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SmartForms Inconsistent Printout

I have a problem when printing my Smartforms. If I set my Output Device to LOCL under System->User Profile->Own Data, everything works fine. However, if I set it to the same default printer but this time use the SAP defined printer name, words get cut off and fonts get altered.

Why is this happening and is there a way around it? Some people are telling me that I must develop my Smartform according to the printer that will be used. That seems very odd.

Please advise.



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  • Posted on Feb 02, 2005 at 06:14 PM


    welcome in the world of printing in SAP - it is very often odd.

    When using SAP's printer name, document is handled by application server. When using LOCL, your PC is converting document into printer data.

    Now your systems parameters have different settings, e.g. installed fonts, printable area, ... lots of parameters, which lead to different translations of layout -> printer data.

    From my point of view: basis team has to maintain all values in systems printer definition correct. Doesn't make much sense to implement different forms for identical printers, just because some parameters differ in customizing.



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