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    Printing a file to a thermal printer


    I have a program that creates a file to print to a thermal printer, inside the file looks like this:

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    N OD10 q812 Q1218,24 D15 ZT LO0,147,800,4 LO0,401,800,4 LO0,736,800,4 A35,9,0,2,1,1,N,"From:" A35,28,0,2,1,1,N,"Foo Bar" A35,48,0,2,1,1,N,"n/a" A35,68,0,2,1,1,N,"123 Any Street NW" A35,89,0,2,1,1,N,"" A35,129,0,2,1,1,N,"(716) 111-1111" A490,69,0,2,1,1,N,"CAD: 118541454/WSXI2500" A43,183,0,4,1,1,N,"n/a" A43,213,0,4,1,1,N,"" A43,243,0,4,1,1,N,"476 Highland Terrace" A43,273,0,4,1,1,N,"**TEST LABEL - DO NOT SHIP**" A35,109,0,2,1,1,N,"Olean, NY 14760" A490,28,0,2,1,1,N,"Ship Date: 23MAR12" A490,48,0,2,1,1,N,"ActWgt: 10.0 LB" A43,153,0,4,1,1,N,"Foo Bar" A615,153,0,2,1,1,N,"(716) 111-1111" A43,306,0,3,1,2,N,"Beverly Hills, CA 90210" A530,306,0,2,2,2,N,"(US)" A725,213,0,2,1,1,N,"Ground" LO670,238,105,10 LO670,248,10,112 LO765,248,10,112 LO670,360,105,10 LO476,3,4,145 A650,173,0,3,2,2,N,"FedEx" A690,256,0,5,2,2,N,"G" B80,771,0,1E,4,2,290,N,"9612019000000000000000" A135,1085,0,4,1,1,N,"(9612019) 0000000  00000000" A783,388,3,1,1,1,N,"J12101112192125" A10,158,0,3,1,1,N,"TO" A25,1108,0,3,1,1,N,"GND" A25,1133,0,3,1,1,N,"Prepaid" A300,1113,0,3,1,1,N,"" A300,1135,0,3,1,1,N,"" b50,428,P,800,800,s5,f0,x2,y10,r80,o0,l12,"[)>010290210840019000000000000000FDEB00000000831/110.0LBN476 Highland TerraceBeverly HillsCAFoo Bar0610ZGD00611Zn/a12Z716111111114Z**TEST LABEL - DO NOT SHIP**23ZN22ZN20Z 031Z                                  26Z7054" A16,358,0,1,1,1,N,"Ref: " A16,373,0,1,1,1,N,"INV: " A16,388,0,1,1,1,N,"PO: " A406,388,0,1,1,1,N,"Dept: " A625,488,0,2,1,2,N,"1" A640,528,0,2,1,2,N,"of" A625,568,0,2,1,2,N,"1" P1 N
    but when i open it and print, it prints just like this, instead of formatted like it should be, does anyone know how to get a thermal printer to print properly??

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    You will need to look at specifics for that printer. My guess would be that there's something that the printer expects and does not receive (e.g. a "001001AB" indicating which version of code it's using) or something that it receives it does not expect (e.g. a " 001001AB" - notice the space) that prevents it from operating correctly. Do you have any examples that DO work correctly?
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