Useful articles and videos about DOS, Unix, Linux and Windows-console printing to newer Windows printers and systems

How to print from DOS programs to USB, GDI, Virtual and other Windows-Only printers

Video: How to print from DOS programs to USB, GDI, Virtual and other Windows-Only printers Article: How to print from DOS programs to USB, GDI, Virtual and other Windows-Only printers

DOS programs cannot directly print to USB, GDI and Virtual Windows printers. This article explain you why, and how to let them printing on newer printers through Printfil.

How to make DOS programs on Terminal Server printing to local or remote Windows printers

Video: How to make DOS programs on Terminal Server printing to local or remote Windows printers Article: How to make DOS programs on Terminal Server printing to local or remote Windows printers

How to print from Ms-Dos and Windows-Console programs installed on a Windows Terminal Server to a local or remote Windows printer, including GDI, Windows-Only and Virtual printers with Printfil.

How to print from DOS programs to PDF files

Video: How to print from DOS programs to PDF files

DOS programs cannot directly print to PDF printers. This video shows how to let them doing it through Printfil.

Printfil installation on peer-to-peer networks

Video: How to install Printfil on peer-to-peer networks

This video shows how to centralize Printfil installation on a peer-to-peer network: a group of 2 or more computers, each of which acts as a node for sharing files within the group.

Merge images to DOS print jobs instead of printing on preprinted forms

Video: Merge images to DOS print jobs instead of printing on preprinted forms

What if a DOS print job is an invoice designed to be printed on preprinted stationery? Having a PDF (for example) with just the text without the background form doesn't make sense!

How to print from Linux/Unix server program to any Windows client printer

Video: How to print from Linux/Unix server program to any Windows client printer Article: How to print from Linux/Unix server program to any Windows client printer

If you're using a Linux / Unix / host server serving programs to a Windows client network via Telnet, ssh, etc., this article explains different techniques to capture the host print jobs.

How to email a DOS print job with or without user intervention

Video: How to email a DOS print job with or without user intervention

In addition to automatically convert DOS print jobs to PDF files, Printfil allows even sending them out via e-mail, with or without user intervention. This video explains how to do it.

How to make DOS programs printing faster in Windows

Article: How to make DOS programs printing faster in Windows

If your DOS program is very slow when printing in Windows, then most probably it's not closing the LPT port at the print job end or it's hogging the CPU. Find out in this article how to solve these problems.

How to go from DOS printing on carbon copy paper to a multipage PDF

Video: How to go from DOS printing on carbon copy paper to a multipage PDF

This video explains how to make a DOS program designed to print an invoice to carbonless sheets on a matrix printer, producing a multipage PDF with the different background forms instead.

VirtualBox printing from a DOS virtual machine

Video: VirtualBox printing from a DOS virtual machine

Printing from DOS programs to Windows printers from a DOS virtual machine installed on VirtualBox is possible, through Printfil. This video shows how to redirect the DOS LPT1: port and send the DOS prints to any Windows printer.

How to print PRN files and Direct PDF printing

Video: How to print PRN files and Direct PDF printing

Printing PRN and PDF files with Printfil is easy. Just drag and drop them to the Printfil's icon or use the Command Prompt / a batch file.

Print files PDF, PRN, PCL by the Command Prompt

Video: Print files PDF, PRN, PCL by the Command Prompt

How to print files PDF, PRN, PCL to the desired Windows printer by the Command Prompt (or batch files) with or without user intervention.

Printing lines with box-drawing characters

Video: Printing lines with box-drawing characters

This video shows how to print lines and boxes by using Box-drawing characters (AKA line-drawing characters) in the Ascii table, by using a True Type Windows PC8 font to obtain them solid rather than dashed.

3 ways for DOS printing to TEXT files

Video: 3 ways for DOS printing to TEXT files

This video shows 3 different methods to export DOS print jobs to txt files with or without user intervention:
- by the print preview
- by the FILE: printer
- by the automatic archiving option

How to archive DOS print jobs (for later reprinting)

Video: How to archive DOS print jobs (for later reprinting)

This video explains how to automatically archive copies of the captured DOS print jobs with Printfil so that you can see and/or reprint them at a later date, even on a different printer.

Archive DOS print jobs to PDF (and view or print them simultaneously)

Video: Archive DOS print jobs to PDF (and view or print)

This video shows 3 different methods to archive DOS print jobs to PDF files in a folder of your choice and view or print them simultaneously, with or without user intervention

How to print from DOS to 2 printers simultaneously

Video: Print from DOS to 2 printers simultaneously

This video shows how to use the Printfil's archiving option to print the same DOS job twice, to 2 different Windows printers, simultaneously.

How to capture multiple LPT ports simultaneously

Video: Capture multiple LPT ports simultaneously

This video shows how to capture LPT1: and LPT2: simultaneously to redirect the prints to 2 different Windows printers.

How to capture LPT1: even if it's physically present

Video: How to capture LPT1 even if it's physically present

Newer Windows versions may refuse to capture LPT1: if it's physically present in the hardware machine.
In this video, we see 2 possible solutions to that problem.

Print DOS screens by the PrtSc keyboard button

Video: Print DOS screens by the PrtSc keyboard button

This video shows how to enable the PrtSc button on a DOS program running in Windows, so that it sends the content directly to the printer(s), like in the DOS age.

Print barcodes from simple text

Video: Print barcodes from simple text

This video shows how to print barcodes with Printfil when the source program outputs simply the textual code.

How to colorize DOS prints

Video: How to colorize DOS prints

With Printfil you can easily colorize the captured DOS prints, even if originally they were monochromatic, both at print time and programmatically.

How to make DOS prints darker

Video: How to make DOS prints darker

This video shows how to make DOS prints darker by changing the print quality or by selecting a darker Windows font.

Change paper orientation in DOS prints

Video: Change paper orientation in DOS prints

This video shows how to choose the preferred paper orientation for each DOS print job, with or without user intervention.

DOS prints in multiple copies

Video: DOS prints in multiple copies

In this video, we see 3 ways to print multiple copies out of a single DOS print manually, without using printer escape sequences or the optional CFG file.

Print from DOS to various trays

Video: Print from DOS to various trays

This video shows 2 ways to select your preferred printer tray when printing from a legacy program, like DOS, through Printfil.

Change font size in DOS prints

Video: Change font size in DOS prints

This video shows how to change the font size when Printfil is setup to print by the GDI printing engine, to avoid the captured print being autofitted to the page.

How to register Printfil with the license keys

Video: How to register Printfil with the license keys

This video shows how to register Printfil with the license codes: with the PFL file or by manually entering the data.

Fullscreen DOSBox (and vDosPlus, vDos)

Video: Fullscreen DOSBox (and vDosPlus, vDos)

This video shows how to run DOSBox (and vDosPlus, vDos) in full screen mode and what happens when printing if the Printfil's print preview is enabled.

How to print from Clipper DOS to any Windows printer

Article: How to print from Clipper DOS to any Windows printer

This article explain you how to let Clipper DOS programs printing to USB, GDI and Virtual Windows printers through Printfil.

How to print from Basic DOS to any Windows printer

Article: How to print from Basic DOS to any Windows printer

This article explain you how to let Basic DOS programs printing to USB, GDI and Virtual Windows printers through Printfil.

 

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