• Subject: WSCST and IP printing
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 17:53:35 -0800

Had an odd thing happen today while trying to configure IP for a client.
Their AS/400 is V3R2 and the IP printer is an HP 5M with 8.5" x 11" paper.

I set up a remote outq and was able to print to it without much trouble.
But they have several reports that are 165 columns wide and the last 5
characters were being truncated.  COR is in use so the document gets
landscaped and the cpi drops to 15, but the report won't print edge to edge
(11" at 15 cpi = 165 columns, so I'd need every bit on that paper to print
this report), so I had to create a *WSCST.

In order to get 17cpi, I set the ASCIIFONT parameter in the *WSCST to 254.
The output that I got however was way too small (about 25cpi!).  Got the
smae results with ASCIIFONT 253, and even 223 (supposedly a 15cpi font).  So
just to be sure, I retrieved the *WSCST for *HP5 and recompiled it again
without any modifications.  Result:  25cpi.  
(BTW, I ended the writer and deleted and recreated the *WSCST for each of
these attempts.)

So it appears that just by specifying that the outq should use a WSCST I'm
going to get 25cpi????   

Am I missing a something obvious here?  Has anyone every seen this sort of
behavior before?  Does anyone have an alternate method of printing 165
clomun reports?  (I'm not allowed to make global changes to the HP 5M, too
many other systems use it.)

Thanks in Advance.



John Earl       Lighthouse Software Inc.
8514 71st NW    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253-858-7388    johnearl@lns400.com

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