July 31st, 2006, 02:33 PM
Print 1/3 of a page w/Dot Matrix printer
I have written many apps which print forms, textboxes,etc., but his latest app has me bouncing off the walls. I have an automated ticket generator for a truck scale. Imagine this: an Okidata Dot Matrix printer, which feedsthe paper via carriage wheel. Each 8.5 x 11 carbon-copy paper is actually divided into three carbon-copy tickets separated by perforations.
My problem is this: I have drawn a form which fits on each ticket(1/3 of the page) quite well. However, I cannot figure out how to make the printer feed ONLY 1/3 OF THE PAGE after each spool. What ends up happening is a whole page is fed in, and two tickets are wasted each print. Of course, I could just tell the guy to feed the paper backout after every ticket, but then he would have to worry about lining it up correctly every time.
If anyone has any ideas, I would really appreciate it
Thanks For Your Tiime
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