Microsoft KB Archive/10111
System Hangs in Version 1.20 when Printer Is Not Connected PSS ID Number: Q10111 Article last modified on 05-11-1988 PSS database name: D_MPlan
Problem: My system stops when I attempt to print a file without the printer being connected.
Response: If you attempt to print without connecting to a printer while using Multiplan Version 2.00, there will be a 30-second pause while DOS attempts to find a printer. After this time, the message “Printer Error” will appear and control will be returned to the command line. Note that the pause is a function of DOS, so machines that run other operating systems (such as proprietary versions of DOS) may behave differently. This problem was corrected in Multiplan Version 2.00.
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1988.