• Subject: Re: WSCST and remote outq to Kyocera emulating HP6 using macro to draw overlay
  • From: "Avi Hecht" <avi_hecht@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 16:45:59 +0300

In the init string give it all you want even if it takes up a few lines.
Avi
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Dow" <pcdow@yahoo.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: ??? ????? 25 ????? 2001 02:06
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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