Posted on 2003-03-01
We have an appl witten in Power Builder. It prints a 'simple' character only text via 'crystal reports' on a preprinted form where correct positioning is mandatory. It prints in Courier 12 on an OKI ML printer using IBM PROPRINTER emulation with a proprinter driver on both W98 and W2000. On W98 everything is positioned correctly. When printing out of a W2000 workstation on this printer (wether attached to the W98 or the W2000) the lefmost columns are lost and the 'vertical' printing surface is 'compressed' to approx 90 %. It looks like W2000 'thinks' the printable area is smaller, however there is no such setting for printable area or margins available in the printer properties.
On another printer (eg OKI ML 321) the text in turn is vertically 'expanded' (not expanded chars - the interline space is larger) by some 10 %