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Archive for the 'Printing' Category

CR/LF at End of Line Changes Page Count

Monday, January 21st, 2013

When using TinyTERM Pro for iPad, a transparent print job that has a full 80-character line ending in a CR/LF pair is counted incorrectly. This throws off the count for a full page, which causes the print job to have incorrect page break placement.

CR 1103

AirPrint Transparent Print Uses Extra Pages

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

When using AirPrint for a transparent print job, a full 80-character line that ends in a carriage return/line feed pair (CRLF) is counted as two lines, even though it prints as one. This throws off the page length counter, causing the print job to feed a new page before it’s needed.

CR 1102

Printing to Email on iOS 6 Causes Keyboard to Revert

Friday, October 19th, 2012

TinyTERM Pro for iPhone includes the capability to print the screen or send transparent print jobs to email. When this is done on iOS 6, any custom keyboard selected in TinyTERM Pro is ignored. Instead, the standard iPhone keyboard displays no matter what keyboard changes are made. Closing and restarting TinyTERM Pro is the only way to fix the display. This does not affect iPads running iOS 6, only iPhones and iPod Touch devices.

CR 1083

Add Option to Bypass Printer Drivers on Mac

Friday, August 17th, 2012

TinyTERM for Windows includes an option to bypass the printer drivers. Century Software, Inc., has had a request to add the same capability to TinyTERM for Mac.

CR 1052

Error 1053: The Service Did Not Respond to the Start or Control Request

Monday, April 30th, 2012

When attempting to start the service CenLPD.exe in TinyTERM Plusversions 4.7.0-4.7.2, the following error text comes up:

Windows could not start the Century LPD service on Local Computer.

Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

CR 1035, fixed in TinyTERM Plus 4.7.3, 11 May 2012

Cannot Save Printer Settings

Monday, April 9th, 2012

TinyTERM does not save Windows printer settings. It will write information to the .tpx file about the current printer settings, but that does not properly restore due to the binary hash table Windows uses for such things as margins, lines and columns.

CR 1021

Can’t Change Printer on Windows 7

Friday, November 19th, 2010

In some instances, TinyTERM will not change the printer selection on Windows 7. The printer can be selected, but on returning to printer setup, it has not been changed.

The workaround is to edit the .tpx file, changing the prnwndix entry to prnwndix=1. This still does not allow the printer to be changed through TinyTERM’s user interface, but it does change the printer setting in most cases.

CR 898

Printing to Zebra GX420t Causes TinyTERM to Crash

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Century Software, Inc., has received a report that printing to the Zebra GX420t label printer via USB fails from TinyTERM. The application either crashes or its display becomes unreadable. This happens regardless of the printer settings in TinyTERM or the Zebra printer driver version.

On Windows Vista, the printer driver can be bypassed, which allows TinyTERM to print properly and continue functioning. The same setting fails on Windows XP. Century Software has been unable to duplicate this issue.

CR 883

No LPD Print Jobs on Windows 7 or Vista

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

When using Century LPD on Windows 7 or Vista, print jobs won’t come through by default. A¬†Windows XP system on the same network¬† won’t have any problems.

This is due to increased firewall security in newer versions of Windows. To allow LPD print jobs, you’ll need to add both CenLPD.exe and CenLPDstatus.exe to the list of exceptions in the Windows firewall, as well as to any third-party firewall software you may have running. Both applications should be allowed full network access.

For TinyTERM Plus 4.60 or 4.61, you will also need to go to Start | All Programs | Startup. Right-click on the CenLPDstatus icon there and select Properties. In the properties for the shortcut, enable the “Run as Administrator” option. TinyTERM Plus versions 4.62 and higher don’t require this step.

Print Screen Mapped to Key Fails

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

If you use TinyTERM’s keyboard mapper to map a key to print the screen, the key does nothing. It doesn’t matter which of the available commands is used. The screen cannot be printed from a key.

CR 867

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