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Smartform window borders not appearing in dot matrix printer Epson FX-1170

Hi all. I have a smartform with boxes (made out of windows and its borders) and texts inside those boxes. In the print preview, it shows the window borders. However, when the actual printout comes, the window borders do not appear. I have tried to change the 'output options' of the windows - I tried using millimeters, centimeters, point, lines, as well as inches, for the unit and also tried changing the width, but it still doesn't appear. Has anyone encountered a similar problem with dot matrix printers? Please help.

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  • Nov 01, 2007 at 09:39 AM

    Hi,

    the dot-matrix printers cannot "draw" lines and pictures, so, it is not capable of drawing the vertical and horizontal lines you have defined in the smartform windows. I think that you need to write the horizontal lines using the '-' or '_' characters but I am not sure about the vertical ones. Of course, as you realize, this requires big development effort.

    Regards,

    George

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