Custom Page size in Win2K for printer

Posted on 2003-04-01
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have an Okidata printer (uses printer driver okidata ML 321) that prints to labels. Worked great on Windows 98, but on Win2K or WinXP, the printer settings won't allow a custom page size. Because of this, it either cuts off short of moves the labels too far. For instance, Microsoft Word tends to default to 8.5x11 Letter size if I try to use custom size within Word. The entire problem stems from the one simple fact that I can't choose or create a custom page size. It's not just word, I've tried other programs and get the same results. Is there a way to create a custom page size for a printer in Win2K or at least be able to edit the printer description file for the printer to allow this? Thanks in advance.
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Custom paper Size

Click Start, Settings, and open Printers.
Click File and select Server Properties.
Select the Forms tab and check the Create New Form box.
Name the custom paper size in the form description for box.
Set the width dimension (normally the short edge).
Set the height dimension (normally the long edge).
Set all printer area margins to 0.00.
Click Save Form, then click OK.

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ID: 8247619
thank you thank you. I've been racking my brain on that one. Now that I know where that little settings is, life will be much easier. thanks a ton.
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Yeah MS definitely did a good job of hiding this feature. :>)

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