Maybe I am doing something wrong (wouldn't surprise me). The string appears when I look at the spool file on the system. Along with these messages at the bottom:

CPI3434 Text functions not displayed
CPI3436 Bar codes not displayed
CPI3424 Variable characters per inch on font size not supported

When printed, there is no overprinting, and the string is not displayed. Changing POINTSIZE from 4 to 6 made no difference.

John McKee
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From: "Morgan, Paul" Paul.Morgan@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:28:42 -0500
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Printer DDS text

Use *NONE for the field name then you can combine POSITION with DFT for a constant?

Paul Morgan

Principal Programmer Analyst
IT Supply Chain/Replenishment

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of jmmckee
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 3:01 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Printer DDS text

This sounds dumb, to me. So, I guess it might be dumb.

I need to put text on a printer file. But, I am stuck with using POSITION. Without a field name, the create fails. I know that TEXT is not going to put a literal on the page.

I can see setting up numerous fields and setting them tp the desired literal values. But, that does seem odd.

I could also attempt to put a separate record format in with the constants on it. But, wouldn't that be the same issue as far as POSITION is concerned? Without a field name, the keywords seem to apply to a previous definition - which causes an error. All I want to do is add labels to boxes I am drawing.

This was supposed to be easy. Started with rotten scans of a generated form, and now am trying to generate the form directly - which is still tedious. But, lines and boxes are a lot nicer looking.

John McKee
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