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Printing to a dot matrix printer

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I am developing a database where some reports need to print to a laser and
some need to print to a dot matrix printer.

I am not interested in how to do this programmatically, I will let the user
manually select the printer for each report, my question is.....

Is printing to a dot matrix printer the same (as far as Access in
concerned) as printing to a laser or inkjet printer? Do I just create the
report, set the margins and click print, or do I need to send special codes
a dot matrix printer?

Thanks,

Paul
Dec 15 '05 #1
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On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 11:54:53 GMT, "Paul H" <no****@nospam.com> wrote:

No special codes (escape sequences) needed; the driver will handle
that.
Just be careful with the margins and keep them wider than the margins
for the device with the widest margins. If you want to print fast,
you have more work to do, such as using a specific built-in font.

-Tom.

I am developing a database where some reports need to print to a laser and
some need to print to a dot matrix printer.

I am not interested in how to do this programmatically, I will let the user
manually select the printer for each report, my question is.....

Is printing to a dot matrix printer the same (as far as Access in
concerned) as printing to a laser or inkjet printer? Do I just create the
report, set the margins and click print, or do I need to send special codes
a dot matrix printer?

Thanks,

Paul


Dec 15 '05 #2

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