It appears my problem is a common known conflict between modern printers and old DOS programs. I found several articles cover this question.
There are several third-party software utilities which
announce DOS program printing support (dosprint, dosprn, printfil)
I evaluated them and I am not to be particularly enthusiastic. One of them
print text files only, another did nothing at me, next printed
corectly text part of my document but garbage instead of a graphics.
At last I choose a dosprn dos print
utility for me. It printed my text and charts more or less correctly and it is the most inexpensive between competitors. Unfortunately dosprn has no
'print preview' option but in the final analysis I don't need in this
: I googled and found claims the source of my problem is in my printer
: which is not DOS-compatible device and cannot print plain text.