Generic/Text Only printer driver, need custom paper size

Posted on 2009-04-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-01

Have an old dot matrix printer with no drivers.  Using the Generic / Text Only printer driver.  This had been working fine for a couple of months, but now all of a sudden, everything is being rejected by the printer.

The printer has non-standard paper size (it's 7 x 11) and when i go into the generic/text only driver settings, it doesn't have a paper size option for custom.

Any suggestions?

Question by:Stief-Group
    LVL 7

    Accepted Solution

    in the "Printers and Fax", select File|Server Properties, then Forms Tab.

    Check "Create a new form", specify what you need, and name it as you want.

    Right click on your printer and everywhere you see printing preferences,
    or advanced... (there are a lot of places in which you have/can set printing properties), indicate new Form.

    LVL 12

    Expert Comment

    if you can tell me the model and the manufacturer of your printer and your OS, i can maybe locate a driver for you.


    Author Closing Comment

    this worked great. and i learned something new.  thanks!

    Featured Post

    How to run any project with ease

    Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
    - Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
    - View and edit from mobile/offline
    - Cut down on emails

    Join & Write a Comment

    This seems to be a very common error related to the Samsung printer driver. First, this is the error we're talking about: Log: System Type: Error Event: 7000 Agent Time: 3:37:24 am 22-Apr-09 Event Time: 6:07:24 pm 21-Apr-09 UTC Source: Se…
    The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
    In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…
    Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

    734 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

    23 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now