Equisys technical notes

Technical guidance, explanations and fixes for our products

PRB: Zetafax printer removes part of the background image underneath the embedded addressing commands



ID: ZTN1358

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax version V8 and higher
  • Windows NT, 2000, 2003 and XP Professional


When carrying out a "Print to fax" to the Zetafax printer from a document containing the Zetafax embedded addressing commands part of the image appears to be removed.


The Zetafax printer driver strips out the embedded addressing commands and whites out the area where the embedded addressing commands were located on the page.


Place the embedded addressing text in an area where there is no  background graphics.  Alternatively you can use the %%[Discard] command at the end of the document. This allows you to place all embedded addressing commands on an initial 'cover page', which is discarded once the fax has been submitted to the Zetafax server.

Note that the use of the %%[DISCARD] command requires the API add-on licence.


This has been identified by Equisys as a problem with the software versions given above.


ZTN1011 HOWTO Using Embedded addressing
ZTN1158 INFO Addressing dialog box appears briefly when using embedded addressing
ZTN1178 PRB Unable to automate faxing of landscape documents using embedded addressing

Last updated: 10 November 2005 (CT/EB)
First Published:  05 May 2004 (AK/LD)

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