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Jul 05, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Crystal Report printing on dot-matrix printer

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Hello,

I've developed an application using VB.NET and Crystal Reports in VS2008. The report generated gets printed correctly on modern laser or inkjet printers. However, the entire formatting gets affected when I print these reports on dot matrix printer. Apart from that. the print speed is very slow. I tried exporting the report to PDF, DOC and other formats - but no solution. There was Export to Text function, which is not working in Crystal Reports now.

After a research on this issue, I found out few links to some solutions - which actually doesn't work. These links are as follows:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vscrystalreports/thread/e24a8084-ad53-48bc-a7d5-065ef82636ac

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vscrystalreports/thread/dd506c66-4cdc-48a7-9fa8-2c6f14daef24/ (Same issue in C#)

I've seen some software, in which, when Print on Dot Matrix (custom menu option) is selected, data is sent to DOS mode and reports are printed from DOS mode.

Is there any solution for this? OR DOS mode is the only solution?

This is high priority issue. Even though we're moving ahead in IT industry, govt. still depend on 4 color dot matrix printer reports.

Waiting for solution

Regards

Mayur Tendulkar | www.mayurtendulkar.com