Apr 24 2012, 04:55 PM
Have a report that goes to a dot matrix printer, FX-2180. Using fanfold preprinted forms, which print very low on each form, so I set up a form on the server with 0.0 top & bottom margins. When we were using XP, I got it to work just fine, after MUCH, MUCH exprimenting. But, that was using the Epson 9 pin compatable, which Windows 7 doesn't have. I now am trying to use the Generic IBM Graphics 9pin. Problem is, in order to finally stop the creep up or down, the result has "some" lines that look like the attached. Every time I get the lines to print correctly, then creep is introduced.
When I set it up to use XP with the Epson9pin, I was just about ready to give up when I finally got it.
Apr 30 2012, 06:01 AM
check with the printer manufacturer for a better Driver for your operating system. You can usually download them from their website.
May 4 2012, 11:58 AM
Sorry, I had given up on anyone responding, so hadn't checked this in a while, but thanks for the reply. I had checked for a newer driver, but none available.
You would think that by setting the dimensions of a form for the printer in the server, and then making the report so that the length of the report matches with the Server Form, that it would work: Server form 8.5 inches in length with 0.00 top and bottom margins (fanfold). So, in Access making the report, the smallest margin I can get is .166 top and .166 bottom. So, 8.5 - .166 - .166 = 8.168" for the actual report (no header or footer).
But, just doesn't work out that way. I found that I would set it that way, but the .166 would change, and would get the "creep" either up or down. It seems that the Grid X and Grid Y have something to do with that? So, after experimenting with the Grid, finally got it to where the Reports page setup margins plus the detail length = 8.5". That's when I get the occasional line (but not all lines) printing part of the line then dropping down half a line or so and continueing on with the line.
Sorry, just venting my frustration.
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