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Support for the COMPAQ PAGEMARQ 20 and 15 Printers


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, versions 5.5, 6.0


Microsoft added support for the Compaq Pagemarq 20 and 15 printers in Word 6.0 for MS-DOS. The new printer driver and initialization file, COMPAQ.PRD and COMPAQ.INI respectively, are supplied on the Supplemental Printer Drivers disks.

For information on obtaining the supplemental printer disks, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

obtain and supplemental and drivers and available and 6.0 and word


This printer driver is intended for use with Word versions 5.5 and 6.0 only. Any use of this printer driver with a version of Word earlier than 5.5 is untested, and Microsoft does not guarantee the results.

Printer Driver Specification: Internal PostScript Fonts

Font                     Sizes
----                     -----

Courier                  1-127
Helvetica                1-127
AvantGarde               1-127
HelvNarrow               1-127
Bookman                  1-127
Times-Roman              1-127
NewCentSchlbk            1-127
Palatino                 1-127
ZapfChancery             1-127
Symbol                   1-127
LineDraw                 12
ZapfDingbats             1-127 

Printer Driver Specification: Internal PCL5 Fonts

Font                     Sizes
----                     -----

Times                    1-127
Univers                  1-127
LinePrinter              8.5
Courier                  10,12 

Landscape Printing

The COMPAQ PAGEMARQ printer can rotate internal fonts to print portrait fonts in landscape orientation; you do not need a landscape .PRD file to print in landscape orientation. However, you cannot combine portrait and landscape orientation on the same page.

Font Shading

You can access the font shading capabilities of the COMPAQ PAGEMARQ 20 using the Colors setting in the Format Character dialog box. Dark, Medium, Light, and White font shading options are available.


Printing downloadable fonts and graphics can exceed the memory capacity of your printer. When your printer runs out of memory, an error message appears on the printer, and your document may lose text or print incorrectly. To print such documents, use fewer or smaller downloadable fonts or decrease the Graphics Resolution setting in the printer driver so your graphics require less printer memory. You can also purchase additional memory for your PAGEMARQ printer.

Printer Specifications

Font cartridges:             None

Downloadable fonts:          Yes

Graphics resolution (dpi):   PCL5: 300 x 300

                             PostScript Level 2: 300 x 300,
                             400 x 400, 800 x 400

                             PostScript Level 1: 300 x 300

Maximum number of
fonts per page:              Limited only by memory

Memory:                      4 megabytes (MB), expandable to
                             20 MB for the PAGEMARQ 20

Unprintable regions:         Top: .22 inch
                             Bottom: .16 inch
                             Left: .23 inch
                             Right: .24 inch

Bin Support:                 High capacity output TwinTray
                             (holds approximately 500 sheets)

                             Printer has three paper tray slots,
                             so you can print up to 1500 pages at
                             once by acquiring additional
                             high capacity output TwinTrays.

                             Trays hold either letter
                             (8.5-by-11 inch) or A4 (210 mm x
                             297 mm) paper size

Optional:                    Additional TwinTrays
                              - Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
                              - A4 (210 mm x 297 mm)

                             Additional Nonmotorized Paper Trays
                              - Letter (8.5 by 11 inches)
                              - A4 (210 mm by 297 mm)
                              - Legal (8.5 by 14 inches)
                              - Ledger (11 by 17 inches)
                              - A5 (148 mm by 210 mm)
                              - A3 (297 mm by 420 mm)
                              - B4 (257 mm by 364 mm)

                             Multipurpose Sheet Feeder 

Additional query words: 6.00 postscript pagemark page marq

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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