.GPD - File Extension for Generic Printer Description

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What is GPD? GPD, short name for Generic Printer Description, is used as the file extension for Generic Printer Description files. .GPD files are text files that are used to describe a printer for printing from the Windows operating systems using the Universal Printer Driver (Unidrv). See the sample .GPD file included below.

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File Extension: .GPD

MIME Type: text/plain

File Content: Generic Printer Description

.GPD files are Generic Printer Description files, that are used to describe a printer for printing from the Windows operating systems using the Universal Printer Driver (Unidrv). Here is a sample .GPD Generic Printer Description file, TTFSUB.GPD:

*%%% Copyright (c) 1997-1999  Microsoft Corporation

*TTFS: Arial
{
  *TTFontName: "Arial"
  *DevFontName: "Arial"
}
*TTFS: TNR
{
  *TTFontName: "Times New Roman"
  *DevFontName: "Times New Roman"
}
*TTFS: Symbol
{
  *TTFontName: "Symbol"
  *DevFontName: "Symbol"
}
*TTFS: Wingdings
{
  *TTFontName: "Wingdings"
  *DevFontName: "Wingdings"
}
*TTFS: BRSymbol
{
  *TTFontName: "BR Symbol"
  *DevFontName: "BR Symbol"
}
*TTFS: Helsinki
{
  *TTFontName: "Helsinki"
  *DevFontName: "Helsinki"
}
*TTFS: TennRoman
{
  *TTFontName: "Tennessee Roman"
  *DevFontName: "Tennessee Roman"
}
*TTFS: WDingbats
{
  *TTFontName: "W Dingbats"
  *DevFontName: "W Dingbats"
}

.GPD Generic Printer Description file sample: Click sample.gpd to download.

Since .GPD files are in text format, you can use Notepad or any text editor to create or modify them. No special software is needed.

For for information on how to use .GPD Generic Printer Description files, see links below:

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