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RE: pcl5 and 5si and wscst


  • Subject: RE: pcl5 and 5si and wscst
  • From: Roger Boucher <RBoucher@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 08:36:07 -0800

fixed

I have gone through what you are going through and the last obstacle you
face was also mine.  I solved it by hardcoding to 66 lines per page...

:TEXTLENL                              
  VAROFFSET=    3                      
  VARLEN=    0                         
  VARTYPE=CHRDEC                       
  DATA ='1B266C36362E30461B26613052'X. 

I am no expert with WSCST and I spent a lot of time working with IBM.
This is what we came up with to meet our needs, and it has, with the
exception of a handful of reports printed in portrait (coded for an
overflow more than 66 lines per page).  We route those to a printer
without a WSCST.  Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss
this or if you find a better way (I'd love to hear about it!).

Roger Boucher
Standard Pacific Corp.
rboucher@stanpac.com
714-668-4326


-----Original Message-----
From: PaulMmn [mailto:PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 1999 7:21 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: pcl5 and 5si and wscst


Well, it's almost ready for the light of day.  The new, improved WSCST
now
has the correct CPI and the correct LPI.  The only problem is that I
can't
get the forms length to use the full page.  I don't know if this is
residue
from the COR, or if there's some interrelationship with the forms length
on
the document itself.

My one thought was to take the forms-length-inches and
forms-length-lines
parameters and embed them in the COR data, but it didn't seem to have
any
effect.

My thanks to Brad and Bryan for their assistance to date.

I've burrowed through the IBM site and there are 3 manuals that have
pieces
of the puzzle:

Check out Redbooks

        SG24-2160       Printing V

        GG24-4389       Printing IV

        SC41-3605       Workstation Customization Programming

--Paul E Musselman
PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com





>Hey Paul,  I ran into the same thing.  There is a place in the WSCST
that
>takes
>care of
>it.  The following is from the knowlege data base
>http://as400service.rochester.ibm.com/as4sde/slkbase.nsf/slkbase
>Document #   8703311
>
>Customizing the VARLSPC Tag
>Default tag:
>        :VARLSPC
>               VAROFFSET=    3
>               VARLEN=    3
>               VARTYPE=CHRDEC
>               CNVNUM=    1
>               CNVDEN=   48
>               DATA ='1B266C00000043'X.       /* Default    VARLEN=3
*/
>
>The VAROFFSET and VARLEN parameters are used by host print transform to
>change a
> range of the DATA
>value. If the value is specific and you don't need it modified, then
>change the
>VARLEN value to 0.
>
>Examples that will hardcode line spacing:
>DATA ='1B266C372E323943'X.     /* 6.588 lpi  VARLEN=0   */
>DATA ='1B266C352E34353543'X.   /* 8.8   lpi  VARLEN=0   */
>DATA ='1B266C362E38353743'X.   /* 7     lpi  VARLEN=0   */
>
>Examples that allow flexibility to the output:
> o
>     If the spoolfile is set to 6lpi and cor'g is reducing to 10lpi,
but you
>want 8lpi.
>
>     DATA ='1B266C0000002E3943'X.       /* Print at 8lpi       */
> o
>     If the spoolfile is set to 8lpi and cor'g is reducing to 12lpi,
but you
>want 10lpi.
>
>     DATA ='1B266C0000002E3943'X.       /* Print at 10lpi      */
>
>These examples of data values are PCL5 controls and can be used on HP4
or
>IBM4039HP WSCST objects.
>
>Bryan Dietz
>3X Corp.


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