Mombu 2012-05-04 11:32:09
I am still running version 5 under win-os2. Trouble is finding a win-os2
compatible printer for the reports my accountant wants ……..
R. g. newbury 2012-05-04 11:32:28
Further to Doug’s suggestion, you could use a similar work-around by
installing PMPDF (available at netlabs.org under ‘Projects > System
PMPDF is a port driver. You configure a ‘junk’ postscript printer
which ‘talks’ to the port driver. When you print you check the ‘Print
to File’ checkbox (on the print properties page and give a file name).
The output is a PDF File, which Ghostscript (or Adobe) can print, or
which you can e-mail.
For printing from Win-OS2 you probably will have to set up another
printer instance aimed at something like LPT2 and then re-direct that
to the printer you have the PMPDF driver set up with. DOS and Win-OS2
programs do not seem to like printing to anything but a port which
they can recognize (but they are oblivious to the re-direction which
OS2 carries out in the background).
Rde42 2012-05-04 11:32:30
I found PMPDF a bit flaky, and I’m not sure it worked well from
In the end I adopted by current approach. Use a generic PostScript
driver to print to a file, then use GhostScript to convert to PDF.
At the time there was only a UNIX shell script included to call
GhostScript in the ‘right’ way, and I converted that to REXX. I expect
there is a REXX version by now, but if not I can always provide mine.
rde at tavi.co.uk
PC Server 325*4; PS/2s 9585, 8595, 9595*2, 8580*3,