Version 3.13, 01-11-1997



On the DOS-prompt type and enter: C:\>A: (if masterdisk in A-drive)

  1. Type and enter your call and destination of TURBOLOG directories: A:\>DJ9KG C:
  2. Press any key at the end of the installation procedure.(You are prompted to do so!)
  3. Type TURBOLOG and press enter to start the program: C:\TURBOLOG>TURBOLOG

    REMARK: In step 2 the program`s default directory name is chosen (=TURBOLOG). You can equally well specify any legal name of your choice. You then need to type: A:\DJ9KG C:\TL_DIR This example will create all TURBOLOG files under a root directory named TL_DIR on your hard disk C.


In order to allow TL to work with the many nice and inexpensive modern printers on the market an open architecture for printer adaptation was created. Full use of the individual features of the very many printers can only be made by providing specific printer drivers. We selectet a generic set of drivers which will cover most of the products currently available. Generic means that the whole family of HP-deskjet will all work with just one driver, in this case with the driver named HPDJ500.PDV, for example. TL now is equipped with the following drivers:

  1. EPL4100 .PDV
  3. FX80 .PDV
  4. HPDJ500 .PDV
  5. HPLJ2 .PDV
  7. LQ1050 .PDV
  8. NECP6 .PDV
  9. NECP7 .PDV
  10. OKI .PDV
  12. SQ870 .PDV
  13. STARLC20.PDV
  14. STARNB24.PDV

This list appears under the print menu (see below). If you have an old fashion dotmatrix printer you would select SIMPLE .PDV from this menu. If you do not find your printer family on the list you need to study your printer`s manual in order to find out to which other family your device is declared to be compatible. There is most likely compatibility to at least one of the following:

Then select one of those. In very few cases it may be necessary to run a test in order to find out which one performs best. All driver files are stored under the ....\DATA directory as xxxx.PDV. Do not alter any one of them.

The structure chosen is basically the same as with the TNCs. All available drivers, found by TL in the DATA directory will automatically be loaded on the menu list. Thus no more changes need to be made to the programm itself in case a new type of printer comes out. This is the basic philosophy of what we denote by "open architecture".

The normal procedure is that you would receive new drivers automatically with the update service of TURBOLOG COMMUNICATIONS. Sorry for possible owners of GDI-printers. These devices do not work with DOS which disqualifies them to be used with TurboLog III.



TurboLog now has powerful modern QSL-printing facilities. The user has full access to all printing parameters. The print drivers allow using fancy features of modern printers in a straight forward manner. Not much of all the improvements is visible on the first glance since we tried our best to keep the menue-system in the wellknown style. Below the user interface, however, a completely new program unit was implemented as an object oriented module. This now is easy to maintain and to expand if necessary.

Here are the main new QSL label features:


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