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You can assign the PRN file to Notepad or Wordpad application and it will
print fine. However, that is not going to solve your problem

I like to suggest that instead of going through this tedious process, that
you look at the Spool Settings of your shared printer and make sure you
have set it to "Start Printing after the first page is Spooled". That way,
it will print in background.

Hope that helps.


At 06/28/99 02:52 PM, you wrote:
>I've got a general question on Windows that I am hoping someone on the list
>can answer:
>When I am setting up a printer on WIN98, I have the option of printing to a
>file.  When this is done, WIN98 suggests giving the file the extension
>".prn".  However, once I have done this, there is no association for this
>file name.
>I was envisioning being able to print to a file, then just dragging and
>dropping said print file (*.prn) onto a printer shortcut, and having it
>print the file.  However, because WIN98 doesn't associate *.prn files with
>any particular action, of course nothing happens.
>If I try to associate *.prn files with an action, I am required to use a
>program.  But I can't figure out which program to use, if any.
>The reason I am doing this is we have an HP deskjet hooked up to another
>computer in my office.  Deskjets take forever to print out color plots, and
>I want to be able to transfer the print files to the other computer (no LAN
>in our office), so that I don't tie up my computer.
>Anyone have any experience setting up and actually using a printer as "print
>to file"?  HELP!
>T. Eric Gillham PE
>GK2 Inc.
>PO Box 3207  Agana, Guam  96932
>Email - gk2(--nospam--at)
>Ph:  (671) 477-9224
>Fax: (671) 477-3456