• Subject: Re: AS400 spool trought the internet
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 21:14:18 -0400 (EDT)

Dennis (Robitaille),

In a message dated 97-10-15 13:32:06 EDT, you write:

>  So far so good. But we need to print the order forms at the sales
>  office. The company that sold the Inet solution did built a rexx program
>  to convert a spool file to a web page, this way the user can use the
>  print feature of the browser to print reports. But this solution have 2
>  draw backs: Reports with more than 160 columns get truncated (they were
>  truncated at 132, but playing with the font size, we managed that much)
>  and when we want to print on preprinted forms (orders form ...) the CPI
>  does not fit (we can not get exactly 15 cpi).
>       Is anyone doing that sort of thing? how do you do it?

Not doing it myself, but (just guessing) it sounds like your problem is
twofold.  First, European (perhaps others as well) use A4 paper instead of 8
1/2 x 11.  There is a slight difference in size between the latter two.
 Secondly, overseas accounts for the most part don't use inches as a unit of
measure (don't know if it's millimeters or centimeters).  You'll need to find
the difference between CPI and CPx and perform a translation to get a proper
format on your overseas accounts.

Again, I'm not doing this -- but it's a pretty good guess IMHO :-)!


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@AOL.COM

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