• Subject: Re: HP PCL & PRTF?
  • From: "Greg Thielen" <gregt@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Aug 97 07:53:45 -0700

Tim,

Try omitting the ^E (reset) from the string.  This is most likely
causing your blank page problem.  If your HP printer is configured as
a 3812 on the AS/400, you should be able to use the PAGRTT (page
rotation) parm on the printer file instead of the PCL command string.
 


On Tue, 12 Aug 1997 07:49:02 -0400, Tim Truax wrote:

>Hello all,
>I have a very nice AS400 RPG job that outputs its PRTF wonderfully under
>normal circumatances.  I am now trying to use PCL (Hewlett Packard Laser
>Jet 4 supplied character strings to embed in the output specs) these
>embedded strings allow your printout to be printed landscape and at 6
>LPI.  Every time my  printout encounters one of these strings it adds a
>blank page between my pages.  The start string I am using is ^E&l1o6D
>(this is a string to cause the printout to landscape @ 6LPI then at end
>of each page I send the reset PCL string ^E.  It is landscaping
>beautifully except thes skipped pages between printed pages, I even
>tried to use the just the PCL strings themselves to make my PRTF skip to
>next page.. instead of a SKIPB keyword.  Any suggestions are very much
>appreciated.
>-- 
>             
> -Tim Truax- 
>             
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