Printing checks on HP Laserjet 4MV

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07 Jan, 2010 06:11 AM

I have an HP Laserjet 4MV. The manual document feed on this printer centers the sheet on the drum rather than positioning it where the top of a full sheet would be. Moneydance formats the page for printing checks starting at the top of the page, regardless of how many checks I tell it are on the first sheet. The result of this is that checks only print correctly from a full page of 3 checks. If I have only 2 or 1 left on a sheet, the checks to be printed are misaligned or lost, because it prints where the top of a full sheet would be, whereas the the printer positions the checks centered at where the center of a full sheet would be. Has anyone been able to successfully print with this model printer? How can I configure MD to print properly? I am using Mac OS 10.6.2

  1. 1 Posted by John Selden on 07 Jan, 2010 06:56 AM

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    I have used several printers that center a manually fed page. Are you sure your problem isn't related to portrait vs. landscape mode? How are you feeding in partial pages of checks, from the top or from the side?

    I use a Mac too (10.5), and I've never been able to print in landscape mode (i.e., feeding partial pages from the side). In trying to figure out why the Print dialog in Moneydance does not include that option, I looked at several other programs on my Mac. The location of the page orientation setting varies from program to program. For example, in Firefox, page orientation is not in the Print dialog; it is in a separate Page Setup dialog (which Moneydance does not have).

    My solution has always been to feed partial pages into the printer in the same fashion as full pages: from the top.

  2. 2 Posted by xraydoug on 07 Jan, 2010 05:09 PM

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    Thanks, John.

    Unfortunately, this printer assumes the pages are being fed in with the long edge leading for portrait printing. Since MD does not allow changing to landscape mode, your suggestion will not work for me. If I feed the pages in from the top, the printing will be sideways.

  3. Jon Hoover closed this discussion on 20 Jan, 2010 10:42 PM.

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