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Que
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:13 pm    Post subject: Formatted Print Output Reply with quote

Does anyone have any experience with controlling printed output. I'm looking at being able to print labels, and am struggling with getting my output aligned properly. I'm not real picky about font or formatting. I'm basically planning on a fixed width font to keep things simple.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Que, Smile

The VDS text editor has some (but not many) selectable
options at printout:

http://www.vdsworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=120

Also, I'd use the Courier New font for printing and
in the TEXT element ya write the labels with.

Cheers, Mac Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also like some insight into this...
I was wanting to write a simple label printing program a while ago but never got around to it. Thanks in advance to anyone with info on the subject! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This made be more than what you are looking for, but I created a program to print labels from a standard text file that had the information. I then used VDS to read this text file and create a PCL5 output file using PCL escape codes to print the labels on an Avery label sheet. It took a while but we get really nice labels every day.

This is quite complicated, but once you know the PCL codes, you can do alot. It also means that you need a PCL compatiable printer.

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