• Subject: RE: Calling all GDDM experts
  • From: HwaRangRon@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 17:50:21 EDT

Terry,

It's been many years but I seem to remember using overlays to print stuff that 
GDDM wouldn't. It would only work on certain IPDS printers and not at all if 
you were using a plotter, but it did work.

Ron



In a message dated Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:29:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
"Schenck, Don" <Don.Schenck@WL.com> writes:

> Terry --
> 
> It's been a while ... but I actually did some sessions at COMMON in 1991 on
> GDDM programming.
> 
> I do NOT think you can do barcoding ... BUT ... you COULD:
> 
> 1. Create an algorithm for the barcode type that produces GDDM commands to
> draw the barcode.
> 2. Pass your data to the algorithm to produce the results.
> 
> Whew! UGLY.
> 
> We did this in VB a few years back. GDDM? ... well ... all I can say is
> "have fun".
> 
> Peace,
> 
> -- Don Schenck
> www.schencktech.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Terry Richardson [mailto:RichardsonT@ORVIS.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 1999 7:52 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: Calling all GDDM experts
> 
> 
> Hopefully someone out there can tell me if it's at all possible to produce a
> barcode with GDDM.  We have a program that produces gift certificates, and a
> request has come in to place a barcode on these.  Rather than trash this
> program and write it with IPDS commands, I'd prefer to modify it.  I'm not
> too optimistic, since the GDDM programming guide and reference manuals do
> not make any mention of barcodes.  Any ideas, or am I SOL?  
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