Adding a little to Tom's post, most dot matrix printers have resident fonts
and these fonts will appear in the font list from Word when the printer is
selected. If you use one of these native fonts, you'll get full speed
printing. If you use a Windows font that is not resident in the printer,
the text must be rendered as a bitmap graphic and will print slow.
Hal Hostetler, CPBE -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Martin S." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have a need to use a dot matrix printer with Vista to print on
> forms. If I print from Word 2007 will it print as text or a graphic image?
> Any advice???