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Generic/Text Only Printer Driver Acts as Null Printer Driver

This article was previously published under Q182889
Windows 2000 includes a Generic/Text Only printer driver that acts as anull printer driver.
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.

Article ID: 182889 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 06:24:24 - Revision: 4.1

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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