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Loads a program into memory that allows MS-DOS to print the information displayed on your screen. Use the GRAPHICS command only if you are using a color or graphics adapter. The GRAPHICS command supports the CGA, EGA, and VGA graphics display modes. Syntax GRAPHICS [type] [[drive:][path]filename] [/R] [/B] [/LCD] [/PRINTBOX:STD|/PRINTBOX:LCD] Parameters type Specifies the type of printer. The following list shows each valid value for this parameter and gives a brief description of its meaning: COLOR1 An IBM Personal Computer Color Printer with black ribbon COLOR4 An IBM Personal Computer Color Printer with RGB (red, green, blue, and black) ribbon COLOR8 An IBM Personal Computer Color Printer with CMY (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) ribbon HPDEFAULT Any Hewlett-Packard PCL printer DESKJET A Hewlett-Packard DeskJet printer GRAPHICS An IBM Personal Graphics Printer, IBM Proprinter, or IBM Quietwriter printer GRAPHICSWIDE An IBM Personal Graphics Printer with an 11-inch-wide carriage LASERJET A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printer LASERJETII A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet II printer PAINTJET A Hewlett-Packard PaintJet printer QUIETJET A Hewlett-Packard QuietJet printer QUIETJETPLUS A Hewlett-Packard QuietJet Plus printer RUGGEDWRITER A Hewlett-Packard RuggedWriter printer RUGGEDWRITERWIDE A Hewlett-Packard RuggedWriterwide printer THERMAL An IBM PC-convertible Thermal Printer THINKJET A Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer [drive:][path]filename Specifies the location and name of the printer profile that contains information about all supported printers. If this parameter is omitted, MS-DOS looks for a file called GRAPHICS.PRO in the current directory and in the directory that contains the GRAPHICS.COM file. Switches /R Prints the image as it appears on the screen (white characters on a black background) rather than reversed (black characters on a white background). The latter occurs by default. /B Prints the background in color. This switch is valid for COLOR4 and COLOR8 printers. /LCD Prints an image by using the liquid crystal display (LCD) aspect ratio instead of the CGA aspect ratio. The effect of this switch is the same as that of /PRINTBOX:LCD. /PRINTBOX:STD or /PRINTBOX:LCD Selects the print-box size. Check the first operand of the PRINTBOX statement in your GRAPHICS.PRO file. If that operand is STD, specify the /PRINTBOX:STD switch. If that operand is LCD, specify the /PRINTBOX:LCD switch. You can abbreviate PRINTBOX as PB. Related Command For information about printing text files, see the <PRINT> command.
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