How to create a generic printer that prints to a file

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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