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    Printing a .prn file (Windows/Word XP)

    On my notebook I've selected my home printer and saved page 4 of a 10 page document as a .prn file; I'll print it when I get home. After getting home and connecting the printer, what is the quickest way to print this .prn file? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    Re: Printing a .prn file (Windows/Word XP)

    If your home computer is configured to print from DOS then going to a command window and typing
    COPY file.PRN LPT1:

    Will do the trick

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    Re: Printing a .prn file (Windows/Word XP)

    I've always used the method Stuart recommended, but with one addition: I append the /b argument to the DOS command. This sends the file in strict binary mode, preventing the printer or DOS from interpreting any control characters in the data stream. I honestly can't remember now what problem this avoided (it was years ago), but it saved lots of annoyance and caused none.

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