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Problems with receipt printer.

Question asked by domiller on Sep 26, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2013 by Stephen Huston

I'm trying to get Filemaker to work with a roll-paper receipt printer (specifically an Epson TM-U220PD). I have things mostly working, but I am having issues with character spacing. The printer prints 40 characters per line (monospaced). I set up my report using Courier New, so it *should* mimic the behavior of the printer. However, somewhere along the line (Filemaker->Windows->Printer), it appears to be dropping spaces on lines with fields. If I put in a simple text string, it prints exactly as I would expect. And, in fact, the print preview looks correct. But when the receipt prints, things move to the left and sometimes even overprint. Am I missing something obvious? Something subtle? Does Filemaker just not like monospaced printers? Any help would be appreciated. I have attached images of the preview and actual receipt if they will help any.

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