Subject Re: Printing to HP Envy printer
From Alex Safian <>
Date Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:48:30 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Seems like a dbase 4 style report? Why don't you try the report writer? I found it to be the toughest part of transitioning from VdB 5.x, but it's actually not that bad or difficult, and pretty good for most reports. And reports that are difficult in the dBase report writer would have been just as hard in Crystal Reports.

I suggest you give it a try, might be the answer to your problem.

A. Bennett Wrote:

> I've been using dBase PLUS v2.01 for many years now, and it does everything I want.  For about three years, during which I purchased a new HP Envy inkjet printer, I had not needed to print any reports from my programs, but now that I do I'm finding the the printer doesn't like them.
> When I go to print a report the Print Setup window gives me the option of 'HP ePrint + JetAdvantage' or 'HP Envy 5000 series PCL-3' or 'Fax'.  The ePrint option appears to do nothing;  the HP Envy option does print, but it's extremely slow, taking over 4 minutes for a single A4 page, and often showing an HP error report that it can't print from dBase PLUS despite having just done so.  My reports are in the format:-
> chooseprinter()
> set printer on
> _plineno=0
> _plength=70
> _pageno=1
> _peject="none"
> printjob
>   ?
>   ?
>   topline= 'L.M.A.S. MEMBERS AS AT '+ltrim(trim(dtoc(date())))
> etc. etc. ...
> Do I need to change my programming syntax, download a new driver, or what please?