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Printing Filemaker pro 7 from Windows XP

Hello
We are having trouble with printing from Filemaker Pro 7 to a Toshiba Estudio 250 printer /copier. All other programmes print OK. The computer is a PC running Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 2 Pentium III.
The merged data from the list comes out fine but the text boxes in the layout (for an address sheet) comes out as gobbledegook: just numbers, symbols, garbage.

e.g.
@??***%%% $20) 3344% &&% 222$$99)))7%%
(#@!() 33379<< && ^^##!!) 3333@//<4$)7777^3298

Mr Jim Jones
45 Smith st
jonesville 32457

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  • td4dave Apr 27, 2008

    Thanks; we have figured out which fonts will work and which won't so we can mange well.
    Filemaker works brilliantly on my Mac; just the computer sat the office was the problem, being Windows.......

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Only truetype fonts are supported in Filemaker Pro 7 and later (reference http://filemaker.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/filemaker.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=636&p_created=1115172456&p_sid=OTFkUO1j&
p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF
9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MjQ2OSwy
NDY5JnBfcHJvZHM9MSw4ODkmcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PTIuODg5
JnBfY3Y9JnBfcHNfYW5zX3VwZGF0ZWQ9JnBfcGFnZT0xJnBfc2
VhcmNoX3RleHQ9cHJpbnRpbmcgd2luZG93cyB4cCAicHJvIDcu
MCI*&p_li=&p_topview=1).
Likely need to update printer, or at least drivers... Thanks for rating FixYa!

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  • Cheryl Whalen Apr 24, 2008

    If you are still having an issue with which I might assist, I would like to get to FixYa!

  • Cheryl Whalen Apr 26, 2008

    Hello, td4dave. Haven't heard back from you - just wanted to check to see if you are still having issues or if we have gotten it fixed. Thought I would add a little info re drivers.



    Since detecting the type of equipment you have, and its numerous technical specifications, can be quite difficult, it may be easiest to use a site that will scan your system and determine the updates needed. Three available sites: driveragent.com, drivers.com, and drivershq.com.



    I am hopeful that we have reached a solution for you, to the point where you feel that my help has brought us to a FixYa rating! Thanks!

  • Cheryl Whalen Apr 27, 2008

    Thanks for the feedback - glad you got it going - and yes, there's a MS influence in (almost) all our lives that is often not pleasant! Happy news, and again, thanks for checking back in. Best of luck to you!

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