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Printfil 5.6

Allows character based applications to print on Windows printers and PDF export.

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Printfil allows character based applications to print to any Windows printer, including USB, network printers, faxmodems and PDF writers, even if it is a Dos/Windows application or a Unix/Linux app. running on a Windows PC via telnet, without changes to the original applications. You can set your application to print to an ascii file, or you can have Printfil capturing a parallel port output, automatically redirecting your print jobs to any printer, even if a printer is physically connected to the captured port.

In addition, it will allow you to:

  • Preview printing.
  • Include logos or other images stored in separate files.
  • Colourize the text.
  • Print A4 landscape sheets instead of printing on dot-matrix 136-column printers.
  • Print to USB, GDI, Windows-only and Virtual printers installed on the Windows Control Panel.
  • Send the print jobs via fax (using any third-party fax software acting like a printer, i.e. Microsoft Fax or a multifunction all-in-one - printer).
  • Print to networked printers without having to "NET USE" an LPT port.
  • Use special fonts (barcodes, for instance) as well as normal characters.
  • Exporting the print jobs in PDF format, with or without user intervention.
  • Use your own, single set of escape sequences for ALL the printers, regardless of supported emulation (or no emulation at all, as for Virtual and Windows-only printers).

If you are developing host based applications (like Unix) and the clients are using them with a Windows Terminal Emulator, you can solve the conflict with transparent-print characters and different settings for different printers. All you need is a shared file system (NFS, SCO-VisionFS, Samba and others) and Printfil.

New in this version:

  • Easier registration, by importing a single PFL file even for multiple licenses.
  • Quicker PDF creation by the Printfil virtual printer.
  • Added recognition of ASCII-8 (backspace) when printing in GDI mode.
  • New DelayStartup option.
  • Improved Font Autofitting function.