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I print out a RichTextBox, Its usually about two A4 pages. On the computer screen It looks all equally spaced, that means even if there is a kind of table with columns and rows the entries are in the right position.
When I print it the layout changes and it is hard to identyfy tables in the text.
I think it is related to the fact that spaces are interpreted differently, or perhaps to the fact that there is no equal distance for each character.

Does anyone have an idea how to takle this problem??????

To print I used a code example on the internet:
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=195

In general this works very good except of the mentioned problem
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Yup.....this has also caused a lot of pain for me at one stage...

The problem is your font.....Try setting your font on the rich textbox to Lucida Console...

It's not such a nice font but your tabbing will work great and everything should be aligned the same way while running and while printed.

Hope this helps

P.S. Maybe there are some other fonts that also keeps tabbing and other stuff ok, but I have never really looked for another one as Lucida Console works just fine for me
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Another thing.....

That's quite a long way to print from a rich textbox...and I bet it works great......but I normally just do the following:

1) I write whatever I want printed to a file, using tab(n); etc
2) Open the file in the rich textbox (rtfbox1.loadfile "filename")
3) Print the data in the textbox (trbox1.sellprint Printer.Hdc)
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That really does the job, thanks a lot!!!
But I have only one Question remaining maybe you can help

This font is this installed on every machine runing under windows or is there the danger that I want to print a font which does not exist and than caus an error???
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Yup, there is the danger.... but Lucida Console is allways installed with any default Windows installation....

Tried and tested with win98 to winxp

Cheers
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thanks,
here are the points
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Thanks......

My first Points......I shall conquer this area...one-day!
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