Export : Paginated Text Format - does not give correct number of Lines per Page & Correct Format
Posted on 2004-08-07
Hi, I am using CR8.5, VB6 & Crystal32.OCX. My clients want to print Invoices on good old DOT MATRIX PRINTERs using DOS (TEXT) Based Printing since that is extremely Fast comparing to Windows Graphic Mode Printing. I created a report - designing it becomes really tough - since exporting to TEXT does not print it on the same location as it is shown - so my first question is - is there any FONT thru which it prints the same way it shows on the screen when EXPORTED to Text and next problem is that number of lines per page are not same - i.e. for german standard fanfold stationery 8.5*12" (it should print 72 lines exactly per page), it does'nt - even if I mention crystal1.linesperpage=72.
Since it is a pre-printed invoice - there are some page header & some page footer sections which need to be suppressed using formulas, in windows printing they get suppressed when exported they get printed.
In fact - my Report Prints beautifully directly but when exported - the problems occur.
Or is there any other way out so that I can Print my Crystal Report's Output Using TEXT Mode Printing.
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