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How can I put a PCL escape sequence into Crystal Reports

I have the following PCL escape sequence that needs to be put into a Crystal Report.

<esc>1Q<esc>(s1p36v0s0b0TS

Does anyone know if this is possible?  I have googled around on the internet without much success.  There is no test environment so I would like to be on the right track before I start.

Thanks in advance
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gregorygant
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James0628Commented:
Generally speaking, I don't think it's possible to do that in CR.  CR is going to send any print output through printer drivers, which are going to try to interpret/translate any characters found on the report into whatever the printer needs to represent those characters.  I don't know of any way to have characters sent to the printer in a "raw" form.

 Maybe someone else will have a suggestion, but this kind of thing has come up here before and, as far as I can remember, the consensus was that there was no way to do it.

 James
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mlmccCommented:
I agree.  I know printer escape codes werent supported.  That is essentially what you are trying to do.

Perhaps Visual Cut supports it.  I sent a message to Ido.

mlmcc
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
No, Visual CUT doesn't support that use scenario.

However, if you take the time to explain what you are trying to achieve, perhaps an alternative solution can be identified.
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mlmccCommented:
As stated in the EE Help file sometimes the answer is You can't do that.

That is a valid answer and should be accepted as such.

I recommend James0628 (24190572) comment be accepted as the answer.

mlmcc
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