windows 2000 need a driver compatible with generic text epson printer driver in

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Printing' started by Madhu, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Madhu

    Madhu Guest

    Hi,

    I am using two OTC printers in my office.
    We use a generic text-only driver from Epson.
    All was working fine with Windows 98 but with windows 2000
    data is not printing properly.
    Lines are shifting towards left sometimes.
    But the same data is printing fine in 98.
    So,its not the printer problem but a driver problem.
    Can u suggest any drivers for Windows2000 for ur printers
    that work on fine.

    Please help !
    I have already contacted u before twice.
    Regards
    MAdhu
     
    Madhu, Sep 12, 2003
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  2. On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 09:07:10 -0700, Madhu wrote:

    =>So, its not the printer problem but a driver problem.
    =>Can u suggest any drivers for Windows2000 for ur printers
    =>that work on fine.

    Get the drivers for the printer model(s) that you own. Go
    to the manufacturer's website, and look for W2K drivers for
    your printer model(s). They're free.

    Whether you print pure text or formatted text depends on
    the application - at least it does in WordPerfect (I don't
    know about Word, I tried Word 5 or 6 some time ago and
    found it was a PITA to use, and it wouldn't read Word 3 or
    4 files or Wordpad , or something dumb-ass stupid like
    that, so I trashed it.) In WordPerfect, you choose ASCII
    text output, if that's what you want.

    If you are talking about some way of forcing the printer to
    print plain text in some specified font, regardless of what
    the user specifies, AFAIK there ain't no such animal. The
    application rules - after all, the designers of the
    programs assume that the user knows what he or she wants
    the printout to look like.

    If the lines of text don't line up, then someone isn't
    using the word-processor properly, such as spacing or
    tabbing to reach the next line instead of using Enter. My
    wife kept having that problem -- she also kept hitting
    Enter to reach the next page instead of using a "hard page"
    to force a page-break. Or she used spaces to make columns
    (instead of using Tabs or creating Tables). And so forth.
    There are all kinds of reasons why pure text won't print
    the same way as it shows on the screen, which after all
    shows formatted text, not pure text. The reasons are almost
    always traceable to the user, not the hardware or the
    software.

    HTH

    --
    Wolf Kirchmeir
    If you didn't want to go to Chicago, why did you get on the train?
    (Garrison Keillor)
    <just one w and plain ca for correct e-mail address>
     
    Wolf Kirchmeir, Sep 12, 2003
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