BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 02-14-93 (10:32)             Number: 365
From: CALVIN FRENCH                Refer#: NONE
  To: ERIC REIDMILLER               Recvd: NO  
Subj: Lprint                         Conf: (2) Quik_Bas

 ER> i am trying to write a program in quickbasic for my printer to print
 ER> in the spaces provided by my expense reports except that using
 ER> doesn't always match-up.  is there a small increment than "LPRINT" ?
 ER> usin "TAB(x)" works fine for left and right spacing but i can't get
 ER> the lines to match.

I'm not sure if I understand what you mean, but by far the
easiest way (and most de-buggiest too) is to open the printer as
a file. This way, you will have to choose what LPT port the
printer is on, but all around it works better. Try this:

WRITE #1 "This is a test of how WRITE works!"
PRINT #1 "This is a test of how PRINT works!"
PRINT #1 "(So how the heck'd it work?)"

I haven't tried this, but see which works best for you and maybe
it'll help you out!

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