Problem with printing checks to vendors

At 09:51 AM 6/5/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>computer upgraded since the last check run. Now when we tried to print
>checks, the spacing seems messed up and the font size seems to be
>off. Does anyone know how to adjust this?

Probably due to different print drivers. Are you using the OEM driver, or
the one that comes with windows? I'd try downloading the current driver
from the printer manufacturer and using it. There may also be settings in
the print driver's properties, like "download fonts" or "print fonts at
bitmaps" that you could experiment with.

If you really need to adjust the form, you need Crystal Reports to modify
the layout of Epicor's standard form.

>Looking at the help it appears you have to adjust fonts within Progress.

That's outdated info. Prior to Vantage 4, the check print was a Progress
routine. There were some .INI file things you could tweak then.

-Wayne Cox
Twenty Three -- Information Technology Consulting
828-685-2338
Can someone tell me a way around this problem? I'm using the Report Builder
"Export" function (open RB, click on "Report", "Export"). This function
exports the information I need into Excel, but it cuts off leading zeros for
fields that are all numeric. For example, if my part number is "00930156",
I get a part number exported as "930156". But if my part number has
alphabetic characters, such as "00930156A", I would get the correct part
number exported. Any thoughts? Thank you.

Amy


Amy T. MacKay
Engineering Manager
Parkinson Technologies
amackay@...
(p) 401-762-2100 x 324
(f) 401-762-2295
Amy,

It's not in the way Report Builder exports it, it's in the way Excel imports
it. You need to tell Excel that the column is 'text' or 'general', not
numeric.

Malcolm Spann
MIS
Malmberg Engineering
Malcolm@...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amy MacKay [mailto:amackay@...]
> Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 12:29 PM
> To: 'Egroup'
> Subject: [Vantage] Report Builder Export - Cutting off leading zeros
>
>
> Can someone tell me a way around this problem? I'm using the
> Report Builder
> "Export" function (open RB, click on "Report", "Export").
> This function
> exports the information I need into Excel, but it cuts off
> leading zeros for
> fields that are all numeric. For example, if my part number
> is "00930156",
> I get a part number exported as "930156". But if my part number has
> alphabetic characters, such as "00930156A", I would get the
> correct part
> number exported. Any thoughts? Thank you.
>
> Amy
>
>
> Amy T. MacKay
> Engineering Manager
> Parkinson Technologies
> amackay@...
> (p) 401-762-2100 x 324
> (f) 401-762-2295
>
>
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You could try converting the numeric fields to text using a calculated field
with the function:
STRING(NumericField)
This will force all your part numbers to come across as text and so Excel
should not cut off the leading zeros.
If that doesn't work you could also try formatting the cells as text within
Excel.

- Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: Amy MacKay [mailto:amackay@...]
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 2:29 PM
To: 'Egroup'
Subject: [Vantage] Report Builder Export - Cutting off leading zeros


Can someone tell me a way around this problem? I'm using the Report Builder
"Export" function (open RB, click on "Report", "Export"). This function
exports the information I need into Excel, but it cuts off leading zeros for
fields that are all numeric. For example, if my part number is "00930156",
I get a part number exported as "930156". But if my part number has
alphabetic characters, such as "00930156A", I would get the correct part
number exported. Any thoughts? Thank you.

Amy


Amy T. MacKay
Engineering Manager
Parkinson Technologies
amackay@...
(p) 401-762-2100 x 324
(f) 401-762-2295



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Amy,
Not knowing what file extension you are using, I offer this tip. I have found that Excel imports .csv files more cleanly than .xls files. If you configure your report so that each field is actually separated by a colon or asterics or some other unique character, you can create a perfect export - even adding the quotation marks around the text fields (like your part number). That way Excel knows from the get-go what kind of field it is.

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics

----- Original Message -----
From: Amy MacKay
To: 'Egroup'
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 3:29 PM
Subject: [Vantage] Report Builder Export - Cutting off leading zeros


Can someone tell me a way around this problem? I'm using the Report Builder
"Export" function (open RB, click on "Report", "Export"). This function
exports the information I need into Excel, but it cuts off leading zeros for
fields that are all numeric. For example, if my part number is "00930156",
I get a part number exported as "930156". But if my part number has
alphabetic characters, such as "00930156A", I would get the correct part
number exported. Any thoughts? Thank you.

Amy


Amy T. MacKay
Engineering Manager
Parkinson Technologies
amackay@...
(p) 401-762-2100 x 324
(f) 401-762-2295



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At 03:29 PM 6/3/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>using the Report Builder "Export" function (open RB, click on "Report",
>"Export"). This function exports the information I need into Excel, but
>it cuts off leading zeros for fields that are all numeric. For example,
>if my part number is "00930156", I get a part number exported as
>"930156". But if my part number has alphabetic characters, such as
>"00930156A", I would get the correct part number exported. Any
>thoughts? Thank you.

The issue is with Excel, not Report Builder. You might also refer to it as
a "problem", "feature", "known limitation" or "stinkin' bug!" depending on
your perspective ;)

The text import wizard in Excel has a step where you can identify the data
type of each column. If you leave the type as "general" then if the
characters remotely resemble a date (eg: your part number is 10-1002) it
becomes a date and is formatted as such. It it's all numeric, it gets
interpreted that way and that's where you're loosing your leading zeros.

You can hi-light a column in the wizard and manually designate it "text"
and it won't mess with things. Might also work to quote field in R.B. by
writing a little calculation to concatenate the quote characters around the
data.

-wayne
Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.

I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house via
Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The stipulation on
the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k for the
server and software.

I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing 2000 in
as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting from CDW
(Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for or
against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
environment?

Thanks for the opinions.


Jim Carnes
IS Administrator
Kenlee Precision Corp
jcarnes@...
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230




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I would use Windows 2000 Server and MS Exchange 5.5.
As you know NT4 is no longer sold by M.S. so its just a matter of time
before you have to make the change. Might as well be now. Believe me, you
don't want to have to upgrade an Exchange server to a new OS when possible.
Windows 2000 Server is, in my opinion, the best server product by far. The
learning curve is small. I may be of the minority opinion but I would stay
away from Exchange 2000. Its active directory integration is a real pain.
I have attempted an upgrade of our 5.5 server to 2000 twice and have aborted
each time. It could be just my bad luck but the guys at MS Tech support
didn't seem to be real gun-ho about Exchange 2000. Another piece of advice
I might give is to look on E-bay for servers. There are some really great
buys out there if you feel comfortable. I purchased a $40,000.00 HP
Netserver loaded for just under $4,000.00 last year.

Good Luck
Jeremy Leonard
IT Manager
K-T Corporation




-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Carnes [mailto:jcarnes@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:18 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Building an Exchange Server


Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.

I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house via
Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The stipulation on
the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k for the
server and software.

I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing 2000 in
as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting from CDW
(Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for or
against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
environment?

Thanks for the opinions.


Jim Carnes
IS Administrator
Kenlee Precision Corp
jcarnes@...
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230




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Jim,

We are running Exchange 5.5 on NT 4.0. The server is an old HP E45, P2-266,
320mb ram, two 4 gb drives and one 18gb drive. We have 85 mailboxes plus it
is running McAfee Groupshield Exchange, is the PDC, and is also the
engineering file server. The OS and Exchange program files are on the first
4gb drive, the second 4gb drive is for the Exchange log files, and the 18gb
is the engineering files. This server handles it all in stride without
choking or performance problems so a lower cost Dell server with modern
hardware should be more than adequate for your situation. I think you can
easily make your budget.

Rick
Jim,

I would definitely bring in W2K Server and Exchange 2000. W2K Server is
stable, and much better than NT4. Besides, Microsoft has already announced
it's plans to stop support for NT4 (patches, etc) in the future. The same
for Exchange Server 5.5. We are currently running it here, and it works
great, but I don't think they are going to continue providing updates much
longer. Also, Exchange Server 2000 has a far better API. This means it's a
lot easier for vendors to write plug-ins and utilities for it (Anti-Virus,
Statistics, Monitoring, Filtering). That is one of the issues I ran into
with 5.5 - trying to get email statistics.

Why go old, when the new isn't going to cost you much more. You'll thank
yourself in the long run. It's not as if W2K or Exchange Server 2000 are
bleeding edge technology. They've been out for a while and I haven't heard
anything terrible, yet.

Just my thoughts...


Christopher Gitzlaff
Manager - Information Systems & Technology
Major Industries, Inc.
Phone: 715-842-4616
Fax: 715-848-3336



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Carnes [ mailto:jcarnes@... <mailto:jcarnes@...> ]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:18 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Building an Exchange Server


Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.

I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house via
Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The stipulation on
the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k for the
server and software.

I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing 2000 in
as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting from CDW
(Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for or
against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
environment?

Thanks for the opinions.


Jim Carnes
IS Administrator
Kenlee Precision Corp
jcarnes@...
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230




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Do you have any outside sales reps.?
If not, I have to recommend the Net-Inter-net Software from Kyzo. Unlimited
clients for about $500 (US) and it runs on an old PII box we had laying
around. Super bang for the buck. I haven't had time to truly run the fax
server portion through the ringer yet but you could buy that feature later.
David Gartner
EPG Companies Inc.
p:763-424-2613 f:763-493-4812


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Carnes [mailto:jcarnes@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:18 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Building an Exchange Server


Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.

I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house via
Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The stipulation on
the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k for the
server and software.

I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing 2000 in
as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting from
CDW
(Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for or
against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
environment?

Thanks for the opinions.


Jim Carnes
IS Administrator
Kenlee Precision Corp
jcarnes@...
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230




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Especially if you are on a budget you should be considering alternatives
to Exchange. They tend to be the ones targeted for attacks, its
expensive, add more users later and it's even more expensive, and not
extremely stable or reliable. I would consider Linux, you can get a
machine, install Linux and have an unlimited number of users for under
$2500. This machine could provide you with email, web, (both with
firewall protection) and a virus checker that will check your emails for
viruses BEFORE it's distributed to the end user. Another plus would be
in 2 years when Microshaft decides to put out a new version and you are
wanting or needing to make the upgrade for whatever reason. This will
require even MORE money.

People tend to shy away from Linux because they don't know it or they
here it's tough to work with. I went from knowing nothing about Linux
to running a Linux server hosting my web, mail and protection services
and saving my company tons. I can send URL's supporting the pros and
cons and my final decision comments. You can still run Winblows on the
end users machines and have the users never know they are logging into
Linux.

If you decide the path that will line Bill's pockets even more, I would
recommend getting the newest OS out there. No sense in buying something
that's old and no longer in production. It won't be long before they
may not even support it.

Just my two cents.

Jim MacMillan
IT Manager
Scientific Dimensions
A Synergy Company
www.sdi.cc
www.synergymfg.com
800-523-6180 x 207

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Carnes [mailto:jcarnes@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 7:18 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Building an Exchange Server

Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.

I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house via
Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The stipulation
on
the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k for
the
server and software.

I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing 2000
in
as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting from
CDW
(Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for or
against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
environment?

Thanks for the opinions.


Jim Carnes
IS Administrator
Kenlee Precision Corp
jcarnes@...
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230




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>Especially if you are on a budget you should be considering
>alternatives to Exchange.

Yeah, good point. We went with Exchange at the time because it was what the
corporate office and all the other divisions were using. Since then the
corporate WAN was dissolved and we are on our own.

I've looked at Eudora Worldmail a bunch of times. All it needs is NT 4.0
Workstation and I think is under $1000 for 250 users. Then you use any Pop3
or IMAP client such as Outlook, Eudora, etc. Intriguing however we are
using some of the groupware functions of Exchange like shared calendars,
contact lists, public e-mail folders, etc.

Rick
Still can't get this to work.

Amy T. MacKay
Engineering Manager
Parkinson Technologies
amackay@...
(p) 401-762-2100 x 324
(f) 401-762-2295
I've usually built the mail servers in the companies that I have worked. I have found, from lots of experience, that you would want to keep only email services on an NT box running Exchange 5.5. 2000 is really buggy and they've gotten way too complicated with all the different 'conference server' and have forgotten that Exchange is merely just an SMTP email service. With that said, the latest and greatest dual processor motherboard you can find would be a good starting point. Our present Exchange server has a SuperMicro 370DLE dual P3 1000Mhz with 1 Gig of Reg ECC 133Mhz memory. The server is RAID 5 with Seagate Cheetah 15K RPM 18GB hard drives (3x). NT 4.0 with SP6a is applied along with Exchange Server 5.5 SP4 with about 135 mailboxes, but around 200 hidden recipients. (we forward alot of stuff for folks). You may want to use this information and just shop around for the box with the closest description. If you are technically up to it, building the server out yourself is WAY cheaper. Finding Exchange 5.5 media might be hard, but I do believe that if you purchase Exchange 2000, the license is backwards compatible. If you buy a Dell or Compaq or someother 'brand', most likely you will be forced to accept Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000. If you decide you want NT and Exchange 5.5, you will have to build that yourself, probably resorting to tossing the OEM package they had built up for you.
As a Microsoft guy, this seems the best solution and really runs great as long as you have all the updates, service packs, and a good Anti virus option on Exchange.
As a realist, there are other options out there just as others have said. A good ole' Sun Sparcstation 10 or 20 pizza box with Solaris 2.6 (old stuff but hear me out), running Sendmail will do the same thing for you. The clients on workstations could be configured with Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, any number of client packages and the users will never know the difference unless you tell them. As Sendmail is shipped with Solaris, you're really just paying for the OS and the hardware. I just checked EBay (a great place to get lots of Sun stuff cheap these days...some brand new) and there's a Sparcstation 20 with 384MB of memory and a 30GIG HD, for $250.00. If you're not a Unix/Sun person, spend some of your remaining $6750 budget on a consultant to come in and set you up. I'll bet you'll have a couple K left over.
Hope this helps
Best regards,
Nik


Jim Carnes <jcarnes@...> wrote: Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.

I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house via
Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The stipulation on
the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k for the
server and software.

I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing 2000 in
as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting from CDW
(Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for or
against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
environment?

Thanks for the opinions.


Jim Carnes
IS Administrator
Kenlee Precision Corp
jcarnes@...
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230




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I believe Exchange 2000 still ships with a copy of Exchange 5.5 media.
Thanks
Jeremy Leonard
IT Manager
K-T Corporation
Jim
Out of curiousity, which flavor of Linux are you using, and what program are you using for handling email.

Troy

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim MacMillan
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 9:43 AM
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] Building an Exchange Server


Especially if you are on a budget you should be considering alternatives
to Exchange. They tend to be the ones targeted for attacks, its
expensive, add more users later and it's even more expensive, and not
extremely stable or reliable. I would consider Linux, you can get a
machine, install Linux and have an unlimited number of users for under
$2500. This machine could provide you with email, web, (both with
firewall protection) and a virus checker that will check your emails for
viruses BEFORE it's distributed to the end user. Another plus would be
in 2 years when Microshaft decides to put out a new version and you are
wanting or needing to make the upgrade for whatever reason. This will
require even MORE money.

People tend to shy away from Linux because they don't know it or they
here it's tough to work with. I went from knowing nothing about Linux
to running a Linux server hosting my web, mail and protection services
and saving my company tons. I can send URL's supporting the pros and
cons and my final decision comments. You can still run Winblows on the
end users machines and have the users never know they are logging into
Linux.

If you decide the path that will line Bill's pockets even more, I would
recommend getting the newest OS out there. No sense in buying something
that's old and no longer in production. It won't be long before they
may not even support it.

Just my two cents.

Jim MacMillan
IT Manager
Scientific Dimensions
A Synergy Company
www.sdi.cc
www.synergymfg.com
800-523-6180 x 207

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Carnes [mailto:jcarnes@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 7:18 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Building an Exchange Server

Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.

I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house via
Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The stipulation
on
the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k for
the
server and software.

I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing 2000
in
as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting from
CDW
(Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for or
against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
environment?

Thanks for the opinions.


Jim Carnes
IS Administrator
Kenlee Precision Corp
jcarnes@...
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230




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Well I think you answered your own question when you said you didn't
want windows 2000. That sticks you with Exchange 5.5, but why not on
windows 2k. I love it. At first we ran a mixed environment and
eventually switch all servers, but exchange 2000 never missed a
beat. Yes things in Exchange 2000 have change, but I think for the
better. The biggest improvements our in the exchange API. Even if
your not a developer thrid party tools can use this new API to
enhance their products.

You can't stay on NT for long. Your pricing options will change in 2
months. Check below. It will cost you about double to upgrade after
july 31, 2002

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/sa/windows.asp

--- In vantage@y..., "Jim Carnes" <jcarnes@k...> wrote:
> Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.
>
> I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house
via
> Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The
stipulation on
> the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k
for the
> server and software.
>
> I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing
2000 in
> as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting
from CDW
> (Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for
or
> against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
> environment?
>
> Thanks for the opinions.
>
>
> Jim Carnes
> IS Administrator
> Kenlee Precision Corp
> jcarnes@k...
> 1700 Morrell Park Ave
> Baltimore, MD 21230
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Jim,

I would be interested to know what you are using for email / virus
protection on your Linux server.

We are currently running MDaemon 3 on NT4 with Outlook downloading
everything to PSTs. I would like to look at upgrading the box to something
where current messages can stay on the server (eg IMAP which MDaemon
supports), but I would like to evaluate a Linux solution as an alternative.
As you mention, this would give the option of having a box to host Intranet
web pages, FTP Server, etc. I am interested in having public folders where
people can share messages. Would also be good to have shared calenders.

Thanks
Michael Miles
Continental Conveyor
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim MacMillan [mailto:jimmac@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 4 June 2002 11:43 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] Building an Exchange Server


Especially if you are on a budget you should be considering alternatives
to Exchange. They tend to be the ones targeted for attacks, its
expensive, add more users later and it's even more expensive, and not
extremely stable or reliable. I would consider Linux, you can get a
machine, install Linux and have an unlimited number of users for under
$2500. This machine could provide you with email, web, (both with
firewall protection) and a virus checker that will check your emails for
viruses BEFORE it's distributed to the end user. Another plus would be
in 2 years when Microshaft decides to put out a new version and you are
wanting or needing to make the upgrade for whatever reason. This will
require even MORE money.

People tend to shy away from Linux because they don't know it or they
here it's tough to work with. I went from knowing nothing about Linux
to running a Linux server hosting my web, mail and protection services
and saving my company tons. I can send URL's supporting the pros and
cons and my final decision comments. You can still run Winblows on the
end users machines and have the users never know they are logging into
Linux.

If you decide the path that will line Bill's pockets even more, I would
recommend getting the newest OS out there. No sense in buying something
that's old and no longer in production. It won't be long before they
may not even support it.

Just my two cents.

Jim MacMillan
IT Manager
Scientific Dimensions
A Synergy Company
www.sdi.cc
www.synergymfg.com
800-523-6180 x 207

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Carnes [mailto:jcarnes@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 7:18 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Building an Exchange Server

Looking for opinions from those who have been there before.

I have finally been given the ok to bring our mail server in house via
Exchange. I am currently getting quotes on a server. The stipulation
on
the server is that I have a small budget to work with probably 7k for
the
server and software.

I am running in a NT4 environment and would like to avoid bringing 2000
in
as a server. This is possible according to the quotes I am getting from
CDW
(Compaq server) and Dell. Does anyone have any recommendations for or
against 2000 Server & Exchange vs. NT40 and Exchange 5.5 in an NT
environment?

Thanks for the opinions.


Jim Carnes
IS Administrator
Kenlee Precision Corp
jcarnes@...
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230
We have been printing checks to our vendors because we have A/P and GL up
and running. The employee who usually does this had her computer upgraded
since the last check run. Now when we tried to print checks, the spacing
seems messed up and the font size seems to be off. Does anyone know how to
adjust this? Looking at the help it appears you have to adjust fonts within
Progress. Our MIS Manager who originally helped us with the first check
run in January is no longer here. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Mary Horsey
Greene Rubber Company
781-497-1851


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