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Re: CANNOT PRINT FROM EMACS


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: CANNOT PRINT FROM EMACS
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:53:00 +0300

> From: "Lawrence I Briel" <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 10:18:39 -0400
> 
> When I select the "print buffer" option in Emacs, one of two outcomes will
> happen: (1) If there is no assignment of a printer name in the "_emacs"
> file, my system locks up and must be rebooted through the task manager, or
> (2) If a printer name is assigned using the statement (setq printer-name
> "MyPrinter"), the contents of the emacs buffer are copied to a file on the
> c-drive with the same name as that assigned to the printer, eg
> "c\:MyPrinter".  If this file does not exist, it is created; if it does
> exist, the contents of the buffer are appended following a page-advance
> (^L).
>  This behavior is the same for both Emacs versions 19 and 21.
> 
> Any additional suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Please read the section "MS-DOS Printing" in the Emacs manual (don't
be fooled by the name: it's not only about MS-DOS).  It describes a
couple of ways to overcome these problems.



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