Dave

>At 07:39 AM 10/6/97 -0500, you wrote:

>>Are you sure about your statement that "..., if you're only putting
>>overlays on existing data, you can specify the overlay on an SCS
>>printer, too-no need for AFP/IPDS printer."? If so, what type of SCS
>>printer are you talking about. It would have to be one that supports
>>IPDS, because I'm fairly certain that printers such as line printers
>>would not handle overlays.
>>
>I think I should have said 'SCS printer file', not 'SCS printer'. And I
>agree, line printers probably can't handle overlays. But there are some SCS
>fullpage types, aren't there? I'm home on vacation so don't have access to
>our 400, and the Online Library web site is so busy I can't get on.

I've definitely been confused here. Finally got to the online library—you're absolutely right—according to Printer Device Programming,

>>>>
The merged document can be printed on any IPDS printer configured with AFP(*YES) in the printer's device description.

The overlays can only be merged with a spooled file that was created using a device type (DEVTYPE) of *SCS, *IPDS, or *AFPDS. The *AFPDS must have been created on an AS/400 system.

<<<<

Cheers


Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480


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