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Printing settings My OKI Microline 521 is only printing half a page and the text is not vertically straight? How may I resolve this issue?

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Hi,I have a doubt, whether the perview is good and only the print out is bad or both are bad.
Anyway i am giving solutions for both.
The Statement or Report Looks Fine When Previewed, but Looks Bad When Printed If the appearance of the statement or report when printed differs from its appearance when previewed, this may indicate a problem with the printer driver (such as corruption of the driver files). Make sure you are using the most current version of the correct printer driver for the operating system on your computer. For example, a printer driver for an OkiData MicroLine 390 for Windows 98 may not work well at all when printing from Windows XP.

  1. If you need to check for a different printer driver, begin by checking the installation disk or CD-ROM that was provided with your printer.
  2. If you can't find the driver you need on the installation media provided by your printer's manufacturer, check the CD-ROM from which your operating system was installed (i.e., your Windows CD-ROM).
  3. If you can't find the driver you need on your Windows CD-ROM, or if you need to try an updated version of the driver you are currently using, check your printer manufacturer's Web site.my.okidata.com/pp-ML521.nsf/openingdrivermenu?OpenFrameSet
The Statement or Report Looks Bad Whether Previewed or Printed There are many factors that can contribute to undesirable printed output, such as margins, fonts, and custom paper sizes. Use the following steps to troubleshoot this problem.
  • Try using a different font size. See if there is a separate font size available for the same font family (e.g., 15 cpi vs.10 cpi).
  • Try adjusting the page margins and printer offset adjustments in the Page Setup window.
  • Check the printer driver properties to determine if a custom paper size is specified. If not, you may need to specify one. For example, when printing checks that have only one stub, you may need to set up a custom paper size of 8.5 inches wide by 7 inches tall. Conversely, if a custom paper size is incorrectly selected, printed output of reports and statements may be adversely affected.
  • In the Advanced Printing Features window, select the Optimize for Print to File check box and clear all other options and check boxes.
  • Try temporarily renaming the STI.INI file and restarting the Tabs3 or PracticeMaster program. The STI.INI file holds all of the printer settings. If this helps, you may have to recreate the margins, font selections, and other settings used for printing since that information is stored in the STI.INI file. If this does not help, delete the new STI.INI file and rename the original file back to STI.INI.
  • Is the printer configured to emulate another type of printer? Consult the printer's manual and/or the printer manufacturer's Web site to determine if the printer is able to emulate another type of printer such as an IBM Proprinter. If you have tried all of the internal fonts available in the printer's current configuration, it may be beneficial to configure the printer to emulate a different type of printer and then install the corresponding printer driver. Then you can test each of the internal fonts available in the new driver.
  • Once your printing issue has been resolved, check the printed output to ensure that lines are not wrapping or breaking when they should not. Make sure the margins all appear correct.
  • When you are satisfied that the printed output is completely correct, be sure to look at a preview of the same print job, to ensure that the preview is legible. For some printer drivers and fonts, it may be necessary to make a second installation of the printer that uses TrueType fonts. This second installation would then be selected whenever you need to preview reports or statements, and the original installation would be used for the actual printing.

Hope my info solves your problem,
Thanx for using fixya.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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