Solved

Printing from MS Word to Okidata Microline 591

Posted on 2006-11-20
6
329 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
OK..... this is driving me crazy!!!   I have several boxes of continuous 3-part paper forms that I need to add 1 line of text to.  All I want to do is set up a page and get it lined up correctly,  then print 500 copies (one full box).  I have created a word document, and printed it on the Okidata 591 printer and it works great.... but when I attempt to print 500 copies, it turns ugly.  I can see the problem,  when it completes the first form, it does not advance the paper to the top of the next form, so it ends up printing the next copy on the same form.  Is there any way of inserting a "advance to TOF" in word?  Do I have to change my settings on my printer?  
    I would love to throw out all these forms and have the printing company make me new ones, but considering I have $5000 worth of forms sitting here,  that really isn't an option.  Any help and or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated
0
Comment
Question by:mluther223
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Herman D'Hondt
ID: 17984247
Does Word know the size of your forms? Page Size in Word needs to be set to the size of your forms. That needs to be done from Page Setup, NOT from printer properties when you print, as Word ignores that setting.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:mluther223
ID: 17986795
yeah,  it's a standard 8.5 x 11" form, and that is the size set in the page setup.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Herman D'Hondt
ID: 17994179
OK, so that appears to be correct.

Which driver are you using? Go to Start > Printers, right-click and select Properties. Then check under the Advanced tab for the name of the driver.

Does this also happen from other applications, or only from Word? From 1 PC or from others as well?

You can't insert a Top-of-Form command in Word. The only way is to insert a Page Break, from the Insert menu. Any control characters in Word will be converted into something that prints (which might be just blanks). Some drivers, like the Generic/Text Only driver do let you insert certain commands, but most drivers do not have that capability, as they know preceisely what the printer can do.

If you go to Page Preview in Word, do the pages appear correct, or are they also out of whack? In that case, some Word settings would be the likely culprit.
0
What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:mluther223
ID: 18030152
In preview mode,  it appears to be correct.  It shows the lines I wish to print, and they are both in the proper location.  The only problem I see is when it goes to print the second form,  it does not advance to the top of the next form, instead it skips a few lines and starts printing on the bottom of the the first form.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Herman D'Hondt earned 500 total points
ID: 18035274
Could it be that the driver is corrupt, so it does not send the form-feed command? Have you tried reinstalling the driver? Preferably download a new copy from

http://my.okidata.com/pp-ML591.nsf/openingdrivermenu?OpenFrameSet
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:mluther223
ID: 18037085
Well, I did alot of research and found several people that had similar problems.  This is the solution that worked for me.  I changed the settings on the Okidata 591 to emulate an IBM Prowriter,  then changed the driver to match (IBM Prowriter III).  Everything is working as it should.  Thanks go out to hshondt for his suggestions,  which led me down the right path.
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

If you use a Brother DCP 130C or similar Brother printer, at some point you might encounter the following problem: after you change the ink cartridge, the printer displays an "ink empty" message. Sometimes you just need to follow the instructions…
When I recently replaced my image transfer kit on my office HP color laserjet 5550dn printer, I had a slight problem.  The left bracket that holds the transfer kit got stuck in the upright locked position instead of being at a 45 degree angle facing…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

709 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now