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Re: Printing PCL output under vDosPlus

First, everyone please forget about that ShellPrint.exe that I posted. If you use Acrobat, Acrobat stays open after printing, and that's not what you want.

The reason you saw that error message is that I built it under Visual Studio 2015, and it therefore requires this:


But don't waste your time with this at all, because you don't want Acrobat or whatever staying open after you print.

I've got a full-scale PDF printer utility in the works that uses PDFXCview.exe, but that won't be ready for a while.

Meanwhile, apologies for (1) double-posting and (2) posting something that doesn't work the way it should. As Roseanne Roseannadanna said, "Never mind."

  • From: "John Paines" (Redacted sender "vf200" for DMARC)
  • To: "xywrite@xxxxxxxx"
  • Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 13:40:14 +0000 (UTC)
There's a slightly more complicated way to do it, but this simpler one is 
producing an error message on Win 8.1, indicating that VCRruntime140.dll is 
missing, for which Google is offering conflicting explanations.  
What's the likeliest?  Thanks.
      From: Edward Mendelson 
 To: xywrite@xxxxxxxx 
 Sent: Monday, February 6, 2017 9:49 PM
 Subject: Printing PCL output under vDosPlus
Does XyWrite under vDos plus have a straightforward way to print from a PCL 
driver to the default Windows printer? 
If not, this may be useful.
I’m assuming that you already have pcl6.exe in the vDosPlus folder. Download 
this application:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/%C2%A0cua7evqz8cqpbnk/ShellPrint.%C2%A0exe?dl=1[%C2%A0www.%C2%A0dropbox.%C2%A0https://www.dropbox.com/s/ cua7evqz8cqpbnk/ShellPrint. exe?dl=1[ www. dropbox. ;
com/s/cua7evqz8cqpbnk/ShellPrint. exe?dl=1 ] 
Place it in the vDosPlus folder.
Change the LPT1 line in config.txt to:
LPT1 = ’ShellPrint.exe’ #LPT1.PDF
When you print to LPT1 from a PCL driver, there should be a short pause, and 
then the document should print to the default Windows printer.