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.
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.
- 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.
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).
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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