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					Printing Master AWB’s & House AWB’s to Dot Matrix Printer

        Documents designed to be printed to Dot Matrix Printers are
           1. Neutral MAWB
           2. Carrier MAWB
           3. Neutral HAWB

        If either the Master AWB or the House AWB prints correctly then the other
         should also print correctly. There is no need to test both of them separately
         if the same physical printer is being selected and they are being printed on
         the same paper.

     Note: The Laser HAWB and Laser MAWB are not for Dot Matrix Printers. They
     are designed to be printed on Laser Printers only

Selecting Paper Type

        ediEnterprise supports 4 types of paper for printing of AWB’s
           1. IATA Paper (Neutral and Carrier)
           2. Old IATA Paper
           3. Traxon Paper
           4. Letter

        Identify the paper stock that you have in the following way:
            1. By a logo printed on the paper. IATA logo is usually printed on the left
               side towards the bottom of the paper and Traxon logo is printed on the
               bottom centre of the paper.
            2. The location of the Gutter (there is not always a 1 inch tear-off,
               sometimes there is only a 1 inch gap). IATA type paper has a gutter at
               the top of the first page and at the bottom of the second page. Traxon
               type paper has a gutter in the same place between every page. (Image
               1)
                                   Image 1



   ediEnterprise can be configured to use one of these paper types (IATA
    Paper is the default) as follows; From the main screen in Enterprise, go to
    Config > System > Registry. In the left-hand pane, go to Freight > AWB >
    MAWB > DotMatrix or Freight > AWB > MAWB > DotMatrix. In the centre
    pane, expand Companies and choose the company you want to configure. In
    the right-hand pane, tick Override Default, and choose the appropriate paper
    type from the drop-down list. Save and close this screen. (Image 2)




                                   Image 2
     Note: Ensure that both MAWB and HAWB Paper Types are set up correctly.

     Note: ediEnterprise does not support printing to any other type of AWB
     paper. Including any pre-printed HAWB paper.

Setting up the printer driver

  Note: The following steps MUST be performed on each PC on which the Print Batch
  Processor is running.

        Firstly you need to ensure that you are on the machine that is running the
         Print Batch Processor.
        On Windows go to Start > Printers and Faxes > find the Dot Matrix printer
         that will be used for the printing of the AWB document > Right Click >
         Properties (Image 3)




                                         Image 3

        Ensure that the printer has the correct printer driver. Ensure that the driver
         is NOT a generic text driver. Driver information can be viewed on the
         ‘Advanced’ tab. (Image 4)
                                    Image 4

   On the General tab, click Printing Preferences (Image 5), find the paper size
    setting and ensure this is set to ‘Letter’ (Image 6)
                                    Image 5




                                    Image 6

   On the Advanced tab, click Printing Defaults (Image 7), find the paper size
    setting and ensure this is set to ‘Letter’
                                       Image 7




Setting up the printer queue in ediEnterprise

        Next go into ediEnterprise and go to Config > System > Print Queues >
         Double click on the Dot Matrix Printer (Image 8).
                                        Image 8



      Set the Dot Matrix Language to the correct setting depending on the
       emulation of the printer: ESP – Epson, IBM – IBM Pro Printer, OML – OKI
       Microline.

   If there is a doubt as to the emulation of the printer, then ESP should be
selected 1st.

      On the physical printer itself, ensure the left hand tractor feed is as far over
       to the left as it can possibly go. Image 9 is an example of what the printout
       may look like if this was not done.




                                        Image 9

      You will have to manually line up the very 1st copy so that the printing will
       start on the correct line at the top of the page. This should be where the
       AWB number will appear (Image 10). This is a manual process and should not
       be controlled by the software.
                                   Image 10




   Print an AWB
   After printing the AWB, ensure that there is exactly 11 inches between the
    top of the first Master Air Waybill number and the top of the second Master
    Air Waybill number as indicated in Image 11.
                                   Image 11



Note: If the length as indicated in image 9 is not exactly 11 inches, there are 2
possible problems;

   1. The printer driver is not correct for the printer. You must ensure that you
      install the correct printer driver for the printer. This can be confirmed by
       printing the following document. And following instructions in the
       document.


       Test Is Printer Driver
              Correct

    2. The paper size has not been configured correctly on the printer driver.
       (see above for details on how to set the paper size on the printer driver)


   Once all the above steps have been completed and confirmed, then the
    printing of the document should be adjusted by changing the vertical scale
    and horizontal scale on the printer queue in ediEnterprise. The examples
    below (Image 12 and Image 13)suggest how the scaling needs to be adjusted.




                                   Image 12




                                   Image 13



Note: The ‘Scale’ should never be changed from 100% and the ‘Top Margin’
should never be changed either.

 Adjust the Horizontal or Vertical scale accordingly until it fits. Increasing the
  different scales will stretch the text out (horizontally or vertically),
  Decreasing the different scales will shrink the text. Setting the scale is
  something that will just be trial and error until you get it right.
 Typical settings for;
      o Vertical scale = 100 - 114%
      o Horizontal scale = 95 - 105%
Your scale should not be substantially outside these ranges.


   In some instances you may need to also change the ‘Left Hand Margin’ but
    this should be the last change you would need to make. Note: this should
    never be more than 1700.
   Typical settings for;
     o Left Margin = 0 - 1700

Note: The left margin should only ever be done if the tractor feed cannot be
moved further to the left.

				
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