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Richtextbox

Posted on 1998-11-10
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vb version 5.0
When trying to print using a richtextbox via
richtextbox1.selprint (printer.hDc) ect..
or commondialog1.hdc

only a quarter of a page is actually printed on
HP printers and Epsons anything else is fine

note all drivers are current

Please help
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Umm, could be a couple of things. First check your RightMargin setting and make sure it's > 0. This causes no end of problems with formatting.

When you say "only a quarter of a page is actually printed" do you mean that the printing is confined to one corner of the page, or only 1/4 of your RTB's contents shows up?

Are you doing a Printer.Print "" just prior to your .SelPrint(printer.hDc) to initialize the hDc? This is required, but buried in the docs.

There are *KNOWN BUGS* with the hp printer drives (even the most current!). I have a program that demos one of them where circles that are supposed to be transparent/unfilled are printing as filled no matter what. (The workaround is to print the circle as two 180 degree arcs...) Bug demo program is on my homepage:

www.hostpc.net/madmark

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by:scimacon
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Dear mark2150
I have already done what you have suggested prior to asking the experts, but this problem
still stands, any other alternatives ?

Are there any patches / fixes from the VB team or is it a HARDWARE problem conflicting
with VB,

PS is VB6 any better
Yours Scimacon.

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You didn't answer my question about 1/4 page. Alternatives depend on that.

I've gotten printing of most everything to work well. Sometimes with workarounds (like the two 180 degree arcs thing). I have a customer that has several different printers. It was real frustrating that the *same* code would work perfect on his CopyJet but would fail miserably on any of the other printers (LaserJet, InkJet, etc.) We D/L'd the most current drivers, etc. - no help. Tech support was useless. We figured it out on our own.

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Yes, only 1/4 of the RTB's contents shows up?
 
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