FAST Print on dot-matrix...

Can you give me advice for FAST Print on dot-matrix printers. There are some assets I prefer:

1. If could be some ideas to do this with QuickReport.
or 2. Some other easy way, WYSIWYG way.

Thanks in advance
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adengConnect With a Mentor Commented:
yup !
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alanwhincupCommented:
The only way I can think of is to make sure that you use printer fonts only in your TPrinter.Canvas.Font or quick reports font property. (such as, Courier 10 CPI, Courier 17 CPI, etc.) This will cause the printer to use its built in font and should be quicker.

You could also try just text mode printing:

...
var
  F : TextFile;
...
  AssignFile(F, 'LPT1');
  Rewrite(F);
  Write(F, 'Text' + #13 + #10);
  CloseFile(F);
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kretzschmarCommented:
wysiwyg is time expensive,
and you can't make it faster
within the app, because it depends
how fast the dot,atrix-printer can
drive its printerhead

but you can
-reduce the resolution in the printer-device-driver
-buy a better/faster dot-matrix printer
-use the textprinter-device-driver (no wysiwyg)

meikl ;-)
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trex_fireCommented:
Have you tried a Dos-Print object?
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sikiAuthor Commented:
No, how it works and where I can find that?
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trex_fireCommented:
Try this page:

http://www.torry.net/printtools.htm

Contains a lot of components for printing at very low cost. Check DotmatrX v.0.1.  I'm sure it will fit your need. Or try TAsciiPrinter v.3.03, at

http://www.torry.net/printother.htm

T-Rex

 
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adengCommented:
use this "ZReport v.2.0k " 
on Components>Reports>Report Tools

http://www.torry.net/reportdesigners.htm

It's Freeware ! I use it in my project.

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VCL description (exceprt from torry's page)

By Yuri Zaitsev. ZReport - visual text report designer and generator, native VCL. Created to produce reports for matrix printers. Key features:
produces text output with adjustable printer escapes;
works through Windows print spooler;
unlimited master-detail and even multi-dataset reports;
fine pagination etc.

Regards
Adeng
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adengCommented:
yes it WYSIWYG way.
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trex_fireCommented:
And free...   :)

T-Rex
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sikiAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have used Zreport and its very good.
Have anyone some expirience with PREPORT?
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