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#1674
Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
I have version 4.01 and I'm having problems Printing
I have the screen set for scoansi, no matter what I set the printer for default, or send to file I get 25 PAGES that want to print, and there is only 1 that should print.
One other thing, I'm not using File than go to Printer, I'm using the MY software to print from.
What can I do to correct this any ideas.
Thanks for the help

[ April 12, 2006, 11:29 AM: Message edited by: Brian T. Pence ]
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#1675
Re: Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
Can you try the latest version? 4.51 was recently released and is still not updated on the website. There is something in there that I think might help in regard to passthru printing.

You see, most applications, when using passthru printing will enable the printer, print all the data, then disable the printer. In this situation, Absolute will start a print job, stream the data to the printer, then end the print job. All is well.

Some host programs, though, will switch between streaming data to the printer and sending data to the screen. Back and forth, over and over during the print job. Presumably, this is done to allow printing of a print progress message on screen while the print is being done. However, in Absolute 4.01 and below, this causes a new print job to start every time the printer is stopped/started. This is the cause of your multiple page printout.

in 4.51 and above, if you're using the 'direct to printer' method of passthru printing (Options->Properties->VTOptions), the multiple jobs will be coallesced into a single stream of data to a single print job.

Give it a try here and let me know how it works for you:

http://www.celestialsoftware.net/telnet/AbsoluteTelnet4.51.exe
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#1676
Re: Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
Hello Brian,
I got the new verision, installed it, Tryed the pass thru printer like you said, its prints Ok to a Printer with 1 extra sheet of paper, but I need it to Print to a fax in a DCX or PCX format
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Re: Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
I think I see what you mean. In order to print to a fax "printer", you cannot use the 'direct to printer' method of passthrough?

However, the coallescing of the pring job will not work unless you use the 'direct to print' method.

Is this an accurate statment?
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#1678
Re: Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
I have tryed every way that I could think of and I still can't get it to print to Fax.
I have 2 other Telnet Programs that print fine, But fall short in a lot of other ways.
I like Absolute Telnet.
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Re: Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
I can see why you'd have a problem. Print coallescing is only done under 'direct to printer' mode. However, direct mode bypasses the print drivers and streams data directly to the printer. This isn't going to work with a FAX.

I've got something for you to try. The latest beta applies the print coallescing to both direct and non-direct passthru printing.

Disable the 'Direct to printer' option and give it a try:

http://www.celestialsoftware.net/telnet/...uteTelnet4.52RC7.exe

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Re: Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
That worked Great, except it printed 2 extra Blank Pages.
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Re: Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
If you could send a logfile of your session, I could do more detailed analysis. Use File->Open LOG at the beginning of the session and File->Close LOG at the end after you print. Mail the logfile to me (bpence at celestialsoftware.net).

I'd be looking for some extra formfeeds at the end of the print data. There's nothing in Absolute that intentionally forces additional pages out.

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Re: Printing 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
Were you able to determine the source of the extra pages?? I haven't gotten a useful logfile yet.

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