I use the following method to send output directly to the printer:
where there are probably 100's of WRITE statements after the OPEN statement.
Occasionally, the printer will skip a character. This is obvious because much of my output is in columns and there's a "jog" in one line every once in a while. I use NT and I haven't noticed the problem myself, but some of the other people in our company run the same Fortran program on Windows 95 and this is where the problem seems to crop up.
I know I could use unit 6 which is preconnected to the printer, but I should explain the little code snippet above has been simplified. Actually, FILE points to a variable which can be a disk file, a network printer, 'CON' or 'LPT1'.
The problem does not occur on just one particular printer, so I don't think it's a printer problem.
Does anybody have any idea what the problem could be? Is there a better way to send output to a printer?