I have Windows XP Pro and an Epson LQ 570+ Dot Matrix printer. I am trying to print payroll checks. When I had Windows 98 I had the ability to configure the settings under the printer properties. With XP I seem to have a very limited ability to configure the printer. When I go to properties I can only click the drop down box to choose what kind of paper to use like (letterhead, envelope, A5 etc). When I try to print checks the printer goes into high quality mode and it takes for ever to print to begin with. Since it thinks its printing on letter head it trys to advance the paper after printing the first check and I have to pause the printer and manually align it to the next check to print.
So the 2 main problems here are:
1- Draft mode does not seem to work and the printer is printing high quality and it takes too long.
2- Need to be able to print checks with out pausing the printer and re-aligning it to the next check.