How to create a generic printer that prints to a file

Discussion in 'General' started by popowich, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    The following steps will create a generic printer in Windows XP that can be used to print to a file.

    • Click the Start button, go to Settings, and then select Printers and Faxes
    Start Settings Printers.JPG

    • Click Add Printer, Next, and then Local Printer, and Next
    Add Printer.JPG

    • Select create new port, local port, and then click next
    Add Printer Wizard.JPG

    • Use the following port: FILE: (Print to File)
    Port Name.JPG

    • Click OK
    • The printer manufacturer is: Generic
    • The printer is: Generic / Text Only
    • Select No for default printer
    • Do not share the printer
    • Select Yes to print a test page
    • Click Finish

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