Re: label printer woes (non-telnet)
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- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 09:01:52 -0500
- From: "Gillian (Jill) Dian Ellern" <ellern@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: label printer woes (non-telnet)
We have had lots of experience over the years with wordprocessing software printing labels because III doesn't have multiple label formats for item records. We have a large collection of curriculum materials that has a local call number format that doesn't print well using default LC format. (hint, hint III about multiple label format enhancement.) For a long time we still had an 8088 machine set up using the WordPerfect 5.1. It was clunky but it worked. Wanting to upgrade this machine, we moved to MS Word and a
pentium class machine. Word isn't WordPerfect!! especially when it comes to labels. We have had to babysit this machine so many times...It keeps losing it's settings.
For your problem, 1) have you considered going back to the old machine. 2) have you searched the Okidata and Lexmark web sites. 3) You might try searching www.drivers.com to see if they have any of the drivers you are looking for.
Laura Bowen wrote:
> For many years we have had students type out spine labels on a wordprocessor for our approval plan books, using a label template we created. They typed in all the labels, and then printed them out. A couple years ago we changed a couple of our printers from Okidatas to Lexmarks, trying to get a sharper label. We had some trouble setting up the Lexmarks, they wanted to advance a page after every label, but we managed to get one of them to work properly (we kept re-setting it until it 'took' then we left it alone).
> When we updated our student workstations recently we were given Windows 2000 machines. With the new drivers for this OS, neither the Okidatas nor the Lexmarks will work. The Okidatas seem determined to print a full 81/2 x 11 page no matter how we set the printer or set the label preferences in the wordprocessor. (We have tried both Wordperfect and Word.) The Lexmarks can be made to recognize the corrent page length, but they also advance a page after each label, thus printing on every other label.
> Has anyone any experience with this sort of problem using a wordprocessor? If so how did you fix it?
> Laura Bowen
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