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I am trying to print UPS shipping labels using a Zebra label printer. Apparently these printers have the label form programmed into the firmware and all I have to do is send a particular string of text to the port the printer is connected to (USB) and voila, the printer makes the label correctly.

How do I send unformatted text to a printer port using MS Access? I've got version 2003 in a Win XP environment.

Thanks!
Jim
Nov 5 '07 #1
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ADezii
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I am trying to print UPS shipping labels using a Zebra label printer. Apparently these printers have the label form programmed into the firmware and all I have to do is send a particular string of text to the port the printer is connected to (USB) and voila, the printer makes the label correctly.

How do I send unformatted text to a printer port using MS Access? I've got version 2003 in a Win XP environment.

Thanks!
Jim
Try the following code to send unformatted Tetxt to a Local Printer at LPT1:
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  1. Open "LPT1" For Output As #1
  2. Print #1, "This is just a Test"
  3. Close #1
Nov 9 '07 #2
wvmitchell
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Try the following code to send unformatted Tetxt to a Local Printer at LPT1:
Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. Open "LPT1" For Output As #1
  2. Print #1, "This is just a Test"
  3. Close #1
I think that should be "LPT1:" notice the colon.
Nov 11 '07 #3
ADezii
8,834 Recognized Expert Expert
I think that should be "LPT1:" notice the colon.
Thanks for pointing that out to me.
Nov 11 '07 #4
FishVal
2,653 Recognized Expert Specialist
..... printer is connected to (USB) ......
I suppose that printer port is called "USBxxx" instead of "LPTx:". That should be checked in the printer properties.

Regards,
Fish.
Nov 11 '07 #5

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