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Selecting PostScript Interactive Mode to Print Documents

PSS ID Number: Q44186 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

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NEC LC-890 printers using PostScript firmware Version 47, Revision 2 may need to be set into PostScript interactive mode to allow you to print Word documents. To select PostScript interactive mode on the NEC LC-890, copy a text file containing the following PostScript commands (which are case sensitive) to the printer:

statusdict Begin 1 setsoftwareiomode end

After printing the document, set the printer back to PostScript batch mode (the mode used by most programs, including Word) by sending the following text file to the printer:

statusdict Begin 0 setsoftwareiomode end


For more information on the PostScript batch and interactive modes, consult the NEC Silentwriter LC-890 user’s guide or technical reference guide.

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