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Generic/Text Only Printer Driver Acts as Null Printer Driver

This article was previously published under Q182889
SUMMARY
Windows 2000 includes a Generic/Text Only printer driver that acts as anull printer driver.
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Earlier versions of Windows NT do not include a true null printer driver.Instead, the printing system adds carriage returns or escape codes tocontrol the placement of text. With the Generic/Text Only printer driverincluded in Windows 2000, you can print text from a program without printerdriver-specific information (such as carriage returns, spaces, or escapecodes) being added to your print job. When you print from a program you arerunning locally, the program may add characters, but the null printerdriver does not. In addition, extra information is not included in rawdatatype print jobs sent from network clients.
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Article ID: 182889 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 06:24:24 - Revision: 4.1

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • kbinfo kbprint KB182889
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