Customizing Printing Support in Oracle Applications
Oracle Applications provides numerous predefined printer types with which you can identify your printers, as well as print styles that define the dimensions of Oracle Reports output files, and printer drivers that instruct the various printer types how to output the selected print style.
Use the Print Styles form to query the combinations of print style and printer driver that support each type of printer you have.
Attention: Predefined printing components may have to be modified for different printer types and/or operating platforms.
For example, if a blank or extra page is being printed after each printed page, the number of rows defined for the print style may need to be reduced, or an escape sequence that is being interpreted differently, creating a page eject command, may have to be rewritten.
Verify and, if necessary, Customize Printer Driver Definitions
Upon installation, for any printer type you are using, verify your printer driver definitions, particularly the driver's:
Print a short report to verify the page's printing orientation. If you want to change the printer's default font for the report, you would include that information in the Initialization string.
Print two short reports with different printing orientations, for example, one that is landscape and another that is portrait, to verify the printer is resetting itself properly.
If you need to define a new print style, verify the printer driver you assign to the new print style, for any printer type you use.
Print a short report to verify the arguments to the operating system's print command or a custom print program are being interpreted correctly.
Verify and, if necessary, Customize Oracle Reports SRW Drivers
If you have a printer type that does not properly interpret the control characters in the SRW driver files that set page breaks, bold on/off and underline on/off attributes in your Oracle Reports files, you can copy the SRW driver file and modify it.
Overview of Printers and Printing
Creating Custom Printer Drivers
Using Initialization and Reset Strings
Using a Spool File
Creating Custom SRW Drivers
Print Styles field help
Printer Drivers field help