Re: Thermal Printer Reports

From: Rick Bean (
Date: 05/13/04

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    The problem with just copying files, is that there are sometimes dependent system files that need to be upgraded or installed for the VFP runtime files to work right. If you choose not to use the VFP MSM with a true Windows installer (ISE is free on your VFP 8.0 CD!), then go to At least you're less likely to have problems - although I've seen other installations "downgrade" some files, so it still may not be right. <s>


    "Mike Hunt" <> wrote in message news:OOXbiFQOEHA.2336@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Rick,
    > I have checked the OS, same OS, Windows XP, and Generic text driver derived
    > from XP itself, VFP version 8, clients machine does not have VFP development
    > environment, only distribution files, exes and usuall DLLs.
    > I have just "copied" the files on the machine, I did not use ant VFP setup
    > wizard or InstallShield Express!!!
    > Thanks
    > M
    > "Rick Bean" <> wrote in message
    > news:OCn2MXPOEHA.2944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Mike,
    > What version and service pack level of VFP are you using? Does the user's
    > runtime files match this exactly? (Any chance they installed another VFP app
    > that changed these?) How did you install the runtimes on the user's system?
    > Did you use the VFP 5.0/6.0 Setup Wizard or the VFP 7.0/8.0 InstallShield
    > Express or just "copy" the files on? Are they using the same OS (version and
    > SP)? Are they also using the Generic / Text Only printer driver? (Is it the
    > same version?)
    > Rick
    > "Mike Hunt" <> wrote in message
    > news:%23kLoNaMOEHA.3624@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I am printing different sizes of reports from FoxPro application to a
    > > Thermal Printer which uses the GENERIC Text Driver,
    > >
    > > It printers different sizes of the reports fine from my host machine
    > (where
    > > Visual FoxPro installed) but when I deliver the application (only
    > > executables) to the client, it is ONLY PRINTING the A4 size reports,
    > wasting
    > > lot of paper in some cases,
    > >
    > > Any idea why and if I am missing any system DLLs missing which is calling
    > > low-level Printer DLLs you think?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for any help,
    > > M.
    > >
    > >

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