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Re: printing with proportional font, landscape orientation



fixed

I don't believe you can mix SPACEB/SPACEA with position, at least in the
same record format.

You might be able to have 1 record format with the SPACEB/SPACEA and a
second with the POSITION stuff.

IIRC, trying to mix them gives you a compile error...

Charles


On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Steve Richter <stephenrichter@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

I am using GUMBO to email an *AFPDS spooled file to PDF. But that is just
for testing. In production I will be printing to a LAN attached laser
printer in the warehouse.

this font seems to work ok:
A FONT(2304 +
A (*POINTSIZE 12 10))

2305 being the bold version of 2304.

What I am having trouble understanding is how do I use POSITION on the same
page as I am using line feeds to advance down the page. So I print 12
heading lines and then want to print a horizontal line across the page.
The LINE function prints a horizontal line but I think it takes an absolute
position. But how to know that absolute position after printing x number
of header lines?




On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Pat Barber <mboceanside@xxxxxxx> wrote:

I would start with the DDS manual on printing.

There is no "basic" discussion of AFPDS.

From your description, all of that can be handled using DDS and basic
printing
methods.

1. Are you using overlays ?
2. Are you using an existing external print file ?
3. Font selection depends on the printer and print stream being used.

Here is the basic font info:



http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v7r1m0/index.jsp?topic=%2Frzalu%2Frzalureffontinfo.htm

Are you printing to a pdf or from a pdf ?

On 8/6/2013 8:48 AM, Steve Richter wrote:
I have a packing slip to print on the system. the orientation is
landscape. The PO number prints as a barcode in the upper right corner.
The
font is proportional. Some of the text prints bold. Horizontal lines
are
used to separate the detail lines from the column headings.

The printer is either a client access attached laser printer or a PDF
file.

Will I be able to accomplish all of this with AFPDS? What are the
basics?
FNTCHRSET for a proportional font? Use POSITION to position everything
on
the page? Can I still use SPACEB if POSITION is used?

thanks,

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