Problem printing from DOS based programs

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Problem printing from DOS based programs

Postby bikeromany » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:34 pm

doPDF works great with most applications, but printing to pdf from dos based programs doesn't work. With spooler on, it shows up in the printer window and just sits there; with spooler off, it is the same except it doesn't release the dos program. The program remains open waiting for a signal from the printer.

Somehow, the doPDF program is never triggered, and the doPDF box never comes up to save the PDF.

The dos program I'd particularly like this to work with is a data base program called FILEPRO.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Problem printing from DOS based programs

Postby paving » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:46 pm

There are several small programs which allow to print DOS reports into Windows printers (Printfil, Dosprint, DOSPRN, DOS2USB). I recommend to use DOSPRN software since it is full-featured but most inexpensive utility.

You can download it free from

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