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    Dropping Characters when Printing? (A2k (9.0.4402) SR-1)

    Dropping Characters when Printing?

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    I developed a report using Line Printer font size 8 and it works fine on Okidata 830 Laser.

    This is a Landscape orientation, Width 10 inch., with margins Top .5, Bottom .5, Left .5, Right .25

    I delivered it to customer that prints on Epson 800 and 850 Ink Jets and it dropping the right most character of each field:

    Example
    Okidata Epson
    2001-00018 prints as 2001-0018
    02/23/98 prints as 02/23/9
    716-754-1234 prints as 716-754-12

    Is there an adjustment on the Epson that can be made so I don

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    Re: Dropping Characters when Printing? (A2k (9.0.4402) SR-1)

    Have you tried increasing the width of your text boxes to see if it will then print all the characters?
    Mark Liquorman
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    Re: Dropping Characters when Printing? (A2k (9.0.4402) SR-1)

    Line Printer font? Don't recognize it, unless it's a holdover from the old dot matrix line printers that Oki used to make. It certainly doesn't exist on my machine.

    One thing I do is always use a truetype font. If you use a printer specific font or a custom font that may not be on the target machine, you build in problems for yourself. TrueType fonts will at least find the closest printer font match, if nothing else.

    I also always make sure my fields have some wiggle room in them so they should work on almost any kind of printer.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Dropping Characters when Printing? (A2k (9.0.4402) SR-1)

    Hi Mark

    The data is there if the control is sized wider, Charlottes response with true type & wiggle room is probably my answer.

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    Re: Dropping Characters when Printing? (A2k (9.0.4402) SR-1)

    Hi Charlotte

    Line Printer was in my Access combo box, it looks like Courier

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    Re: Dropping Characters when Printing? (A2k (9.0.4402) SR-1)

    In any case, it's probably a fixed width font. Try using a scaleable font like Arial instead.
    Charlotte

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