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Can't get my printer working right

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Anonymous
March 13, 2005 5:59:34 PM

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I'm a Windows XP and VS.net newbie, so be gentle. I like my listings on
fanfold paper for debugging, so I bought an Oki ML391turbo dot matrix
printer. I hooked it up and everything works great except that when I print
out listings from within VS, it sends out printer formatting commands that
are incompatible with the printer. They override the internal setup of the
printer. I know that I have the printer set up right through the front
panel and that I have the right driver loaded and I'm running the right
emulation for the printer. Actually, it may not be VS, but Windows itself,
since the same
thing happens when I go to the Printers and Faxes screen and print a test
page to the printer. There may be some sort of default formatting coming
from Windows. In any event, unless I can find a way to make these tools
act right with my printer, then I've wasted several hundred dollars. This
would be, in my opinion, a serious flaw in a tool as sophisticated as
Windows or VS. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 9:17:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Try a different driver. The "Generic Text Printer" driver would probably work with dot-matrix

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"The Fat Dad" <mark.mickelsen@comcast.net> wrote in message news:o wcIyfBKFHA.2764@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I'm a Windows XP and VS.net newbie, so be gentle. I like my listings on
> fanfold paper for debugging, so I bought an Oki ML391turbo dot matrix
> printer. I hooked it up and everything works great except that when I print
> out listings from within VS, it sends out printer formatting commands that
> are incompatible with the printer. They override the internal setup of the
> printer. I know that I have the printer set up right through the front
> panel and that I have the right driver loaded and I'm running the right
> emulation for the printer. Actually, it may not be VS, but Windows itself,
> since the same
> thing happens when I go to the Printers and Faxes screen and print a test
> page to the printer. There may be some sort of default formatting coming
> from Windows. In any event, unless I can find a way to make these tools
> act right with my printer, then I've wasted several hundred dollars. This
> would be, in my opinion, a serious flaw in a tool as sophisticated as
> Windows or VS. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
>
>
!