In general, you should not have problems printing from PROBID, PROBILL, PROCOST, PROVAL, or PROPLAN under Windows or network software.
Ensure that a Laser printer (with PCL emulation) is connected to the PC or network. (A parallel connection is necessary unless a network printer is used.)
Install and run the
Go to "
This can occur if the printer has not been properly configured under Windows and/or the network.
Check that the device "
If the printer shows no sign of activity - and it is shared on a network - it may be because
First check for an existing connection.
From a command prompt, type:
To "permanently" connect
Check that the printer is Laserjet compatible (i.e., it supports the PCL printer language), and the PCL mode is hardware or software selected.
This can be done with a batchfile available from our website. Downloaded ZIP file here.
Return to the applications "Printer Setup " screen and try setting " Scalable Fonts" to No.
If this solves the problem your printer does not provide scalable fonts in PCL mode. (See the text fileLJ2FONTS.TXT for details on soft font packages that can greatly improve the flexibility of these printers.)
If your printer does not have PCL emulation - or you cannot print to it because it has no parallel port connection and you are not on a network - you can download and install this Free PCL to PDF Utility which allows you to convert the program's report files to a PDF file which can be viewed or printed under Windows.
To produce a report file from the program:
Go to "Master
Menu" -> "Print Reports".
Choose the "Report Type"
Set "Laser Printer" to Yes
Set "Paper Size" to A4, Letter, etc.
Set "Scalable Fonts" to Yes
Press [F2] to save the changes and print the report to a file.
ThePCL files are saved in the DATA directory with a RPT extension as explained in the Manual.
Use the utility to produce a PDF file corresponding to each of the report files.
The following web pages provide more detailed information on
- Windows printing in general
- Printing from MS-DOS Programs
- Printing over a network
- Speeding up printing
- Solving device conflicts etc.
Windows XP Printing Articles
How to Print to a Network Printer from MS-DOS Programs
"NET USE" Command Syntax
Troubleshooting network printing problems in Windows XP
Windows XP Network Printers and DOS Programs
Slow/Delayed printing from Windows 2000 or XP
WordPerfect for DOS: Printing from Windows
(Much WordPerfect specific information but nevertheless one of the best in depth articles on many Windows printing issues.)
Printing to USB Printers
Utility to print to a USB Printer
See: - Running MS-DOS Versions of PROBID, PROBILL, and PROPLAN under Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7.