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DEFAULT PRINTERM PROBLEM

By matt5968 ·
We have 1 W2K SERVER WITH SEVERAL 98 AND WIN ME CLIENTS. Server has a shared hp printer installed. One 98 client has a shared xerox laser printer thats connected to lpt1. Most clients have default printer xerox. Filemaker pro 4 is primary application used. Recently we discovered that when using filmaker pro it will not print to the default xerox prt but to the hp instead. People had to manually select the xerox prt each time . But when using other appls as word or netpad to will print to the default xerox prt. please help..

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by tjc In reply to DEFAULT PRINTERM PROBLEM

I've noticed that some software packages don't like the manufacture printer drives, when working on a network. I would suggest that you re-isntall the drives and use the MS print drivers and see what happens. That worked with me on several occasions.

Also check that the Filemaker pro to see if it has an interal selection to keep to a default when you save the application.

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by rjames In reply to DEFAULT PRINTERM PROBLEM

Although the previous answer will work the problem relates to the way Filemaker uses PCL for printing to the HP printer.

As stated the easiest way out is to use the Windows (Non-PCL) print drivers but you will lose some of the advanced controls and printing features of the HP.
Check to see if there is a patch for FileMaker

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