×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Changing the size of the font when printing from the port

Changing the size of the font when printing from the port

Changing the size of the font when printing from the port

(OP)
Hi, I'm trying to change the size of the font when i send the information to the printer, my code is:

CODE

Open Puerto For Output As #fNum

    If Err = 0 Then        
        Print #fNum, strCadena
        If bClosePortAfterPrint Then Close #fNum        
    End If


where "Puerto" is the printer port, (LPT1, mapped to a network printer), and what i'm looking for is for a common command to tell the printer to make the font condensed.

I won't use the printer object, because it is to slow, even i know that with that object i can use Printer.fontSize=10, or something like that. Printing from the port is fast, and for my application, i need to print fast, so, if you know if exists a common command to tell every printer (there will be 44 dot-matrix printers, and maybe differents) or if there is another way to print fast and changing the size of the font, please let me know

Thanks in advance

RE: Changing the size of the font when printing from the port

Since you're printing directly to the port, you might sending the proper escape sequence to the printer that will cause the proper font setting change.  You'll have to consult the manual for the printer to find out which escape sequences it will recogonize to perform the desired action.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close