Hi, I have a Oracle Database 8.0.4 with Forms 5.0 and Reports 3.0
When I try to print reports on a Epson DFX-5000 or Epson FX-1170 (both dot-matrix printers), on an Windows NT 4 sp6a workstation, the printing speed is so slow. The printer head passes 4 times to write a single line.
After changing the letter type, cable printer, printer drivers the problem persists. Can someone help me with this problem ?
I guess you're using Windows driver for designed printers. It wants your report to look as nice as it can, so it DRAWS (not prints) the output on the paper. That is, sends your report as a bitmap, not characters.
Before printing, go to printer setup and find an option to disable windows driver (something like "Bypass Windows driver"). Perhaps it'll help.