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Page not printing on Dot Matrix Printer

Dear Experts,

I had requirment to print the PO layout on a stationary which is bigger than a4 and bit lesser than a3

I found that page as 370(Width) and 295(hight). So according to it I created a new page format in SAP coz I didnt have any page format near to it. For setting up the new page format I did these steps:

1) Page Format

2) Format Types

3) Device Types.

All these are done. also I have attached my Z smartform in the NEU output type in NACE.

Now when I excute SF and try to print that its not getting triggering on the printer.

I have taken printer as LP01.

Please suggest. Where I am wrong.

-=Soni=-

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5 Answers

  • Sep 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Hi,

    Did you assign the Device Type to LP01 in SPAD t.code?

    did you got any printer selection pop up once the print button is pressed?

    Regards,

    Dhina..

    Edited by: Dhina DMD on Sep 15, 2011 3:05 PM

    Edited by: Dhina DMD on Sep 15, 2011 3:05 PM

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    Sep 15, 2011 at 03:24 PM

    Hi,

    You need to assign the created page format to the device type used. Which device type is defined in output device LP01? Also if it is a device type with Line Printer Driver II, you also need to add the commands in the Printer Initialization action of the page format within the device type with commands to tell the printer the length of the page.

    See the thread dot-matrix-print-is-not-coming-correctly

    Regards,

    Aidan

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi,

      If you print via a windows device type like SAPWIN and use a custom page format, there is no caommand sent from SAP to windows to select the paper size. The default page format of the printer at windows level is used. So you need to create the page format in windows and assign it as te default for this printer in windows. See SAP note 163136 for details.

      Regards,

      Aidan

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    Sep 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Hi Soni,

    Did you assign the Output Type to the Printer. If not pls check your printer-> Printing Preference->Advance-> Paper Size, Its 'Letter' by default..... You need to select your customzed oytput type here inorder to print in that format.

    Hope this will help you in resolving the issue...

    BR,

    Vinit

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Guys issue is resolved now.

      Problem was:

      The device type EPESCP2 was needed to give in output type say DOTMAT in the device attribute tab in SPAD.

      EPSON dot matrix printers take their own device types mentioned in SAP (SPAD).

      Thanks for all support.

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    Sep 17, 2011 at 02:45 PM

    Hi Soni,

    1. Use code SPAD.

    2. Create one Output device there say 'ZTEST'.

    3. Assign EPESCP2 Device type in this output type which is widely used device type for dot matrix line printers.

    4. when ZTEST Output device created then try to print your page by ZTEST inspite of LP01.

    I hope this will solve your printing issue.

    Regards

    Syed Ashkar Rizvi

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    Edited by: Thomas Zloch on Sep 20, 2011 8:36 PM

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    Oct 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Again some issues came up.

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