[OT] HP Printer Font Default Wrong

Thanks. I had already done the TrueType as SoftFont part on the print server with no success and this is not available to the clients but it looks like the clients are allowed in Printer Preferences to change the send TrueType as bitmap so I will try this on one of them.
-Todd C.


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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Mark Wonsil
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5:12 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] HP Printer Font Default Wrong



> Any ideas for fonts on newer HP LaserJets?

You can try changing the Printing Preferences. Under the Advanced Tab look in
the tree under:

Graphic | True Type Font
- Change "Substitute with device font" with "Download as Softfont"

or

Document Options | Printer Features

- Enable Send True Type as Bitmap

Just a couple of ideas to try...

Mark W.







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Just installed a new HP LaserJet 4250N to replace an aging 4000. Direct on network served by a printer server that handles 7-8 other printers. User started reporting that many reports (mostly Crystal based or from a non-Vntage Access database) are printing with a slightly larger font and won't fit on a page. In examining I see there is a setting on the printer for default fonts and it says "Internal" but offers no option for 'External" or "server" or ??? Even the config settings within the driver on the server won't allow forcing the fonts to be from the user's PC or even from the server. So I can't figure out how to tell it to use the same fonts all the other printers use.

One thought (that I would like to avoid) is if I need to re-visit every possible report and print in developer mode to the new printer to sort of tell the report how to use it. Problem is this printer is only occasionally used for these forms and I don't want to mess up the primary users. I've had something similar before for people who got their own direct attached laser printer and resolved it by force installing all of a common set of fonts. But this takes a fair bit of time for each user's PC...something else I would like to avoid if possible. I did install the font set on the print server but with no affect.

Any ideas for fonts on newer HP LaserJets?

Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.


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> Any ideas for fonts on newer HP LaserJets?

You can try changing the Printing Preferences. Under the Advanced Tab look in
the tree under:

Graphic | True Type Font
- Change "Substitute with device font" with "Download as Softfont"

or

Document Options | Printer Features

- Enable Send True Type as Bitmap

Just a couple of ideas to try...

Mark W.
We usually install a second printer on the server using older drivers.
You can use the same IP address but the print server needs a different
name. In other words, using the IP address for the 4250N install the
drivers for the 4000. HP's are typically backward compatible so this
should work. This provides you with the option of installing only the
one printer on a client or both.



Jim



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Todd Caughey
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 4:09 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] HP Printer Font Default Wrong



Just installed a new HP LaserJet 4250N to replace an aging 4000. Direct
on network served by a printer server that handles 7-8 other printers.
User started reporting that many reports (mostly Crystal based or from a
non-Vntage Access database) are printing with a slightly larger font and
won't fit on a page. In examining I see there is a setting on the
printer for default fonts and it says "Internal" but offers no option
for 'External" or "server" or ??? Even the config settings within the
driver on the server won't allow forcing the fonts to be from the user's
PC or even from the server. So I can't figure out how to tell it to use
the same fonts all the other printers use.

One thought (that I would like to avoid) is if I need to re-visit every
possible report and print in developer mode to the new printer to sort
of tell the report how to use it. Problem is this printer is only
occasionally used for these forms and I don't want to mess up the
primary users. I've had something similar before for people who got
their own direct attached laser printer and resolved it by force
installing all of a common set of fonts. But this takes a fair bit of
time for each user's PC...something else I would like to avoid if
possible. I did install the font set on the print server but with no
affect.

Any ideas for fonts on newer HP LaserJets?

Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.





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