It's not really clear. Are you having some difficulty installing, running, or printing to USB with dBase IV on an XP machine?
Is this dbase IV for DOS or Windows
You should be able to install dbase IV strait in the DOS box i.e. command window from the disks.
Important: dbase probably doesn't like long file names, so be sure its folder is short, e.g. c:\dbase
You wont be able to just copy the floppies to a folder and run dbase; you have to install it. Tho you could do so as a intermediary step, and THEN run the install from that folder.
1. open the command prompt: start > run > type "cmd" > enter
2. in the black box: (hit enter after each)
a: install (or it could be setup)
That should start installing it.
Please try that and let me know
Of course DOS doesn't know about the USB port so printing might need some tweaking.
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P.S. I grew up on dBase for DOS!
Probably there are path statements inside your code that are ambigous to dBase. Or none at all.
While I dont think it was wrong to add the path statement, a better idea is to modify either config.db (if possible) or the start program you mentioned with a line to change the directory to c:\finchrus.
Then start dbase from its dir, not from finchrus, and it will change to finchrus.
I was unable to find anything on changing the color except in the browse statement.
Hope that helps,Karl.
Go ahead and try DOSPRN (http://www.dosprn.com/) it seems that it should work.
If not, there is a way to remap a shared network printer from the LPT port to the USB. It's more complicated.
We'll try that if DOSPRN dosent work.