When you use a Windows-supported driver, PostScript-generated output always
starts and ends with a CTRL+D (ASCII 04) key sequence.
CTRL+D is an end-of-file (EOF) reset code used to ensure that the printer
is set correctly for the next print job. However, this character can cause
a job not to print through UNIX-based networks (for example, Banyan VINES,
AT&T Star Group, and Sun) and other printing-control software.
Follow the appropriate procedure below to allow your print job to finish.
Windows 3.1 and 3.11
- Edit the WIN.INI file [ModelName,Port] section with an ASCII text
editor, such as Windows Notepad.
NOTE: When you install a PostScript printer for the first time, you must
go into Printer Setup in Control Panel for this setting to work
correctly. Simply installing the printer is not enough. The
[ModelName,Port] section is not written into the WIN.INI file until you
choose the Setup button in the Printers area of Control Panel.
- Add the following:
NOTE: The Options menu in the PostScript printer driver allows you to
create encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files. These files do not contain
CTRL+D characters. EPS files do not contain any of the printer-specific
instruction codes, which are sometimes necessary, that a PostScript file
does. EPS files are primarily intended to be graphics or other output
that is imported into another application and not printed directly.
Windows 3.0 and 3.0a
The only way to eliminate the CTRL+D character from the PostScript
file is to create a PRN file, then load it into a text editor and manually
remove the character.
Article ID: 81637 - Last Review: July 19, 2005 - Revision: 2.2
- Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows 3.1 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows 3.11 Standard Edition