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Why does my 9-pin Oki Microline 3410 print ok from DOS but not ok from Win 3.11 even though I have the correct driver loaded?
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All printing done at DOS level is made in "text mode", whereas printing from any GUI it's often made in "graph mode" (although you're printing text).

While in graph mode, all data handled by printer comes in 8 bits; and text data is often 7 bits only. This is a shot in the dark, but a loose cable can have interrupted only one bit signal. Check cable connections, and press plugs firmly into sockets.

¿Did your printer ever worked fine before?; ¿have you changed anything since then?

What is it doing wrong in Windows?

What driver are you using?
Oh - just noticed your title.

By 'garbled' do you mean:
-Correct characters,but poorly formed?
-Wrong characters,but correctly formed?
-Random meaningless dots?
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jmj65Author Commented:
Wrong characters that are too large and some poorly formed ones.

The large characters are correctly formed but no complete words are printed.

It also only prints one or two lines, not a complete print of say a page. This only works ok in DOS from edit.

I am using a driver I downloaded from the OKI site  the 3410
driver for Win 3.11. Apparently it's the right driver. If you have a suggestion for an alternative driver that could have the right emulation I would be very grateful.

Many thanks.

Last time I ran a 3410 on Win3.X,I'm PRETTY sure I used 'IBM Proprinter' for the driver.
I have seen problems with some of the Windows drivers for the old Okidata dot-matrix printers. Try using the generic text printer driver.

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