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Setting Spacing in Memo Field - Access 97

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PMB
Thank you in advance for any and all assistance.

I'm trying to take 4 fields and space them evenly on a receipt printer. My
problem is there are many variables, i.e.

Qty may be one or two digits; 01-99
Description may be UPTO: 25 characters, but some are less than that; Would
and either or statement for each length do the trick?
Price Per; $ .25 to $99.99
Then the subtotal is Qty * Price Per
and almost done; Tax is SubTotal * TaxRate
and Total is Tax + SubTotal on each line

I want to take a memo field to increase report printing speed as the Epson
TMU200D prints slower than molases in February when it has to print each
field, as it prints everything in a Graphics mode. I was told by Epson, a
text or memo field will improve printing speed!

Also, need to put Name of my Company on Receipt centered with address, city,
state and zipcode, then all other items would be Left Justification.

I'm sure there's a way to do it, but I'm brain dead, Please HELP!!

Michael
Nov 12 '05 #1
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If you don't want to add a RTF memo add-on, you will need to pick a font
with even character spacing. You will then be able to use spaces to justify
your characters.

To really speed up your dot matrix printer, install Microsoft's generic text
printer and select a compatible font. Then format your report to use this
font. This will force you dot matrix printer into text mode.

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Thank you in advance for any and all assistance.

I'm trying to take 4 fields and space them evenly on a receipt printer. My
problem is there are many variables, i.e.

Qty may be one or two digits; 01-99
Description may be UPTO: 25 characters, but some are less than that; Would
and either or statement for each length do the trick?
Price Per; $ .25 to $99.99
Then the subtotal is Qty * Price Per
and almost done; Tax is SubTotal * TaxRate
and Total is Tax + SubTotal on each line

I want to take a memo field to increase report printing speed as the Epson
TMU200D prints slower than molases in February when it has to print each
field, as it prints everything in a Graphics mode. I was told by Epson, a
text or memo field will improve printing speed!

Also, need to put Name of my Company on Receipt centered with address, city, state and zipcode, then all other items would be Left Justification.

I'm sure there's a way to do it, but I'm brain dead, Please HELP!!

Michael

Nov 12 '05 #2

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