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Thread: OLD Block Base question

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    Super Member kwhite's Avatar
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    Ok so don't laugh at me, but I have blockbase V 1.0 from 1991. I have it installed on my computer and can see everything but I cannot print the templates. My printer is not LPT1 or COM. It is USB and this program is preUSB. I can export the block itself but have not found a way to export the templates in .PCX or any other form I can use. Any suggestions?

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    they make adapters so you can plug a USB printer into the LPT (parallel) port instead. google "usb to lpt converter" and shop around.

    you'll probably need to uninstall the printer software, then reinstall it once you're plugged up using the adapter.

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    I installed the loopback utility then made a persistent netuse to redirect the LPT1 info to USB. Yeah!!!!!!!

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    Can you install a program like Cute pdf writer? It's free, and once you save it as a pdf file, you should be able to print it.

    www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

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    ***blank stare***

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    I'm with you Ducky :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    ***blank stare***
    ROFL!!!! I love to geek speak someone into a coma!!!!! It is a geeks form of humor.

    I tried PDF but it didn't work. This Netuse shared printer in loopback did.

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    you geek speaked more people into comas than you will ever know. you should be as happy as a clam. :lol: :lol:

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    Ditto Ducky and Amma. Yikes.

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    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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