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        I wand to thank all who responded to my call for help.  Unfortunately, I did not have any success in getting the HP 1018 to work; however, I took things a bit farther with the following results.
1.)  I contacted Microsoft: they declined to help and referred me to HP.
2.)  I contacted HP: they told me they don't support this type of application.
3.)  I contacted my "friendly neighborhood toner refiller" who charged me $50.00 (as opposed to $275 the last time I bought a cartridge from Epson) and the old Epson now works just fine!!
        Next time I have this problem I'll try the refiller first.
        Thanks again.
H. Daryl Richardson
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 5:54 PM
Subject: RE: DOS to Windows Printing Problem



Could try the following program. Printfile available from.


Often plotting drawings etc.. to files. Using DOS would then copy the file to the printer port, with the /b switch so that printer control codes understood. Unfortunately when moved to windows XP, the method no longer seemed to work: the problem is with the printer ports, I can?t remember the specifics, a while since I investigated the problem. Any case the Printfile program solves the problem.


Print to a file: a printer formatted file or plain text. Then use Printfile to send to printer.



Conrad Harrison

B.Tech (mfg & mech), MIIE, gradTIEAust



South Australia