Print to file and getting Un-Readable data.

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I'm trying to print out my Visual Basic 4 code to a file, and get un-read-a-ble code, but if I print it out to my Printer it's very readable, why can't I get readable data when printing to file?

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When you print to file at the printer dialog, it is put in a format that could later be printed by just sending the file to the printer. It has all the format commands in the file.

What I have done is simple copy and paste the code into Wordpad or Notepad.

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  • TheFinder
    Where do I find this code you speak of and how is pasting it into WordPad or Note pad make it readable in a "print to file" mode?
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  • TheFinder
    It's pretty frustrating that I still haven’t figured it out, Is there anyone out there that knows how to get readable Visual Basic 4 data printed to a file rather then to a printer? I would think that this is not just a VB 4 issue, but other programs too probably do this as well. I’m game for anything now. Please?
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  • TheFinder
    Randym, Can you tell me a bit about how to maybe find this print setup file you speak of? I would really like to get this printed out, the way it is now, it's like a 13.7meg file and not read-a-ble. And shows up as text/generic on my server.
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  • TheFinder
    This issue has been resolved. What I did was this for those out there having similar issue I brought the file up in the VB program and did a save file, but used the ext of .xps then I converted the file.xps to file.pdf and wa-la, it’s all-good and very read-a-ble and most important is that it’s REGISTERABLE at the Copyright office. You can get all soft ware needed free too on the net.
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