GDOS Support for Non-Atari Laser Printers???

GDOS Support for Non-Atari Laser Printers???

Post by Eric Terre » Fri, 02 Mar 1990 02:47:00



I have a question about Atari GDOS support for Laser Printers...

Does  GDOS support any laser printers other than the  Atari  laser
printer?

I  ask  because  I'm developing a user's guide  for  a    software
product with MicroSoft WRITE (on a 520 ST).

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By the way,  MicroSoft WRITE on the Atari ST is pure garbage.   It
is  so  full of bugs that it should never have left  the  door  at
MicroSoft.   Also,  Atari should never have let the product out of
its doors.
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At any rate,  I have the user's guide in a fairly complete  state,
and  it would be prohibitively tedious to move it over to  another
WP at this point...

So,  once the user's guide is finished,  I'm planning on renting a
laser printer and printing the manual.   At present it seems  that
my only option is to rent an EPSON-compatible laser printer.   The
prospect  of spending > $100 to have a laser printer emulate a  9-
pin dot matrix printer doesn't e* me!

So  the bottom line:   is there GDOS support for  non-Atari  laser
printers (e.g.  HP LaserJet II)?  If so, will it work on a 520 ST?  
Where is it available?

If I decide to bite the bullet and buy another WP  program,  which
should I get?   I need "real" fonts,  laser printer  support,  the
ability  to work with a 100 page document (without running out  of
memory), etc.

Thanks in advance,

Eric Terrell

 
 
 

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