Character mode printing on dot matrix printer

Posted on 2005-05-16
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Last Modified: 2013-12-11
I'm facing a problem in making reports for Dot Matrix Printers e.g. EPSON. Problem is, I wanna print the report in high speed draft font which is normal a font in any dot matrix printers. But When I Prints to the printer it starts printing just like any graphic document as in MS-Word etc (In Bitmap style fonts). I've tried everything but unable to fix this problem. Secondly I can't accurately position the characters on the report because the report shows them with different size which is not correct when printed on a dot matrix printer i.e. (80 column or 132 column).
I've posted my question about a week ago but unable to get a single reply even. can anyone help me in this regard.

Thanks in Advance.
Question by:AfarhanA
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by:Helena Marková
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I have found this Note:221394.1 (  Landscape Report Prints Portrait in Character Mode Report Using EPSON Printer ) on MetaLink, maybe it can help you:

Reports 6i, EPSON Dot Matrix printer

The Landscape report prints in Portrait in Character Mode for  EPSON dot Matrix Printer

Incorrect escape sequence for Landscape printing in .PRT file

Edit the .PRT file and use the following escape sequences :
    printer "wide"
   height   66
   width    132
   before report esc "!!&l1O!"
   after page    control(L)
   return        control(M)
   linefeed      control(J)
   after report  esc "!!&l0O!"

Please note
    1. for Landscape after "&" it is [ elh, one, capital oh ]
    2. for portrait  after "&" it is [ elh, zero, capital oh ]

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