen:
>
> Setup | Printing Country Dictionary
>
> 4. Next, press the P key (for Printing).
>
> 5. This appears at the bottom of your screen:
>
> Setup | Printer Interface Format Numbers Lines
>
> 6. Press the P key again (for Printer). The following appears:
>
> Setup | Epson *Hewlett-Packard Postscript
>
> 7. Press the E key if you have a dot-matrix printer.
> Press the H key if you have a "non-postscript" Laser printer.
> Press the P key if you have a "postscript" Laser printer.
>
> NOTE: If you own an InkJet Printer, and you have problems printing,
> experiment with all three to see which one works for you...
>
> After you do this, SignWriter's original command line appears at the
> bottom of your screen:
>
> Edit New Print File Directory Setup Quit
>
> There is now a second step you must go through....
>
> 8. The Setup command is also used to install your interface. To
> access the Setup command, press the Alt key, plus the S key (S for
> Setup).
>
> 9. This appears:
>
> Setup | Printing Country Dictionary
>
> 10. Press the P key (for Printing).
>
> 11. This appears:
>
> Setup | Printer Interface Format Numbers Lines
>
> 12. Press the I key (for Interface). This appears:
>
> Setup | 1--COM 1 2--COM 2 *3--LPT 1 4--LPT 2
>
> 13. Press the 1 key if your interface is COM 1.
> Press the 2 key if your interface is COM 2.
> Press the 3 key if your interface is LPT 1.
> Press the 4 key if your interface is LPT 2.
>
> Note: If you don't know which interface to choose, see the manual
> that came with your printer, or ask someone to help you.
>
> 14. If you have problems printing later, experiment by re-setting
> your interface choices (COM-1, or COM-2, LPT-1, or LPT-2) to another
> one of the four...try all four until one magically works!! ;-)
>
> If after trying all four interfaces, you still have problems, please
> write to me personally. I am happy to help you!
>
> --
>
> Val ;-)
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> Valerie Sutton
>
>
> Visit the SignWritingSite:
> http://www.SignWriting.org


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