I recently got a new Apple IIe Enhanced. Everything was working perfectly. For fun, I started using Appleworks to keep my daily journal. The computer came with copies of Appleworks disks that were set up with the printer the computer came with; an Epson LX-80. Everything worked fine when I went to print. Of course, that wasn't good enough for me, I had a newer copy of Applworks from 1986 (The original was from 1983 or 85), so I copied that onto the old disks, not thinking much about the printer. I could just set it up again, right?
Now when I print, the print doesn't go across the whole page and there are random carriage returns.
I tried every Epson option in Appleworks to see if it would work and none did. I tried setting a custom printer, which did allow the print to go across the whole page but I still had rtandom carriage returns. I really have no idea if I was correctly entering in the printer codes under the custom printer setup, so there's that.
I guess what I'm wondering, does anyone have any ideas of what to try? Is this newer version of Appleworks incompatible with my printer or interface card? The interface card is an "Orange Printer Interface" by Orange Micro. Not a Grappler or Grappler Plus, just a simple "Orange Printer Interface". I'm guessing it's some cheaper version they made back in the day.
I have a Floppy Emu on the way, so I'm going to try to run the older version of Appleworks that I originally had and see if it does work again. Unfortunately, right now, I don;t have the original disks for the version I worte over.
Anyway, I know I did some stupid stuff here. I'm a noob and wasn't thinking this all the way through before I acted.
Any help would be appreciated.
I've attached an image of what the print looks like at the moment using one of the Epson presets in Appleworks.