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How to print report totals in BOLD font

 
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deva

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: How to print report totals in BOLD font
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Can any bold suggest me..that Which printer control character need be use to print report totals in BOLD while printing ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject:
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any particular printer?

for line printers, using overprint (think it is an hyphen '-' but can't remember) will effect the bold, but that is a printer that responds to FBA type characters.

if you are driving a laser printer, I have no idea.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to print report totals in BOLD font
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The overstrike is a '+' for ANSI Carriage Control. It should work by default for most cases.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: How to print report totals in BOLD font
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deva wrote:
Which printer control character
I think, the answer for this would differ from experience to experience. We use AFP, which has it's own character set for such editing.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject:
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On the old "line" printers, you could print without advancing and then print a second time to overstrike the characters.

On "page" printers with APF, you need a special PAGEDEF that directs the printer to use a special BOLD font for certain lines.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject:
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Bill Dennis wrote:
On the old "line" printers, you could print without advancing and then print a second time to overstrike the characters.
If there are multiple bold headings in some report, is it a good idea to use this option?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject:
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If the printer hardware allows it, use it as much as you wish. There are probably very few "impact" printers around. Most are "laser" type.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

It was out of curiosity, never used this- and "mainframe-printer" was not working well so couldn't experiment with. Thanks, I'll keep this point with me... icon_smile.gif
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