• Subject: Re: WSCST and remote outq to Kyocera emulating HP6 using macro to draw overlay
  • From: "Steve Richter" <srichter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 23:40:28 -0400

Peter,

how do you load the macro?  Do you "print" the macro as a preceeding splf?

how is the printer attached to the as400? you said the cnnType is *Ip. is
there anything between the printer and the as400?

why use any customization object?

it is really important to get the dump working.  can you set a smaller font
before the switching to dump mode?

I have done this in the past, loading a macro in the printer to overlay a
form outline. The hp was attached to an IO terminal.  the IO terminal had a
special printer passthru cmd that enabled the escape symbol to be passed to
the printer. I dont recall the details, but I am pretty sure that once the
macro was loaded, each splf sent to the sna attached  printer did not reset
the printer, so the macro stayed resident and it worked.

steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Dow <pcdow@yahoo.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:23 PM
Subject: WSCST and remote outq to Kyocera emulating HP6 using macro to draw
overlay


>Hi Folks,
>
>I have a customer who has loaded an HP PCL macro into their Kyocera
printer,
>which is emulating an HP6. They would like spool files printed on this
>printer to use the macro. They're V4R4 and afaik up-to-date on PTF's. The
>problem is that the macro is apparently never executed, that is, the data
in
>the spool file is printed without the overlay. Here's what I've done so
far:
>
>I retrieved the *WSCST source for an *HP6 and modified the :INITPRT (start
>of print job) tag data to contain <esc>&f1y4X (this enables macro 1 for
>overlaying on each page -- the macro has been saved as a permanent macro
>with ID 1).
>
>0038.00     :INITPRT
>0039.00       DATA ='1B451B266631793458'X.
>
>And I modified the :RESETPRT (end of print job) tag data to contain
><esc>&f5X:
>
>0040.00     :RESETPRT
>0041.00       DATA ='1B451B26663558'X.
>
>which I compiled with CRTWSCST.
>
>The remote outq was created with:
>
>CRTOUTQ OUTQ(HS#LIBR/ERPRT) RMTSYS(ERPRT) RMTPRTQ(KYOCERA)
>        CNNTYPE(*IP)  DESTTYPE(*OTHER) MFRTYPMDL(*WCST)
WSCST(HS#LIBR/ERPRT)
>        TEXT('ER Kyocera printer emulating HP6') DSPDTA(*YES)
>
>I tried adding an <esc>Y and the resulting dump shows that the printer is
>receiving the initialization string I entered, but it is followed by a lot
>of other PCL commands (which in fact run off the page so I can't see them
>all). My theory is that one of these is somehow disabling the macros, but I
>don't see anything in what I can see of the printer data stream, and I
don't
>see anything in the source for the work station customization object.
>
>The customer is able to copy a file to the printer using DOS with the PCL
>commands:
>
><esc>&f1y4X
><esc>*p0x2114Y -LINE PRINTING STARTS HERE-
>
>which works fine.  The additional <esc>*p0x2114Y simply positions the
print
>cursor.
>
>
>
>Any ideas what I'm missing?
>
>TIA
>Peter Dow
>Dow Software Services, Inc.
>909 425-0194 voice
>909 425-0196 fax
>
>
>
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