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By pizza7 ·
Hi,

Has anyone noticed that printing from Lotus Notes is not all that great depending on the form you set-up. We run 4.6.6b. The form has a table with data from rich text fields included in it. R4 client will print the table but some data may be missing. It might cut off the table on the right side. R5 will print with all the data intact but the formatting will still be off from what you see on the screen.

Anyone have experience with this? What did you do to solve the problem? If you need more info e-mail me at bits@mil-elect-tool.com. My name is Frank. Thanks.

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by GoddessNo1 In reply to Lotus Notes Printing

Usually printing is depending of dirvers (i.e. printer) you are using. For example HP 4500 does not print the document as you see it on the screen. You might find an answer from http://support.lotus.com by clicking Technical Resources/Technical Search and Knowledge Base Library

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by joakim.kosmo In reply to Lotus Notes Printing

I've not tried printing from r5, but 4.6 is not able to do a page break inside a table. Printing is not LN strongest side, also paper is a very different media from your screen so printing will allways be different.
There are several options to work around your concrete problem, a simple sollution is to divide your table into several tables making sure that no table would span a page.
You're writing that the table contains rich text, if you can use plain text you could make the print from a view or folder instead. The folder does not need to contain more than the particulary document you want to print, and could have the option "present multiple values a seperate rows" (at least that what I thinks it's called.) On the more radical side, you could make a Lotus Script that start Excel without making it visible, then send your data to Excel, format and print. Since the user never sees Excel, they will give all the glory for the nice print to Notes.

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