Dot Matrix Printing...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Martin S., Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Martin S.

    Martin S. Guest

    I have a need to use a dot matrix printer with Vista to print on multi-part
    forms. If I print from Word 2007 will it print as text or a graphic image?
    Any advice???

    Martin S., Nov 5, 2007
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  2. Martin S.

    Tom Lake Guest

    If you have the generic driver loaded, it will print as text. If you have
    printer's specific driver loaded, it will print as graphics and be very
    At least that's what I found with Panasonic dot-matrix printers.

    Tom Lake
    Tom Lake, Nov 5, 2007
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  3. Adding a little to Tom's post, most dot matrix printers have resident fonts
    and these fonts will appear in the font list from Word when the printer is
    selected. If you use one of these native fonts, you'll get full speed
    printing. If you use a Windows font that is not resident in the printer,
    the text must be rendered as a bitmap graphic and will print slow.

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    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], Nov 5, 2007
  4. Martin S.

    huwyngr Guest

    IIRC they used to have a specific Printer icon to identify them -- I wonder
    if VISTA knows this and shows that icon?
    huwyngr, Nov 6, 2007
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