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  • OKIDATA printer problems

    I have a report that prints to a card that is 4" high. I set up the report with a custom size, and can print records one at a time, and the vertical spacing is perfect. But when I try batch printing the same records, they creep up or down on the page, until they finally overlap a previous or next page.

    Any thought??? All help greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    RE: OKIDATA printer problems

    Bill, you're talking about a dot matrix printer, right?

    You've probably done this, but I'd verify that the printer itself is set to the right page length, and that vertical dimension of your layout fits entirely within the shortened page.

    Is the top of form creeping up, or slipping down?

    -- tom


    • #3
      RE: OKIDATA printer problems

      Are you using Okidata 320 Turbo 9 pin?
      If so:
      1. Printer
      go the the printer set up menu and set the font to SSD.
      set the emulation to IBM
      if you dont have the printer manual let me know, I'll fax you the pages.
      2. Install latest printer drivers from okidata.
      Dont use the windows drivers.
      attached are the latest drivers.
      3. on the computer make the default printer to okidata turbo.(just to set the fonts on the report)
      click on okidata and set to default
      4. open your application
      control panel-report design
      set all fonts to SSD 10.
      you will only see these fonts if your printer default is set to okidata turbo.
      set the printer in the report to print to the okidata turbo
      5. set the default printer back to your main printer
      the reports will stay on the okidata
      Charlie Crimmel


      • #4
        RE: OKIDATA printer problems


        Thank you SO MUCH for such a comprehensive reply. I'll take the files to my customer and see what happens (this seems to be one of those situations where you have to have the specific printer - I tested this on my laser printer, and it worked fine).



        • #5
          RE: OKIDATA printer problems

          Nice response

          Bob Sullivan


          • #6
            RE: OKIDATA printer problems

            Bill, let us know how it turns out.

            This thread reminds me of other threads in which the importance of using a font (size and type) that is similar or identical to that which is 'native' to the dot matrix printer was emphasized.

            -- tom