Font size is different than in DOS. The report does not
fit the pre printed stationery
have different choices:
destination printer is compatible with the source data flow provided by
your own program, then you can enable RAW printing
in the Printfil's configuration dialog, so that the captured data will
be sent to the printer AS IS and you'll obtain the same result as
previously, even though your printer is connected to an USB port, a
If instead the destination printer is not compatible with the source
data flow, then Printfil must print in GDI mode
(the default) to drive it.
When printing in GDI mode, Printfil normally autofits the
font to the page (as set into the Windows printer driver), minus
the margins (as set into the Printfil's configuration).
This "printable area" is then divided for the number of rows/columns in
your report to find out which is the correct font size, which is
assumed to be the old "10 cpi" corresponding one.
ensure your DOS
reports will be always correctly printed, independently by the page
size, margins, and the choosen destination printer.
The number of columns in the report is normally autocalculated by
Printfil if "Columns" = 0 in the Printfil's configuration.
The default number of rows is set into the Printfil's configuration
dialog too, and Printfil will use that value unless the source
application sends an EJECT command (Ascii 12 - FF) to the printer
So, to change the font size to your preferred value
on your report you can change the page margins and/or the number of
rows/columns per page in the Printfil's configuration.
By playing with those values you can find out which is the right
combination of values which makes your textual jobs fitting the
Please note however that with Printfil you could also choose
to merge a standard BMP file as background instead of printing to the
preprinted stationary. This would not only make you saving
money and time (using only blank paper loaded in the printer for all
your print jobs), but the BMP itself can also be resized on the page
with the same rules of the text, as described on Chapter 6 in the
manual: How to Merge Logos and other
background Image Files
way you can setup
your preferred margins on any size of paper, and your reports will be
always correctly aligned within the form.
example you can run the
"Help->Test" Printfil's pages twice,
with different page margins, and look at the 3rd page (the invoice)