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Update Printer Control Codes

To replace your printer control codes with the latest codes you must have the report named ReportCodes.rpt in your system. This report is shipped with Collect! and you can find it in the CV11\bin\styles folder. If you do not have it, request it from Collect! Technical Services and we will email it to you.

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The steps to update your printer control codes are:

  • Import ReportCodes report into your system
  • Select YES to update printer control codes
  • Rebuild your lists
  • and test your reports

*** WARNING! Any manual modifications you have made to printer control codes will be erased. This does not mean any reports or letters you made, just the control codes. (Most people don't manually modify their control codes, so this may not apply to you.)

tip.gif It is possible to import a modified ReportCodes report so that you only update a certain portion of your codes. This requires editing the ReportCodes report prior to importing it. If you need to update only a portion of your codes, you may request a modified ReportCodes.rpt from Collect! Technical Services.

1. Import the ReportCodes.rpt into your system. You will be prompted to overwrite existing codes.

tip.gif If you are not familiar with the process of importing a report into your system, please refer to the help topic, How To Import A Report.

2. When you are prompted to overwrite existing codes, select YES. Any codes in your system that match the codes in the ReportCodes.rpt will be updated with the new codes.

When you are notified that the report was imported successfully, you will know that your printer control codes are updated.

3. Select Rebuild lists from the File menu, Database Maintenance option.

4. After your lists are rebuilt, try out your reports to view the effects of the new codes.

Printer Types

Printer codes are updated for all the printer types supported by Collect!. In ReportCodes.rpt these are divided into different sections.

These are:

[1] Dot Matrix
[2] Laser (PCL5)
[3] Ink Jet (PCL3)
[4] HTML
[5] DC

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See Also

- Report Topics Index

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