Output data through com1

McLaren

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Greetings all. I have been searching the boards and the net with no luck. I would like to send text data through Com1, but I can't make heads or tails of XMComm, MSCOMM32.OCX, or anything else I have seen. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to accomplish this? I tried putting MSComm32.ocx in my system32 directory, but have no idea how to get it to show up in excel.

I was able to get data transfer accomplished by setting up a printer on Com1, but our CAM program freaks out when a printer is installed and on that port, even if it is not the default printer.

Thank you in advance for any and all replies.
 

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