Updated May 22 2003
There are many different Hex editors out there. You should find
that the basic features are the same. I use frhed, The Free Hex
Editor, on my Windows box but there are many others available.
Please note that you can do all of this stuff from a text editor
as long as you know how to insert the escape control code. I use
vi on UNIX/POSIX boxes. To insert <ESC> in vi press and hold
the ctrl key then press v and then ctrl [ Do not use a word
processor as they add their own codes to the document.
Find, install, and run your hex editor. You will notice two
sections. The one of the left is the hex values and the one on the
right is the ASCII values. You can use the "Tab" key to go back
and forth between hex input and ASCII input. Notice where the
cursor is flashing when you press tab.
Tab so that the cursor is flashing on the hex input side and type "1B".
on the ASCII side you will see a dot or whatever symbol you're
editor uses to display control characters. Next you have
two choices, you can type 45 or press tab and press shift+e.
Either one will give you a capital E. Great that is your
first escape sequence.
Try finishing the example on the previous page.
When finished, save your file. The extension is not important but
the most common ones, if you want one, would be .txt, .p5e, .pcl, .prn.
Next, getting the file to the printer.