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Can I load a new font to a printer for use in Form merges?

Formtastic allows you to add new fonts to a printer but will not allow you to change any existing default fonts for that printer. From the Forms main menu, take option 5 for the Utilities menu. From the Utilities menu, take option 5 to work with font groups. Page down to your printer model and take option 2 to edit. Now take option 1 to create the new font and enter a name for that font, then hit enter. For new fonts, you will need to supply information such as Font type (i.e. soft, soft scalable, micr, signature, etc.). If the font is a mono spaced, then enter the character width. Finally you will have to enter the command or escape sequence for that font. The next time you do a merge, the new font will be downloaded to that printer.