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How To Use Compressed Print For Reports

Some reports are printed using compressed text on your printer. Collect! controls the way text is being printed through the use of Printer Control Codes. These codes are listed under the Print menu, Settings, Printer Control Codes option.

These printer control codes are sent to your printer whenever Collect! finds a printer command in a report. The codes are specific to your printer. Please review your printer manual to gain an understanding of what commands your printer will accept. Check the Collect! help index, under Reports for further information.

Compressed Printing Of Statements

For an example of the use of these codes please check the Statement report in the Report Definition list by choosing the Print menu, Customize Printing, Edit Report Templates option. If you open the report options you will see some commands under the printer start and end codes.

If your statements are not consistently compressed it relates to whether the control codes exist. This type of error may be evident when printing statement batches.

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Setting Up The Statement Print Style

To setup the statement to print it:

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Choose The Report

1. Press Alt+P to pull down the Print menu.

2. Press C to choose the Customize Printing command and press E for Edit Report Templates.

3. Choose the report named Statement and press Enter.

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Remove Optional Printer Control Codes

1. Select the Options button and press Enter.

2. Make sure the Printer Start and End code fields are empty. If they are not then delete any codes shown and press the Enter key.

3. When you are on the OK button press Escape.

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Check For Condensed Command On The Report

One of the top lines in the Report Body should read @$ which is the command for condensed printing unless you have modified your printer control codes. There should also be the same command on one of the last lines of the report

For a Dot Matrix printer If the @$ is not shown then add the condensed command as follows.

1. Press F5 to open the report body. You should be on the first line of the report.

2. Press F3 to add a line.

3. Type @$.


4. Press Down Arrow.

5. Press Ctrl+End.

6. Press Up arrow to locate the cursor one line above the @f
command (form feed).

7. Press F3 to add a line.

8. Type @$


9. Press Down Arrow.

10. Press F8 to close the Report Body.

For a Laser printer If the @$ is not shown then add the condensed command as follows.

1. Press F5 to open the Report Body. You should be on the first line of the report.

2. Press F3 to add a line.

3. Type @F.


4. Press Down Arrow.

5. Press Ctrl+End.

6. Press F3 to add a line.

7. Type @*


8. Press Down Arrow.

9. Press F8 to close the Report Body.

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Saving And Testing

1. Press F8 to return to the Main Menu.

2. Test print the statements in a batch using the Month End menu.

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See Also

- Report Sample to view sample reports and letters
- Report Topics Index for a list of all report and letter topics

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