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Old 16-08-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
Brad Pears
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adding custom "paper sizes"...

I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
"form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.

I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?

Thanks, Brad


 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:09 PM   #2
lyleb
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RE: adding custom "paper sizes"...

I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?

"Brad Pears" wrote:

> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
> this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
> new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
> when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
> not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.
>
> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
> be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
>
> Thanks, Brad
>
>
>

 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
lyleb
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RE: adding custom "paper sizes"...

I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?

"Brad Pears" wrote:

> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
> this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
> new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
> when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
> not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.
>
> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
> be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
>
> Thanks, Brad
>
>
>

 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #4
Elmo
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Re: adding custom "paper sizes"...

lyleb wrote:
> I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?
>
> "Brad Pears" wrote:
>
>> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
>> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
>> this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
>> new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
>> when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
>> not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.
>>
>> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
>> be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
>> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
>>
>> Thanks, Brad


In the paper sizes there should be a Custom 1 through Custom 3. You set
the dimensions in a program, such as Word. With Word, you click File,
Page Setup, Paper Size, select Custom 1-3 or Custom Size (just found
that one), and resize it to your preferred dimensions. Then select from
one of these custom sizes when you go to print.

--
Joe =o)
 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #5
Elmo
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Re: adding custom "paper sizes"...

lyleb wrote:
> I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?
>
> "Brad Pears" wrote:
>
>> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
>> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
>> this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
>> new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
>> when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
>> not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.
>>
>> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
>> be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
>> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
>>
>> Thanks, Brad


In the paper sizes there should be a Custom 1 through Custom 3. You set
the dimensions in a program, such as Word. With Word, you click File,
Page Setup, Paper Size, select Custom 1-3 or Custom Size (just found
that one), and resize it to your preferred dimensions. Then select from
one of these custom sizes when you go to print.

--
Joe =o)
 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #6
lyleb
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Re: adding custom "paper sizes"...

Thanks. But that doesn't help. The application (MS Access) doesn't give me
a "custom" option when I select the printer (LQ-590).

"Elmo" wrote:

> lyleb wrote:
> > I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?
> >
> > "Brad Pears" wrote:
> >
> >> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
> >> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
> >> this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
> >> new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
> >> when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
> >> not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.
> >>
> >> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
> >> be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
> >> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
> >>
> >> Thanks, Brad

>
> In the paper sizes there should be a Custom 1 through Custom 3. You set
> the dimensions in a program, such as Word. With Word, you click File,
> Page Setup, Paper Size, select Custom 1-3 or Custom Size (just found
> that one), and resize it to your preferred dimensions. Then select from
> one of these custom sizes when you go to print.
>
> --
> Joe =o)
>

 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #7
lyleb
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Re: adding custom "paper sizes"...

Thanks. But that doesn't help. The application (MS Access) doesn't give me
a "custom" option when I select the printer (LQ-590).

"Elmo" wrote:

> lyleb wrote:
> > I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?
> >
> > "Brad Pears" wrote:
> >
> >> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
> >> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
> >> this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
> >> new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
> >> when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
> >> not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.
> >>
> >> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
> >> be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
> >> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
> >>
> >> Thanks, Brad

>
> In the paper sizes there should be a Custom 1 through Custom 3. You set
> the dimensions in a program, such as Word. With Word, you click File,
> Page Setup, Paper Size, select Custom 1-3 or Custom Size (just found
> that one), and resize it to your preferred dimensions. Then select from
> one of these custom sizes when you go to print.
>
> --
> Joe =o)
>

 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #8
Elmo
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Re: adding custom "paper sizes"...

lyleb wrote:
> Thanks. But that doesn't help. The application (MS Access) doesn't give me
> a "custom" option when I select the printer (LQ-590).
>
> "Elmo" wrote:
>
>> lyleb wrote:
>>> I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?
>>>
>>> "Brad Pears" wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
>>>> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
>>>> this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
>>>> new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
>>>> when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
>>>> not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.
>>>>
>>>> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
>>>> be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
>>>> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks, Brad

>> In the paper sizes there should be a Custom 1 through Custom 3. You set
>> the dimensions in a program, such as Word. With Word, you click File,
>> Page Setup, Paper Size, select Custom 1-3 or Custom Size (just found
>> that one), and resize it to your preferred dimensions. Then select from
>> one of these custom sizes when you go to print.


Under Paper Size, select Custom 1. If you can't format or otherwise
resize that custom paper with Access, use another program to size that
paper. Within Access, you just change the printer's preferences to use
the paper size, Custom 1. I'm not sure it'll work, that's just how I'd
go about trying to do it.

Are you saying you have to set the paper size within Access, Page Setup,
e.g., and that it offers no custom paper sizes? In that case, you
probably need to go to an Access NG where they speak the same language..
Good luck in your quest.

--
Joe =o)
 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:11 PM   #9
Elmo
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Re: adding custom "paper sizes"...

lyleb wrote:
> Thanks. But that doesn't help. The application (MS Access) doesn't give me
> a "custom" option when I select the printer (LQ-590).
>
> "Elmo" wrote:
>
>> lyleb wrote:
>>> I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?
>>>
>>> "Brad Pears" wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
>>>> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To do
>>>> this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to add the
>>>> new form to, select file->server properties and add the new form. However,
>>>> when I go back to the printer to select the new form I just added, it does
>>>> not exist in the drop down selection list of paper sizes.
>>>>
>>>> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what may
>>>> be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
>>>> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks, Brad

>> In the paper sizes there should be a Custom 1 through Custom 3. You set
>> the dimensions in a program, such as Word. With Word, you click File,
>> Page Setup, Paper Size, select Custom 1-3 or Custom Size (just found
>> that one), and resize it to your preferred dimensions. Then select from
>> one of these custom sizes when you go to print.


Under Paper Size, select Custom 1. If you can't format or otherwise
resize that custom paper with Access, use another program to size that
paper. Within Access, you just change the printer's preferences to use
the paper size, Custom 1. I'm not sure it'll work, that's just how I'd
go about trying to do it.

Are you saying you have to set the paper size within Access, Page Setup,
e.g., and that it offers no custom paper sizes? In that case, you
probably need to go to an Access NG where they speak the same language..
Good luck in your quest.

--
Joe =o)
 
Old 27-08-2007, 08:12 PM   #10
Gary S. Terhune
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Re: adding custom "paper sizes"...

What is available for paper sizes depends entirely on the printer. What you
see is not necessarily what others see. My DeskJet 692 has no custom options
and a different list of standard sizes that my HP 4550 Laser printer. And
none of them have "Custom1", "Custom2", etc.

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Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"Elmo" <elmogeek@iglou.invalid> wrote in message
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> lyleb wrote:
>> I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find out how to resolve it?
>>
>> "Brad Pears" wrote:
>>
>>> I have a strange issue... I need to add a new custom paper size (or
>>> "form") to a windows xp (sp2) machine for use on one of our printers. To
>>> do this you go into printers and faxes, select the printer you want to
>>> add the new form to, select file->server properties and add the new
>>> form. However, when I go back to the printer to select the new form I
>>> just added, it does not exist in the drop down selection list of paper
>>> sizes.
>>>
>>> I am sure I have done this in the past and it did work. Any ideas what
>>> may be going on here? Is there another way to add a new paper size for a
>>> specific print driver if this is not going to work for me?
>>>
>>> Thanks, Brad

>
> In the paper sizes there should be a Custom 1 through Custom 3. You set
> the dimensions in a program, such as Word. With Word, you click File,
> Page Setup, Paper Size, select Custom 1-3 or Custom Size (just found that
> one), and resize it to your preferred dimensions. Then select from one of
> these custom sizes when you go to print.
>
> --
> Joe =o)



 
 

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