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.PRN file format

.PRN file format

.PRN file format

anyone have a description of the .PRN file format such as header description, etc..?

RE: .PRN file format

i found this on the web:


PRN Printer Files

There is no such thing as a PRN file format.  When Windows writes a print file to disk it generates a stream of data in exactly the same format that it would send to the printer.  In other words it depends on your printer and printer driver.  

This is designed so that the generated file can simply be sent to the printer at a later date and the printer will interpret the commands within the file as normal.

Common printer control languages are Epson ESC codes, HP PCL language and PostScript.  Depending on the printer language used by your printer driver you will need to investigate one of these languages.

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