There is not much in common between DOS and USB — one knows nothing about the other. So, if you use those good old DOS programs, and you happen to print from of them on a matrix printer — make sure your technicians dont «evacuate» that noisy box during an upgrade; or else the printing may become a major challenge; at least, until you get the Printfil utility.
It adds just a little icon to the tray, but what lies behind it simply overwhelms. Suppose, you need print something out of a character-based application, and the only printer youve got is a USB printer. So what? — Just print as if you were using a regular LPT printer or, save the output in a text file. Printfil will automatically capture the output and forward it to the right port in the appropriate format. Moreover, before having it printed, you can preview how it will look on paper. And if the output is meant to have graphics, tables or anything else available in external image files — load the images in the program, and it will arrange that on paper along with the data. The text can be colorized, varied in width and density, mixed with special fonts like barcodes, ASCII graphics and similar. Theres a nice bonus in the application — an automatic backup of all print jobs; so, should the «rainy day» come, you will be able to recover any print job that has been captured from the archive folder.
With Printfil, output from your console applications — even from those running on remote boxes via telnet — can be printed on any local or networked Windows printer, whether thats USB, GDI, fax and PDF writers or even sent to a remote printer over e-mail.
@SwIt Printfil 5.13 Print from DOS-Windows-Unix-Linux to Windows printers: USB, GDI, PDF, e-mail, network, fax, virtual. Capture from LPT1: to LPT9: and redirect the jobs, even to a printer physically
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