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Bitmap prints differently on different computers (repost)

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I have a report with an OLE bound frame.

A bitmap has been pasted into the bound field.

The bitmap displays and prints differently on different computers. In
particular, the alignment is different. Both computers are using the same
printer.

What can I do to work out why the bitmap rendering is different on different
computers?

(david)
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Do both computers use *exactly* the same version of the printer driver?

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"david epsom dot com dot au" <david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote in message
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I have a report with an OLE bound frame.

A bitmap has been pasted into the bound field.

The bitmap displays and prints differently on different computers. In
particular, the alignment is different. Both computers are using the same
printer.

What can I do to work out why the bitmap rendering is different on
different computers?

(david)

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Is the application used as the OLE Server to render the BMP's the same on
both computers, for example MS Paint or MS Phot Editor?

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HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.
"david epsom dot com dot au" <david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote in message
news:43***********************@lon-reader.news.telstra.net...
I have a report with an OLE bound frame.

A bitmap has been pasted into the bound field.

The bitmap displays and prints differently on different computers. In
particular, the alignment is different. Both computers are using the same
printer.

What can I do to work out why the bitmap rendering is different on
different computers?

(david)

Nov 13 '05 #3

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I'm not onsite. I've asked the user to look for the printer driver version,
and that request may be passed on to the IT people. Also, is there any test
that you can suggest that I might be able to script?

(david)

"Van T. Dinh" <Va***********@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:un**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Do both computers use *exactly* the same version of the printer driver?

--
HTH
Van T. Dinh
MVP (Access)

"david epsom dot com dot au" <david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote in message
news:43***********************@lon-reader.news.telstra.net...
I have a report with an OLE bound frame.

A bitmap has been pasted into the bound field.

The bitmap displays and prints differently on different computers. In
particular, the alignment is different. Both computers are using the same
printer.

What can I do to work out why the bitmap rendering is different on
different computers?

(david)


Nov 13 '05 #4

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> both computers, for example MS Paint or MS Phot

How can I check this?

The client is using SQL Server, and I have a copy of the database. Is there
going to be information in the database about the OLE Server? How would I
get that information? (Or file type information?)

Looking at my own data, in table view the field displays the word "picture".
Does that mean anything? Clients use copy and paste to insert their own
object into the field.

(david)
"Stephen Lebans" <ForEmailGotoMy.WebSite.-WWWdotlebansdot...@linvalid.com>
wrote in message news:y1**********************@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Is the application used as the OLE Server to render the BMP's the same on
both computers, for example MS Paint or MS Phot Editor?

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.
"david epsom dot com dot au" <david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote in message
news:43***********************@lon-reader.news.telstra.net...
I have a report with an OLE bound frame.

A bitmap has been pasted into the bound field.

The bitmap displays and prints differently on different computers. In
particular, the alignment is different. Both computers are using the same
printer.

What can I do to work out why the bitmap rendering is different on
different computers?

(david)


Nov 13 '05 #5

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David I have no experience with inserting Images into SQL tables. I believe
they support an OLE object data type. If so, then when you view the table
directly you should see the class name of the object, for example:
Generic Package or Picture
PaintBrush
MS Photo Editor etc.

Check both tables and see what's there. It's either a different class of
object for the two tables or it's the same class but a different version of
the Application that is serving as the OLE object server.

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.

"david epsom dot com dot au" <david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote in message
news:43***********************@lon-reader.news.telstra.net...
both computers, for example MS Paint or MS Phot


How can I check this?

The client is using SQL Server, and I have a copy of the database. Is
there going to be information in the database about the OLE Server? How
would I get that information? (Or file type information?)

Looking at my own data, in table view the field displays the word
"picture". Does that mean anything? Clients use copy and paste to insert
their own object into the field.

(david)
"Stephen Lebans" <ForEmailGotoMy.WebSite.-WWWdotlebansdot...@linvalid.com>
wrote in message news:y1**********************@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Is the application used as the OLE Server to render the BMP's the same on
both computers, for example MS Paint or MS Phot Editor?

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.
"david epsom dot com dot au" <david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote in message
news:43***********************@lon-reader.news.telstra.net...
I have a report with an OLE bound frame.

A bitmap has been pasted into the bound field.

The bitmap displays and prints differently on different computers. In
particular, the alignment is different. Both computers are using the
same printer.

What can I do to work out why the bitmap rendering is different on
different computers?

(david)



Nov 13 '05 #6

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On the copy of his data I received, the field
is just showing "OLE Object", which is the same
as an empty field.

One possibility is that I don't have the correct
application installed.

Another idea is that they pasted a Link in the
field, instead of embedding an object. Does that
make sense?

In either case, I would have expected to see some
kind of error message?

There must be some way to get information out of
the field if it has an object or link in it? (I
had a look at your site but didn't identify a place
I could start).

(david)
"Stephen Lebans" <ForEmailGotoMy.WebSite.-WWWdotlebansdot...@linvalid.com>
wrote in message news:fH**********************@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
David I have no experience with inserting Images into SQL tables. I
believe they support an OLE object data type. If so, then when you view
the table directly you should see the class name of the object, for
example:
Generic Package or Picture
PaintBrush
MS Photo Editor etc.

Check both tables and see what's there. It's either a different class of
object for the two tables or it's the same class but a different version
of the Application that is serving as the OLE object server.

--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
Access Code, Tips and Tricks
Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.

"david epsom dot com dot au" <david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote in message
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both computers, for example MS Paint or MS Phot

Nov 13 '05 #7

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