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Re: What am I forgetting about printer files???



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Yes it is a laser printer.  We don't don't send any PCL codes from the
application.  We do have some workstation customizing objects set up for
other printers, but not this one.  Changing  the font parameter on the
OVRPRTF to *CPI seemed to do the trick.

I tend to look at it as laser printers are more likely to act on what the
system is sending them while more simplistic printers, such as dot-matrix,
tend to ignore those codes/commands.  That's just my view based on past
experience.  It seems like it's usually possible to get it to do what you
want it to do but you have to "play by the rules".  The problem is figuring
out what those rules are, which ones have priority, etc...  :-)


Dave Parnin
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Nishikawa Standard Company
Topeka, IN  46571
daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx




                                                                                
                                                          
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Dave,

The fact that you say it's auto rotating implies you are using a laser
printer.

Are you sending PCL codes to the printer?  I've seen programs that were
doing this, which totally overrides any ovrprtf you may be doing.  The PCL
codes can specify page size, lpi, cpi, font, vertical and horizontal print
position, etc.

Glenn Gundermann
ggundermann@xxxxxx
(647) 272-3295

We never enter/print manual checks in our payroll software but a couple
of
weeks ago we had a need however the spool file did the auto-rotate thing
and wouldn't line up correctly.  I was busy with another issue and time
was
an issue so they had to resort to typing the checks.  (ughhh!)  Today I'm
trying to make it work like we want it to.  There is no printer file
involved.  The CL program does an OVRPRTF then calls the RPG program that
does the printing with O-specs.

I have added a PAGRTT(0) and the orientation is correct but despite the
fact that CPI and LPI are specified it ignores the CPI(15) and prints at
10
CPI.  Any ideas why?

Original:
OVRPRTF    FILE(PAYCHECK) PAGESIZE(64 132) LPI(8) +
             CPI(15) RPLUNPRT(*YES ' ') ALIGN(*YES) +
             FORMTYPE(PAYCHECK) HOLD(*YES) SAVE(*YES)

Modified:
OVRPRTF    FILE(PAYCHECK) PAGESIZE(64 132) LPI(8) +
             CPI(15) RPLUNPRT(*YES ' ') ALIGN(*YES) +
             PAGRTT(0) FORMTYPE(PAYCHECK) HOLD(*YES) +
             SAVE(*YES)


Dave Parnin
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Nishikawa Standard Company
Topeka, IN  46571
daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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