Printing in BandBro'

 

Bulletin:  The OneNote printer driver found in Windows 10 has been known to conflict with some Epson printers causing Bandbro' to shut down when attempting to print.  The current solution is to remove the OneNote printer driver.  


Network Printer Sharing

Or rare occasions, Bandbro' has been known to shut down unexpectedly when attempting to print through a hard wired network and the printer you are trying to access is not selected as the Windows default or the program simply crashes regardless.  Following are some solutions to try.

 

1. Connect the printer directly to your computer.

 

2.  Activate the WiFi on your printer.  Once you do this, your preprint dialog will show a new driver which you will select for printing. If still crashing, you should go to Systems and Device and delete the driver hard wired driver.  This elegant method is fast and trouble free.

 

About Printers

Modern printers will work fine for printing in BandBro'. Start-of- the-art printers are cheap, reliable and have really cool features, but you may find that the draft -- or economy print quality settings are worse than ever.  If you are seeing gaps in your printed document, you should change the setting to a higher quality. In addition should run the printer head cleaning cycle. 

 

Print Quality

Any time you print a document in BandBro' you will first be greeted by the printer setup dialog.  Use this dialog to select a printer, set quality and indicate number of copies to print.  Keep in mind  that some of the changes made on this dialog, (print quality and number of copies) will revert to the original settings when the print job terminates.  To make a print quality setting permanent, you will need to close the program and adjust the settings from Windows by going to Start --> Printers & faxes. 

 

PDF Output

Printing to a pdf can prove useful in band situations.  A set list can be generated, printed to pdf and distributed to the band members over email. A free pdf writer that works well can be downloaded at www.CutePDf.com

 

Once the pdf writer is installed it will appear in your printer list. Simply select it as the printer when outputting a set list or calendar. You will then be prompted to save the pdf to a name of your choice. Once the pdf is generated, locate it and double click to open in Adobe Acrobat.  

 

Note: Windows 10 comes with a pdf writer pre-installed.  Unless you need advanced editing in pdf there is no reason not to use the Microsoft version

 

Incorrect PDF Output

Certain documents such as the grid calendar may print to pdf incorrectly on the initial printing. The easiest solution is to simply reprint the calendar a second time and it should output correctly. Subsequent printings during the program session should print normally - first time. This appears to be a PDF initialization issue and we are working to find a solution.

 

PDF Word wrap Issues

Text wrap behavior for an on-screen report may differ from how the text is handled in pdf. Text that appears okay on the report may be truncated on the PDF version. This can occur if the text is particularly tight within calendar grid object when viewed as an on-screen report. The solution is to be succinct with your text content and to carefully review the pdf before distributing. 

 

Appearances - Report Preview vs. PDF

The on-screen report previews may appear rather crude in terms of how detail is rendered. However, the printed version will look fine on both paper and in PDF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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