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MergePRD Adds TrueType Fonts to Daisy Wheel Printer Driver

PSS ID Number: Q100403 Article last modified on 11-02-1994



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, version 6.0


You can add TrueType font support to the daisy wheel printer driver file (TTYWHEEL.PRD) using the version of MergePRD supplied with Word version 6.0 for MS-DOS. However, daisy wheel printers do not support graphics, so they cannot print TrueType fonts. MergePRD should add TrueType fonts only to the .PRF file, for use by print preview.


The following command adds TrueType font support to the .PRD and .PRF files for your daisy wheel printer driver:

(mergeprd /t TTYWHEEL *.ttf)

When you print TrueType fonts on a daisy wheel printer using the resulting .PRD and .PRF files, Word prompts you with the following message:

Mount print wheel for [font name]

After you choose OK, Word displays the following error message:

Printer does not support graphics. TrueType fonts will not print. Do you want to continue?

If you choose Yes, the printer maps the TrueType font to an internal printer font and prints the document.

KBCategory: kbprint KBSubcategory: Additional reference words: 6.00 daisywheel true type ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1994.