Frequently Asked Questions
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How difficult is it to design a form using eFORMz?
Not difficult at all. One of the major benefits of eFORMz is that we allow you to design
your forms using third-party products you may already be familiar with (ie MS Word /
Excel / Paintbrush, Corel's Word Perfect, Adobe's Illustrator). There is no need to
learn a new design tool. It's these form images which are imported into the project
file of eFORMz, which when combined with your print files produce beautiful 'laser quality'
What platform(s) does eFORMz run on?
A major advantage of eFORMz is that it is written in JAVA, making
it one of the most portable "forms solutions" software products on the market! Projects
designed to run on an AS/400, HP-UX, or MPE platform can easily be migrated to a Linux,
Solaris or Windows environment with no modifications necessary to the form or project
What kind of printers are recommended for eFORMz?
For Black/White Laser Printers we require printers which support PCL 5e or greater.
This would include HP, Canon, Lexmark, EPSON, Toshiba just to name a few.
LaserJet printers we require hardware equipped with PCL 5C or greater. This would include
HP Color Laser Jet Printers (i.e.: LJ 3800DN).
Note: If you are planning on implementing a Toshiba 2500C printer with eFORMz, please
contact Minisoft support (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-682-0200).
Can I produce barcodes with this product?
Most definitely! Using 'rules', eFORMz gives you the ability to convert any text
field in your print file to a number of different barcode images. To name just a few
3 of 9(ext), Codabar, Interleaved, UPC, Code128, Postal Zip and yes, even MICR. Once
a range of text is specified, the conversion can replace the original data or be relocated
anywhere on the form.
Why are there only 10 pages printing?
(PC) Under the eFORMz Project Properties, be sure Printed Pages is set to ALL.
(All platforms) If you are not a licensed owner of eFORMz you will have a 10 page
limit. If you are a licensed owner of eFORMz be sure the eformz.lic configuration file
is located in the \Minisoft\eFORMz_6\ folder on your PC.
Negative values can be used in the form/data top offsets but not the left offsets, why?
You can't address any position outside the logical page. It's position is set by the
page size. The logical page typically goes vertically from the top of the page to the
very bottom of the page, even though all that area is not in the printable area of the
page. The top margin is set by default to 1/2 inch below the top of the logical page,
and since cursor positioning is relative to the top margin, negative numbers are needed
to address the part of the logical page above the top margin, so negative numbers are
allowed in vertical cursor positioning commands. The logical page typically goes horizontally
less than the full page width and also less than the printable page width. The left
margin is set on the left edge of the logical page and negative numbers are not allowed
in horizontal cursor positioning commands.
You can adjust the whole logical page with
the "Top offset registration" and "Left offset registration" settings in the project
How do I enable LPD Pass Thru on the eFORMz Port Monitor?
From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, click the following subkey:
On the Edit menu, click New, and then click DWORD Value.
Name the new entry SimulatePassThrough
Double-click the SimulatePassThrough entry, and then change the data value to 1.
Note: Stop and restart the LPD Service