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How can I print a crystal report on a matrix printer (like Epson LX 300) in text mode? In graphic mode the printing is too slow.
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Question by:Barnabas3
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by:gajendra
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Not much for printing in text mode through crystal reports. Though you can nearly achieve it if you stick to using the printer fonts.

You must keep in mind that all printers print fast when you use the printer fonts.

Hope that helps.

Gajendra
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by:andysalih
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the reason its slow , is because its using its graphics mode to print large fonts or fonts which arent supported by the printer.

there isnt a way around this, the only way around it really is to make sure that crystal reports prints in normal fonts to the screen first. then when it goes to the printer it will print in normal.

I THINK


lol

cheers
Andu
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by:FidoBoy
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Try writing to COMM port directly... it's much faster...
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by:andysalih
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OMG i hope your joking FidoBoy

WHAT !!!!  
"Try writing to COMM port directly... it's much faster...  "

how does writing to the comm port make it faster.

the printer is attached to the lpt port which is PARALLEL.

how can serial (COMM port) be quicker than PARELLEL) also how can he attached the printer to the COM PORT ??? when its a parellel printer ?


Andy
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by:FidoBoy
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Ooops, sorry, you are right, i was thinking in other things and as i should work with serial matrix printers (POS and tickets) i write about the COMM port...
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by:Barnabas3
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I used a Generic Text Only Printer as the default printer for the report and everything went ok.
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by:BozzoCage
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Barnabas3... why worst grade? Why didn't you gave me an opportunity to earn A?
If something was unclear,... if you didn't got what you expected - why didn't you said so so I (or someone else) could find better solution or add additional explanation, sample,...



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