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Microsoft KB Archive/103078

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No Generic/Text Only Printer Driver with Windows NT

Article ID: 103078

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5



This article was previously published under Q103078

SUMMARY

Windows NT 3.1 and 3.5 do not include a Generic/Text Only printer driver or any other NULL port driver that allows you to output pure text from an application that cannot export text on its own.

WORKAROUND

  1. Use the Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin printer driver.
  2. Set it to print to FILE.
  3. Format the document with Printer Font.

This produces a file that contains all the text with only a small amount of control codes. You can then edit the control codes out of the file with any text editor, such as Notepad.


Additional query words: prodnt TypeWriter diablo daisy wheel generic text only text-only daisywheel

Keywords: kbprint KB103078