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Dec 14, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Crystal Repoorts 2008 W2008R2 Dot Matrix Printing Problems

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Using CR2008 running on Windows Server 2008R2 - printing toLexMark 2580n dot matrix printers.

I have developed reports that print correctly WHEN I call them up in Crystal Reports 2008 and print them from that application. If I call that same report from within a Visual Studio application, it does not print at all as expected (or desired!!). Similarly, I cannot get other reports to print correctly running directly out of Crystal yet if I call them from the Visual Studio application it does work/behave.

Also, I have some label reports that are printing to a 3.5"W x 2.0"H size (I created a custom label like usual in printer server properties) that behave when I run them directly from Crystal but consistently print out vertically (90 degrees to the right) when I run it from Visual Studio. It's maddeming. I tested the reports when I first purchased CR2008 to make sure it would run on W2008R2 Server (and it did work). Did not see this problem coming. Any assistance would be helpful.

FYI I am printing to LexMark 2580n dot matrix, brand new printers (had to purchase these to make drivers work on W2008R2). LexMark has effectively (to my satisfaction) ruled out their printers as the problem.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.