The user can specify print format settings as required. The print formats available in Tally.ERP 9 are Dot matrix format, Neat mode and Quick/ Draft.
The Print Format button appears on the Print screen (after you press Alt+P or on clicking the Print button). Click the Print Format button to display the available Print formats as shown.
Dot Matrix Format allows you to print Tally.ERP 9 reports in text format using the dot matrix printers. As Tally.ERP 9 is a Windows-based software it uses a print format compatible with dot matrix printers. Usually Epson printer drivers are defined by default. Any dot matrix printer may be used, but only the Epson printer drivers (LQ and FX series) should be used for dot matrix format of Tally.ERP 9.
Select Dot Matrix Format. The screen is displayed as shown.
The Neat mode and Quick/ Draft modes are compatible with most of the printer drivers installed on the Windows Operating System. The default behaviour of Tally.ERP 9 is to print in neat mode. This can be altered by pressing ALT+F just before printing. All subsequent reports will be printed in quick/draft format until ALT+F is pressed again. All the reports can be printed in Quick/Draft mode except for cheques.