[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Epson or FB^3 problem?

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From: Joe Lewis Wilkins <PepeToo@...>
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2001 07:26:11 -0800
Martin Fitzgibbons wrote:

> Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
> > Hi Martin,
> >
> > Except for the problems that I previously, reported to you, both my
> > LaserPrinter Epson EPL 5700i and my Epson PHOTO 1270 print the underlines on
> > the Worksheets just fine.  I feel confident in stating that it is a Printer
> > problem, not an FB problem.  My EPL 5700i prints bold text unacceptably
> > spaced, and does poorly with italics as well, so I suspect the Epson Drivers -
> > in some cases - are sub-par.
> Do you think it is acceptable for me to release a program that works on only
> most printers or should I drop those exercises out of the program and think of
> some others???

Hi Martin,

IMHO, FWIW, it is impossible for us to provide software that works on every
conceivable Printer.  If something works on MOST printers, it would appear, as I've
stated before, that it is a Printer deficiency, not the Program's deficiency;
therefore, I would document, in the Help or ReadMe, known flawed Printers, and
leave it at that. It's too bad that Apple has stopped selling Printers with their
stamp of approval.  I've never seen problems of this nature on any of those
printers; but it is probable that, since they didn't actually make these printers,
it was problems of this nature that drove them out of the printer business.  I
suspect that a note regarding the upgrade of Printers drivers, as Al S. suggests,
may not be a bad idea either.

Joe Wilkins