Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook

Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

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

  • #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

    Comment


    • #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
      Mark

      Comment


      • #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.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

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

          Comment


          • #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.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

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

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Printing A4v8 and dbdos 3

                Ray
                Today
                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
                Thanks
                Mark

                Comment


                • #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
                  Code:
                  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)
                  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

                  Comment


                  • #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 markkenworthy@yahoo.com
                    Thanks

                    Comment


                    • #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

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X