#1118 yap: cannot write on LPT4:

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Yap (316)
2012-11-08
2004-07-09
impala_sc
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Yap 2.4.1596
WinXP SP1
AFPL GhostScript 8.14 installed

Viewing a .DVI file in YAP and choose Print Postscrpt...
Used the DVI -> PostScript -> Printer method
I get the message 'MiKTeX Print Utility failed for some
reason.'
Doesn't matter which queue I select (local, network, or
file)
If I use the 'normal' print command, everything works.
Yap is configured to use c:\texmf\miktex\bin\mgs.exe

Discussion

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    That's not enough. Please attach a DebugView log.

     
  • impala_sc
    impala_sc
    2004-07-13

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    OK, looking at the log I see it's not supposed to work.
    Can you change this to a feature request?
    The feature would be to print postscript to any printer port
    like GSView does. Not just to LPT1: LPT2: or LPT3:

     
  • impala_sc
    impala_sc
    2004-07-13

    yap must print to LPT1:

     
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    Thanks for the log file. For some reason, Dvips cannot
    write to LPT4: Can you tell me more about this printer port?

     
  • impala_sc
    impala_sc
    2004-07-14

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    LPT4: is a 'Standard TCP/IP Port'. Naming this type of port
    with the form LPTx: used to work in Win9x when a DOS program
    wanted to print. Like capturing a printer port without the
    capture. It doesn't work in WinXP.
    However, it isn't just LPT4: that doesn't work. As you can
    see from the attached .LOG file, it cannot use
    FILE: (aka print to file)
    - or -
    \clemsonu\MATHSCI01.Martin.Printing.clemsonu (a netware
    queue)
    - or -
    mshpadmin1 (another 'Standard TCP/IP Port' with a normal name)
    Basically, if I cannot do: C:>copy file.log INSERT_PORT_HERE
    then DVI cannot print postscript to the port.
    This is something GSView can do.
    I understand why, which is why I changed it from a bug to a
    feature request.