Print X and Y reports to my laser printer instead of the thermal o


J

John

I have one register currently, and I am running the X&Y reports daily, but
its getting to the point that they are wasting a lot of paper!
I dont do a large number of sales daily, so sometimes my X&Z reports are
longer and more paper than the daily sales!


I have a laser printer in the back room that I want to use to print the
reports at the end of the day.

I think I can setup that printer in RMS to be a second printer, but then in
the POS it will keep asking me to which printer I would like to print to.
That can get annoying. Is there any way around that?

I have other PC's, but when I do the X&Z report I should ideally be in front
of the POS that I am closing and opening and not have to bring another PC or
laptop to print from.

There should be an option to at least print those end of the day reports to
a normal sized printer instead of the POS thermal printer.

Any advice or suggestions on what I can do?
 
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J

Jason

One paper saver is to NOT PRINT a X report. Instruct the cashier to turn off
the printer (Ctrl-F9), then do an X. Use the journal viewer to verify
totals, then print Z report.

One problem - when they forget to turn the printer back on before running
the Z, and they will forget, you have to go into Manager to view the journal
and find the Z.

You can create a macro to disable printer, print x, and enable printer.
Works great.

You can also modify the Z report to just give you the info you need. You
should be able to search for this on the forum. It has been talked about
many times before. Alternatively, don't print it on paper at all. Who needs
paper these days?
 
A

Akber Alwani

HI John, if you wanted not to print specific items i.e. departmental sales
etc you can turn off this in xreport.xml file just take out
"Section: Department Totals" section so it will help you else as joson said
follow that.
 
J

John

Well guy's, I also keep all of the X&Z reports in a cabinet in the back
sorted by month.

Everyday that the X&Z reports get printed I punch them and leave them
organized in a folder. Receipt paper is not the greatest thing to keep around
for, since it gets wrinkled, loses its text(turns white), and just not too
good looking.

A nice looking X&Z report on a normal 8.5x11 sheet would be sooo much nicer
and cleaner to store away, as well as go back and look to later if I need to.
 
J

Jason

It's available on CustomerSource and has been posted on this board before.
Did you search for it?
 
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Mark S

After you close your registers by running a Z report, go to Manager,
Utilities, Crystal Reports, Register Analysis. Click Generate. That is your
end of day report.
If you want to see figures for each register batch enable Show Individual
Batches on the Details tab before you click Generate.
If you want to run the report for another date choose Date Closed on the
Criteria tab.
X/Z reports are not for keeping IMO.
Toss the X for sure. Keep the Z for your bank deposit, then toss the Z.
Actually we shred them.

Mark S.
 
J

John

What's available there? I think what im looking for is a procedure to print
to a normal printer instead of the POS printer.
 
J

John

Mark,

But by running the Z report it prints on the POS printer (what im trying to
avoid). I always do the X first just to make sure that everything sums up,
and then once its good I go ahead and do the Z. If I do both then they both
print on the POS printer. Is there any way to avoid it then?
I just want it to print to a normal printer without having to add another
one in the POS terminal and having it ask me everytime I print something to
which one I want to print to.
 
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