> From: email@example.com (Frank Reiss) > Are there any products or free programs that greatly simplify the forms > printing merge with spool file process, that would make it possible to be > largely user controlled? > > Thanks, > > Frank Frank, I have created some very simple CL programs that put things like WRKSPLF into a CL that is off of a menu inside our ERP. Then we teach people how to work WRKSPLF & invite them to explore how it appears at different F21 settings & walk thru the F11 set, and do F22 occasionally to see which printers we have & which are currently busy ... Oh and when you are on that list - do 8 to see what waiting in line to print & F11 to see other views of the details. We went into WRKCFGSTS *DEV for our printers & changed the text description so it says something like EV Ship - meaning the shipping printer in the EV building EV Pur - meaning the printer in the purchasing department of the EV building GW QC - meaning the printer in the Quality Control department of the GW building This makes it real easy for any user to see what printer is where. I sometimes find it hard to remember ... PRT03 is which one again? If I have that problem, you can be sure most of my users also have it. Also when IBM auto-config creates a DSP05 or whatever for a new connection, we go there & rename it to something like LRAW5 - meaning session # 5 of the display stations in the raw materials area of the L building - so we can do a WRKCFGSTS *DEV L* to see what the status is of all the devices in the L building You want to avoid having zillions of names of devices that are Greek to everyone. The biggest problem we have over the years of recent memory is that 99% of the users have a home PC & identify with computer processing as being ME doing this ONE TASK & send it to MY PRINTER ... there is this disconnect with the reality that we have a NETWORK of sorts with MANY USERS connected to the files and MANY USERS sharing the printer. This leads to a lot of difficulties with people doing things that mess up other people print outs, and the concept of JOBQ seeming like it must be rocket science to some people. MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac) AS/400 Data Manager & Programmer for BPCS 405 CD Rel-02 mixed mode (twinax interactive & batch) @ http://www.cen-elec.com Central Industries of Indiana--->Quality manufacturer of wire harnesses and electrical sub-assemblies - fax # 812-424-6838 +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.