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Allows character based applications to print to Windows printers, even if it is a Dos/Windows application or a Unix/Linux app running on a Windows PC via telnet.
Printfil - Windows Printing System for Application - This software, designed for Microsoft Windows, will allow you to print ASCII text files using any printer with a Windows driver. The file can be generated from a DOS/WINDOWS application or a UNIX/LINUX application, if it resides on a file system that is accessible from the Windows box (NFS, SCO-VisionFS, Samba and others). Once configured, it will allow you to: - preview printing - include logos or other images stored in separate files - send the files via fax (if a third-party fax service, acting like a printer is installed, i.e. Microsoft Fax) - print A4 landscape sheets instead of printing on dot-matrix 136-column printers - print on USB devices or remote devices over a LAN, even if the original application can not print on that type of device - use special fonts (barcodes, for instance) as well as normal characters - exporting the print jobs in PDF format - use your own escape sequences - and other interesting features. If you are developing host based applications (like Unix) and your customers are using them with a Windows Terminal Emulator, You can stop to fight with transparent-print characters and different settings for different printers. All You need is a shared file system and PRINTFIL.

You can set your application to print to an ascii file, or you can have Printfil capturing the parallel port output, redirecting your print jobs to any printer, including USB, network printers, faxmodems and PDF writers, even if a printer is phisically connected to the captured port, on any PC running Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Linux via Wine.
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Printfil - Windows Printing System for Application FAQ:
  • I've installed Printfil. As soon as my PC connects to the Internet, my firewall notice that Printfil tries to connect to a web site. What happens ?
    The AutoUpdate feature is enabled. If your PC connects to the Internet, then Printfil checks if a newer version is available for download from our web site, else it waits without starting a connection itself. If you want to use this feature, you must set your firewall to allows Printfil to do the check. If you do not want to do this, you can disable the AutoUpdate feature following the instructions provided in the html manual.
  • Does Printfil allow redirection of output from an lpt port to a usb port by a DOS application ?
    Yes, by using the "Printfil" virtual printer installed on the Windows Control Panel. You can set your application to print to an ascii file, or you can have Printfil capturing the parallel port output and redirecting your print jobs to any Windows printer, including USB, network printers, faxmodems and PDF writers. You do not need to change your DOS app. to do this.
  • Can I send Epson Escape sequences to my printer using Printfil ?
    Yes, you can use some different escape sequences. As described on the html manual, Printfil can use proprietary sequences or your own ones (not only Epson then), setting them on the Printfil.ini file. Escape sequences are not directly sent to the printer, they are automatically translated by Printfil into the corresponding graphical effects to be "passed" to the printer driver. In this way Printfil can reproduce those effects (bold, underline, condensed etc.) on any Windows printer, regardless of which emulation the printer is using (or no emulation at all).
  • How can I do to print labels containing barcodes and text descriptions ?
    Text can be printed using a standard Windows font (usually the font chosen on the Printfil configuration dialog). To print barcodes you can switch the font to a barcode one (some or them are available in the download area), then you can print only the textual code (for example "1234567890") to obtain your bars printed.
  • Is it possible to use Printfil to send out the DOS print jobs by e-mail ?
    Yes, you can do this automatically if you have some sort of "virtual printers" installed (for example Adobe Acrobat Distiller). Another option is to export the print job on a PDF file (instructions are included in the html manual) then you can manually send it using your favourite e-mail client.
  • I'm trying to merge a .BMP background , but it is not printed.
    • 1.The filename.cfg must be located in the same directory you put your filename.txt
    • 2.If the .BMP file is placed in a different directory you have to specify its full path
    • 3.The .BMP file must exists and must be readable for the user running Printfil.exe
  • I receive the error message "STACK OVERFLOW" when I try to print.
    Please check if it's a Windows error dialog or a Printfil one. In the first case it could be related to the Windows driver (some Epson models are known to give this error message). Please check for an updated driver for your printer model or try to install a Generic one. If it's a Printfil error, then you are probably merging a very big .BMP background file (or maybe your pc has low resources). Please try to use our sample .BMP background to see if this is the problem. Always remember to save your .BMP files using RLE compression to reduce their size.
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