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Changing the pitch size

I have a new Dell 1710n laser printer and I am trying to figure out how to change the pitch size on it. I called Dell support and they did not know how. It comes up on the printed out setup menu under PCL EMUL MENU.

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Pitch size in printing.

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You change the font size in your application. As no application was noted, just a generic statement here.

Bob

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pitch size in printing

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It is coming from a Unix server and the font is a standard format coming out but the printer is changing it to pitch ten at the time of printout.

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From memory, just prepend an escape string to the report.

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From memory, just prepend an escape string to the report.

Unix is very nice about this. Just send the command string to change font size.

As to it's default font, I used to read the the manual but with google.com its so much easier. While I've done this setting dozens of times, I don't have the Dell printer so hit Dell.com for that.

I dug up the PCL font command for you from...

http://www.piclist.com/techref/language/pcl/cmds-lj.htm gives us the string to send as...

<esc>(s#H Font Primary Pitch (10,12,16.66)

So we send <esc>(s12H then our file.

Bob

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