Slow printing in DOS program using Print Screen

  HighTower 19:00 11 Feb 2003

Hi everyone,

I am doing some research for a client who has an OKIPAGE 14ex printer. It performs excellently from within windows and very well from a "print report" page within a bespoke DOS application (which runs emulated in Win98). When the user presses the Print Screen key in this DOS application (as is required to print details of a transaction) the printer eventually prints the screen (text only) but takes many minutes to do so.

Anyone got any ideas?

  HighTower 10:01 12 Feb 2003

any ideas?

  pj123 12:11 12 Feb 2003

From the DOS prompt try: copy (filename) lpt1 (enter) and see if that is any quicker. Make sure there are spaces between copy and the filename and lpt1.

  HighTower 13:17 17 Feb 2003

Apparently some programs in DOS do not send an "end of page" command and so time out after a certain pre-set time. You can adjust this time in the printer settings. Changing it from 300 seconds to 5 seconds solved the problem.

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