[Novalug] Printing problem, again
djr1952 at hotpop.com
Thu Jan 24 02:50:32 EST 2008
On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 01:38 -0500, Charles M Howe wrote:
> I bellyached about this problem a while back but didn't follow up on the
> invitation to post the file so that somebody could look at it. Now I
> have tackled it again. It is quite puzzling.
> I create a text file using vi (vim, in all likelihood). After a couple
> of linefeeds I indent eight spaces (doesn't seem to be dependent on the
> initial indentation, though), then Ms. If I print up to 69 Ms, all is
> well. When I make the line consist of a string of 70 (or more) Ms, it
> won't (let me say it again: WON'T; WILL NOT) print. It hangs.
If I get this right you are saying that vi (vim, in all likelihood) is
refusing to "print" a line longer then 72 characters to the screen.
You need to either turn word wrapping OFF or set your right margin to a
> I get the same problem at the end of the alphabet. I don't recall just
> what letter I got to -- might be T. I am printing out a personal phone
> list for the kitchen -- absolutely nothing but a simple minded text
> file. I begin and end each letter with a string of caps -- 72 As, 72 Bs,
What for PRINTER and what for configuration and drivers are you using.
Some page printers can only print just-so close to the margins.
Most HP printers for instances can only get to within a 1/4 of an inch
or so of the edges of a sheet.
The OLD Character Line printers could only print so many characters
per-line and that was the limit.
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