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I have a simple contact database where I normally print address labels on standard 8.5 X 11 avery stock (3 columns 10 rows - 30 labels on a sheet). Everything worked well. I created a separate layout to print a single label to a Zebra Printer. When I printed the first time to the Zebra printer the preview changed size to, what I thought, was appropriate for the Zebra printer. Now when I go back to my original 8.5 x 11 layout it prints with the dimensions of the zebra printer layout. When you view it in preview mode it shows as the same dimensions as the Zebra print layout's preview mode. I have made sure that all of the settings for the 8.5x 11 are the way they are supposed to be. In layout mode everything is proper. The proper printer is selected, all settings are as they should be, but preview and print output are not correct. Am I missing something? It is as if the filemaker file only sees the zebra print preview for all printers. I can print to my regular printer but the data is cut off as it is in the preview mode. Any ideas?

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FileMaker remembers the last page setup settings it sees.

 

Manually do a Page Setup (from the File menu) for your Zebra printer. Create a new script named "Zebra Page" with only a PrintSetup[No dialog] step. When you save this script, FM will store the current print settings with the script.

 

Repeat the sequence with the settings for a full page, and create a script called "Full Page".

 

If your zebra printing process is scripted (as it should be), put a Perform Script["Zebra Page"] script step at the beginning of the script, and a Perform Script["Full Page"] script step at the end.

 

If it is not scripted you can call the two scripts with OnLayoutEnter and OnLayoutExit script triggers.

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FileMaker remembers the last page setup settings it sees.

 

Manually do a Page Setup (from the File menu) for your Zebra printer. Create a new script named "Zebra Page" with only a PrintSetup[No dialog] step. When you save this script, FM will store the current print settings with the script.

 

Repeat the sequence with the settings for a full page, and create a script called "Full Page".

 

If your zebra printing process is scripted (as it should be), put a Perform Script["Zebra Page"] script step at the beginning of the script, and a Perform Script["Full Page"] script step at the end.

 

If it is not scripted you can call the two scripts with OnLayoutEnter and OnLayoutExit script triggers.

 

Perfect. That was it. I just added a print set up script to the beginning and now it works perfect. Thank you for the answer!

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