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Print settings and network

I have a Visual FoxPro program that prints to an Okidata 3410. I don't send any font information, just print statements. The person who used the printer just retired and the IT people removed her network login, which was the only one given access to the printer. So they then created a new group of users on the network that can access the printer. However, now the same program prints in a very different format. It sounds like it is printing much more compressed and possibly the font is different. The printer says 10 pitch but it doesn't sound like it. Unfortunately they have also lost the User's Manual, so I am trying to help them figure this out. Of course the IT people just say it is the foxpro problem, but I don't see how it could be. Nothing has changed there.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated or even a manual might help. Thanks

Bill Kennish
941 460-0843

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  • VFP Bill Feb 08, 2008

    I now suspect that the driver has been lost during the transition. Can I get that online somewhere?

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The Service Manual is available: CLICK HERE. Or, if you prefer, the Owner's Manual is avaialable from Okidata: CLICK HERE.

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    The drivers are available, but vary by Operating System...

  • Aimiel Ireman Feb 08, 2008

    Okidata printers last forever don't they? I used to have one, and loved it.

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Hi,

Click HERE to download the manual go through it carefully and your problem will be solved.

Goodluck,
Please don't forget to aret me as fixya..

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  • Priya darshan Feb 08, 2008

    What version of faxpro are you using??

    If you have any other problems please ask me..

    Goodluck once again please don't forget to rate me as fixya..

  • Priya darshan Feb 08, 2008

    Click HERE to choose your operating system and then download it but you need to pay $3 for it so that it is legal.And don't try to run any 3rd party software which are for free.

    Goodluck once again please don't forget to rate me as fixya..

  • Priya darshan Feb 08, 2008

    If you have any other problem please ask me..

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Is that printing compressed only if u use foxpro?

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 08, 2008

    print some test page in printer settings and see if its printing in some manner. if so try the printer in some different network,.
    if it prints properly then its problem with foxpro.
    you will have to check for any settings change.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 08, 2008

    this site has the driver for your printer.

    but its not free. they are selling it for some small cost

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