Same Report...Different Printers?  
Author Message
BABSBINI





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Same Report...Different Printers? Top

Hi all,
What may be causing the same report file to print differently on different printers We are developing the reports in VFP9 and we make sure that tag and tag2 fields are emptied before compiling the exe.
The differences are various like:
1. Difference in left/top margin.
2. Extra blank spaces left out in the middle of the report on certain printers.
3. Shift in borders printed along the edge of the report.

The printers in question are HP LaserJet 4000, Brother MFC 3900, ADOBE PDF, Microsoft Fax/Document Image Writer. The latter 2 always leave a very small left margin.
All thoughts are appreciated.
Bini


Visual FoxPro1  
 
 
giuln





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Same Report...Different Printers? Top

look at margins in printer settings...

 
 
AndyKr





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Same Report...Different Printers? Top

Different printers have different settings. Since you are not specifying anything in the report, you are getting whatever the default settings for the printer actually are. I am not sure you can do anything about that programmatically though

 
 
Ken Murphy





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Same Report...Different Printers? Top

This is one of the problems with printers. You can have the same report run over two printers and get different results. You can even have two identical printers but different printer drivers and you get different results. One would think that printer manufacturers would get together to develop standards! In an app I did a while ago, I went to the trouble of creating a copy of the report for each printer (adjusting each slightly to fit that printer.) I removed the report from the exe and copied the appropriate one to the client computer. Not a very elegant solution, but it worked at the time.

I am an old sailor and printers can still teach me how to curse.

Best of luck