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Microsoft KB Archive/105029

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Thick Dotted Line Drawing Displays Vertically Elongated


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c


When you use the Word for Windows drawing tools to draw a thick dotted line (4 points or larger), the line displays vertically elongated, or stretched, if you are using the Generic/Text Only printer driver.


When you use the Generic/Text Only printer driver, the printer metafile is the only representation available to display the drawing on the screen. The Generic/Text Only printer driver uses a resolution of 6 dots per inch (dpi) vertically and 120 dpi horizontally, so the dotted line appears distorted on the screen.

Graphic images do not print on most printers that use the Generic/Text Only printer driver. On the printers that do print graphics, however, the printed result is usually correct. On some dot-matrix printers with non-square pixels, the pixels in the drawing may print as ovals.


This problem does not affect PostScript or laser printers that use the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Printer Control Language (HPPCL).

We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: winword2 6.0 layer stretch stretched skew word6 skewed dxpinch dypinch too long ovoid winword

Keywords : kbtshoot
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Technology : kbWordSearch kbWordWSearch

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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