Printing problem

Posted on 2016-08-12
Last Modified: 2016-08-15

I am using the following to send the info from a memo to the printer:

procedure TMainForm.PrintStrings(Strings: TStrings);    //sends the formula to the printer from the memo
  Prn: TextFile;
  i: word;
      for i := 0 to Strings.Count - 1 do
        writeln(Prn, Strings.Strings[i]);
     on EInOutError do
       MessageDlg('Error Printing text.', mtError, [mbOk], 0);

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The problem is that the columns in the print don't line up like they do on the memo. Is there a way to tell the printer to use a non-proportional font ?
Question by:ChLa
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Geert Gruwez earned 500 total points
ID: 41754416
Set the printer font to a font like Courier new before writing
Printer.Canvas.Font.Name:='Courier New';

You'll have to left-align your text with spaces

Or use BeginDoc
Write everything like you would on a bitmap canvas
you'll have to calculate the proper proportionings
and then do EndDoc

Here is a sample of both ways:

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ID: 41756758
Thank you very much. Your answer helped me.

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