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Form Feed / NewPage / Eject... whatever

Form Feed / NewPage / Eject... whatever

Form Feed / NewPage / Eject... whatever


In the old days, you merely had to send CHR$(12) to just about any old printer to start a new page.... What's the trick now? I realize this may not be a VB glitch and probably has something to do with the Windows OS, printer drivers, and/or the network (this is at work).

PROBLEM: Printing to a standard print file, how do I get a page break? I hate to have to get printer specific but if that's the only way, we're talking about an HP LaserJet.

OPEN "trash.dat" FOR OUTPUT AS #1
PRINT #1, " text here "
PRINT #1, vbFormFeed ' doesn't work
PRINT #1, CHR$(12) ' doesn't work
PRINT #1, " and this should be on another sheet "

Any help?

RE: Form Feed / NewPage / Eject... whatever

In the old days, printing was a low-level operation. Now, with the newer versions of windows it's a lot easier. You should not have to be concerned with specific control characters or printer models.

Try using the "Printer" object with the "NewPage" method.

RE: Form Feed / NewPage / Eject... whatever

You may also want to use the EndDoc method to chase the data from the printer object to the printer.

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