Defining a non-standard page size in VFP 5 - 05-04-2004 , 03:23 PM
I have an application which I created in FPW 2.6, which prints out to
8.5 by 8.5 inch paper, with no problems.
My client has upgraded to Windows XP on a new computer (and changed
nothing else), and although I can get FPW 2.6 & VFP 5 to run on the
system, and have the screens appear, etc., when they go to print to
the same dot matrix printer they have always used, the report prints
out as if it is on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Nothing I do in Print Setup
or elsewhere substantially changes what comes out - the spacing is
assumed to be 11 inches long.
The printer is an Okidata 591. A dot matrix has to be used because
they have multiple page, carbon copy forms.
I am about to go mad dealing with this problem. Is there some way to
define a non-standard page size? I have tried _plength with zero
HELP! (and thanks loads in advance)
Re: Defining a non-standard page size in VFP 5 - 05-04-2004 , 04:26 PM
Welcome to Windows isn't always Windows. In this case it's probably a totally different printer driver on XP. First see if there is an updated PD for this printer at the Okidata site (it's likely they just installed the default MS driver). If not see if you can "downgrade" to an older one - maybe even the Win9x driver he used to be running (some old ones will run on XP). If none of this gives you relief, check with Okidata and see if there is a newer printer that, with the right printer driver, will work like the old one did!
Good Luck. While I know that users rarely consider the requirements of old apps and hardware, somehimes you just can't get there from here once they've upgraded the OS!
"UnderDog" <bulge707 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com> wrote
Re: Defining a non-standard page size in VFP 5 - 08-18-2004 , 12:32 PM
On 4 May 2004 13:23:05 -0700, bulge707 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com (UnderDog) wrote:
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solution was to change page size in "Printing preferences" option of the
right-click menu (Start-Settings-Printers and Faxes; right-click on your
printer). This seem to do the trick. Windows XP seem to brazenly ignore
applications' attempts to control page size (unless, of course, these are the
latest Microsoft applications).
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Alexandre Peshansky, Systems Manager, RUH, NY