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Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

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  • Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

    Has anyone been able to print with dbdos 3 ,a4v8 and windows 7
    I would appreciate the help

  • #2
    Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

    If it can print a file with command prompt
    copy anytextfile.txt > lpt1
    and same in DbDos
    then check your printer settings in A4
    else if you are using a Windows or usb printer and not parallel then
    contact DbaseLLc and check your hardware and Windows printer port settings with lpt1

    I have also used DOSPRN with DOS success


    • #3
      Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

      Thanks Ray

      I'll try that

      Will the printer be seen in a4 when I configure a windows printer? (Within A4)
      I Have been using xp mode for our w7 computers.
      However Slow and uncertain of the future
      I was hoping DBDos 3 Idea will carry my programs into the future
      Winagent wont run in dos
      We also send email conformations from a4 with outlook
      Been using and building this program since 1993 and don't want to change
      I have used a5 for some applications but still like a4 for quick apps

      Thanks Again


      • #4
        Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

        'fraid that you will have to experiment. Also refer to the Dbdos documentation
        The latest one advertises multiple printer options.
        I stuck with parallel ports with dot matrix with my users only in older version.
        Latterly I leave this to techs, and offer telephonic suggestions from the sidelines.


        • #5
          Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

          What do think of dbdos pro 3 and multi users?
          Will I create corruption


          • #6
            Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

            I wouldnt expect any problems, not had first hand testing opportunity but their support are very approachable, get assurance there.

            I have meantime found and done preliminary testing on open source vDos
            Presents a great size clear screen and testing alongside Clipper S87 and A5, it appears to acknowledge record and file locking. I still need more time to test but I have implemented a write back interface that is now working live. That means not permanently online but writing back batches to DOS app from A5 v10-12 and able to control when it is safe to do.
            Try it out and report findings back here.


            • #7
              Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

              Ray Ive downloaded vDos
              Not sure how to get this program running
              How do you add a4v8


              • #8
                Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

                I have Dbdos Pro3 installed on 5 machines and going to give that a try
                Seems like it might work . Printing, entering data, Change, and quick print to email (sort of)
                Had to change macros for all the reports
                Can print large reports only with direct printing and not with their enhanced printing (still working on)
                The biggest problem I had was with search list and other users
                In order to make work I had to erase the search list on the main menu and in the view screen every time you search (I,F4)for other users to access

                We will have to see what happens
                Worried about corruption
                Keeping my fingers crossed


                • #9
                  Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

                  Rrread the iiinstructions, load the test app.
                  In a nutshell.. use it exactly as you would with a DOS screen with the essential difference that you load any folder on your hard drive as a drive letter. All except Z: which is reserved for its own files.
                  Set up autoexec,txt to load the folder/s you want to make visible to it
                  USE C: c:\dos
                  use g: c:\drive_g
                  use h: c:\accts
                  use p: c:\g
                  rem Switch from Z: to C: (my c:\dos folder as the root of C)
                  rem Select my c:\Dos\ac\prg folder
                  CD \ac\prg
                  rem set any paths I want
                  path = c:\d;c:\bats
                  you can path also to your A4.exe folder - if not accessible directly then USE the folder as a drive and path to that drive


                  • #10
                    Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

                    Just for the record for others. I was unable to get a4v8 to work with dbdos in a network. I was starting to see corrupt files. I hope this helps others.
                    Does any one a have a4v8 users they would like to sell? if so email me at


                    • #11
                      Printing A4v8 and db

                      lots of cases and similar floating arround, if its a usb printer, Id imagine the pi would make a good controler for network 3d printing