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Installing Print Settings

To access ZARCOM PRINT SETTINGS press <7> on the Utilities & Setup menu, then press <P> at the prompt.


If you are running the print settings for the first time the following screen will appear:
 

SA:MENU8_____________________________________________________________ 9:17:27 am
__________________+-----------------------------------------+___________________
__________________¦ Z A R C O M  P R I N T  S E T T I N G S ¦___________________
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
¦          +-------------------------------------------------------+           ¦
¦          ¦ If you have an EPSON printer the following codes will ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ cause the  printer  to  print  any  wide  reports  in ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ condensed  print,  so  that you will  not have to put ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ 14 7/8"  x  11"  paper in the  printer.   If you have ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ another printer  you can check in your printer manual ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ and substitute their codes.                            ¦           ¦
¦          +-------------------------------------------------------+           ¦
¦    Enter the command to start condensed print                                ¦
:chr(15)                                                                       :
¦    Enter the command to disable condensed print                              ¦
:chr(18)                                                                       :
¦    Enter the command to start double width print                             ¦
:chr(14)                                                                       :
¦    Enter the command to disable double width print                           ¦
:chr(20)                                                                       :
¦    Enter the printer driver for your printer or '?' :GENERIC     :           ¦
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
________________________________________________________________________________
___'?' in the 1st position of Drive field will let you view the PRINTERS file___
________________________________________________________________________________

Follow the instructions on the screen.

The commands shown as entered above are the default printer commands for an EPSON dot matrix printer; you may select these or change them to whatever they should be for your particular model of printer.

To install a new print driver, enter the driver name instead of 'GENERIC', or a '?' to view a list of drivers.
 

¦    Enter the printer driver for your printer or '?' :?          :            |

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
¦ Enter the folder that the DRIVERS.EXE file is? (C:\ZSC\                    ) ¦
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
________________________________________________________________________________

The DRIVERS.EXE file should be in the same folder as ........... is. The following list will appear:
 

                                                                      9:44:05 am
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
¦PRINTER                                     ¦DRIVER      ¦BX¦BIU     ¦EL¦CM¦LQ¦
¦--------------------------------------------+------------+--+--------+--+--+--¦
¦ Generic Driver (Any printer not listed)    ¦GENERIC.PR2 ¦Bx¦B  I/u U¦  ¦  ¦  ¦
¦ASCII text file                             ¦ASCII.PR2   ¦Bx¦        ¦  ¦  ¦  ¦
¦C-Itoh 715                                  ¦CI715_2.PR2 ¦  ¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦C-Itoh 815 (P351 mode)                      ¦CI815.PR2   ¦Bx¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦C-Itoh Prowriter Jr.                        ¦FX80_3.PR2  ¦  ¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Canon Bubble Jet                            ¦IBMPRO.PR2  ¦Bx¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Canon LBP (4 & 8 Mark III)                  ¦CANONLBP.PR2¦Bx¦B  I   U¦E ¦  ¦  ¦
¦DataProducts SPG (8050 & 8070)              ¦DP_8050.PR2 ¦  ¦B  I/u U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Diconix 150, 150 Plus                       ¦DICONX.PR2  ¦  ¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Epson Apex 80                               ¦LX80.PR2    ¦  ¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Epson Dot Matrix Family                     ¦EPSON.PR2   ¦Bx¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Epson EPI-4000 (LaserJet II emulation)      ¦HPLAS2I.PR2 ¦Bx¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦  ¦
¦Epson EPL-6000 (LaserJet II emulation)      ¦HPLAS2I.PR2 ¦Bx¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦  ¦
¦Epson EX- 800 (or EX-1000)                  ¦FX85_3.PR2  ¦  ¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Epson FX-  80 (or FX-80 Plus)               ¦FX80_3.PR2  ¦  ¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Epson FX-  85                               ¦FX85_3.PR2  ¦  ¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Epson FX-  86E                              ¦FX86E.PR2   ¦Bx¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
¦Epson FX- 100 (or FX-100 Plus)              ¦FX80_3.PR2  ¦  ¦B  I   U¦E ¦C ¦LQ¦
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

      Move to the desired printer and press 'Ctrl'+'End' or 'Esc' to abort

Press <PgDn> and <PgUp> to view more Printer drivers.  To help you decide which driver you should use there is a filed called DBDRIVER.TXT, in the same folder as the DRIVERS.EXE file. Use 'Word Pad' to view the file. These drivers are a few years old, so you will have to try the latest drivers for your printer's manufacturer to find the rite one. Some times your printer may be able to simulate another kind of printer.

The meaning of the column's on the right are indicated below:
 

dBASE V Printer Drivers

     The table uses the abbreviations shown below to indicate the functions
     supported by each printer. 

       -------------------------------------                              
          B    - Bold                                                     
          B/d  - Bold as double-strike                                    
          I    - Italic                                                   
          I/u  - Italics denoted by an underline                          
          U    - Underline                                                
          E    - Elite                                                    
          C    - Compressed                                               
          LQ   - Letter Quality                                           
          Bx   - Supports box-drawing characters                          
                                    

Move the cursor to your desired printer and press <Ctrl> and <End> simultaneously to select your driver. The following will appear on the bottom of the screen:
 

¦    Enter the printer driver for your printer or '?' :FX86E.PR2   :           ¦
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
¦ (S)ave printer commands, Test in (P)ica, (E)lite (C)ondensed or (R)eturn ( ) ¦
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Press <P> to test your printer in Pica type. This is normally 10 characters to the inch.

Press <E> to test your printer in Elite type.. This is normally 12 characters to the inch.

Press <C> to test your printer in Condensed type.. This is normally 16.67 characters to the inch.

Press <S> to save the commands entered. These are saved in a file called ABDPRT.MEM.

Press <R> to return to Utilities and Setup menu.


If you have already install the printer settings, the following screen will appear:
 
 

SA:MENU8_____________________________________________________________ 8:13:45 am
__________________+-----------------------------------------+___________________
__________________¦ Z A R C O M  P R I N T  S E T T I N G S ¦___________________
__________________+-----------------------------------------+___________________
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
¦          +-------------------------------------------------------+           ¦
¦          ¦ The following codes  have been installed  by  you  to ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ invoke condensed print for  the month-end  report. If ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ you are  changing printers  or  correcting a previous ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ code check in your printer manual  and  substitue the ¦           ¦
¦          ¦ new codes.                                            ¦           ¦
¦          +-------------------------------------------------------+           ¦
¦    Enter the command to start condensed print                                ¦
:chr(27)+"(ON"+chr(27)+"(s0p16.67h8.5v0s0b0T"                                  :
¦    Enter the command to disable condensed print                              ¦
:chr(27)+"(8U"+chr(27)+ )+"(s0p10.00h12.0v0s0b0T"                              :
¦    Enter the command to start double width print                             ¦
:chr(27)+"(ON"+chr(27)+"(s0p12.00h12.0v0s3b6T"                                 :
¦    Enter the command to disable double width print                           ¦
:chr(27)+"(8U"+chr(27)+)+"(s0p10.00h12.0v0s0b0T"                               :
¦                                                                              ¦
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
¦         (S)ave the printer commands, (T)est or (R)eturn to menu ( )          ¦
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
If you are using a LASER or INK JET printer, the codes above are an example of the way you will have to enter the fonts required for you printer. These fonts are for a HP LASER II printer. If you have a complicated set up, do a Print Screen (in Windows: press <Alt> and <PrintScrn> simultaneously. Then using 'Word Pad', insert the clipboard into a new document and print it out) and save a copy of the settings once they are correct.

The printer settings are saved in a file called ABDPRT.MEM. You can erase this file if you wish to re-set the printer codes to the default settings or have no printer codes at all.

Press <S> to save the commands entered.

Press <T> to run a test to find out if the commands entered will work on your printer.

EXIT:

Press <R> to return to the Utilities and Setup menu.