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Works: Support for the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 4L Printer

PSS ID Number: Q100778 Article last modified on 10-21-1998

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Works for MS-DOS, versions 2.x and 3.0

Microsoft Works for MS-DOS does not ship with direct support for the Hewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet 4L printer. According to Hewlett-Packard (HP), support for the LaserJet 4L in Works 3.0 for MS-DOS is provided by drivers available from HP via the following sources:

  • HP Distribution: (303) 339-7009
  • CompuServe: type: GO HPPER
  • HP’s BBS: (208) 344-1691 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity 300-14,400 bps
  • Internet

HP LaserJet 4L Emulations

According to the “HP LaserJet 4L Printer User’s Manual,” the 4L emulates the LaserJet 4 and LaserJet III/IIIP printers. These printers are supported in Works 3.0 by the printer drivers HP4.PRD and HP3.PRD, which are included on shipped disks. In Works 2.0, the LaserJet III is supported by HP3UPD.PRD, which is available on the Microsoft Works Conversion and Supplemental Setup Kit #1.

Microsoft has not tested these emulations and therefore cannot guarantee their results.

To obtain the supplemental kit, call Microsoft Sales Information Center at (800) 426-9400 and request the Microsoft Works Conversion and Supplemental Setup Kit #1 for Works version 2.0. If you call from outside the United States, call Microsoft International Sales Information Center at (425) 936-8661.

Font Support

When using the LaserJet 4 driver (HP4.PRD) shipped with Works 3.0, you should be able to print all of the fonts resident in the LaserJet 4L. However, there are fonts listed in this driver that are not available in the LaserJet 4L and will not print correctly. These fonts will most likely default to Univers. To correct this problem, obtain the LaserJet 4L driver from Hewlett-Packard.

Fonts Available in the LaserJet 4L

CG Times Univers Courier Albertus Antique Olive Coronet


“HP LaserJet 4L Printer User’s Manual,” page 3-3, “How to Obtain Additional Printer Drivers And Software Application Notes.”

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