I have written programs to support my hobbies. They all speak directly to the dot matrix printer, EPSON LQ570. I have recently purchased an HP laptop pc, which does not have a parallel port, only USB ports. I bought a special cable with a parallel connector on one end and a USB connector on the other. If I request printing of a document in WORD it prints out ok on the EPSON LQ570. However my dbase programs cannot get the pc to recognize the EPSON LQ570 printer. The programs run ok and I see the results on the screen, but I don't know how to get them to print on the EPSON LQ570. It seems to me that a special driver would be needed to handle the unique needs of a cable with USB on one end and a parallel connector on the other. I sure would appreciate any advice. If I can't solve this problem I'll just go buy a desktop to use exclusively for printing the output from my dbase programs.
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