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    Sandra Anderson
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    Am troubleshooting an app. for a customer using A4V6, and find my new printer (HPOfficejet G55)won't print from A4. Anyone know what old driver might work, or if new ones are available? Sorry for using A5 forum but I've never gotten an answer to q's on A4 board

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    Sandra,

    I am not very fimilar with the HP OfficeJet, are you sure that it is not a
    Windows only printer? If it is all is not lost if you can select print to
    file. Check out this site for help http://www.amerimports.com/dosprint/

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    Sandra,

    Try hp550c or hp500

    These are both universal to most hp's

    I use them a lot whrn I am on the road and working on other peoples computers

    Also My HP R40 works better with the 550c than it's own driver


    Good Luck
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    I like the idea of using HP550c or 500 but it doesn't seem to be an option in A4V6. So for now I'll print to file until I find a better way. Thanks!

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    Is the Deskjet 500 an option?

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    Sandra,

    A lot of printers emulate the Epson printer language, if the hp does you might
    try using an Epson driver, it should be among the list of printers in A4V6.

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    I would try the HP Deskjet Portrait or any other deskjet
    You may have to play with the settings a bit though

    The hp550c is not listed but I have printed many reports on my old 550c from a4v6 and older versions too

    I still have apps built on a4v6 that i haven't been able to dupe in a5 ( it works too good )

    Good Luck
    Dave Mason
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    Sandra Anderson
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    Deskjet 500 not an option. Deskjet series portrait didn't work. Tried an Epson(Rx or some such) - didn't work. Maybe I'll have to go down the list one by one! Glad tho that printing to file IS an option! Thanks all.

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    The following WEB page has links to info on configuring printers for ALPHA4 in windows plus an alternatives if all else fails.

    http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/pverboom/

    It also contains a newer typeset printer definition file.

    I hope it helps

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