My point is that OVRPRTF does NOT seem to work to control the text margins once OVRPRTF FRONTMGN(*DEVD) is used. So even "poking" at the CL would not help!

At least I cannot get OVRPRTF to change the text margin. Only the POSITION command in an external printer file seems to work, which means touching the RPG code extensively (since this pgm has an internally-described printer).

Any idea how to move the TEXT down while using an internally-described printer??


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Musselman, Paul
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:49 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: fun with printer overlays - how to change top margin by tiny increments (.01 inches)

Most of our overlays are full-page overlays. Any job using them does include an OVRPRTF command to position things correctly-- we have control files that build the OVRPRTF on-the-fly, so we don't have to keep poking at the CL.

Paul E Musselman
Paulmmn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:14 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: fun with printer overlays - how to change top margin by tiny increments (.01 inches)

IIRC, what you are stating below is accurate for a default OVRPRTF FRONTMGN.

But, once the OVRPRTF FRONTMGN(*DEVD) is used, then the overlay appears to uncouple from the text for that run only.

The overlay can be controlled with the ovrprtf FRONTOVL(overlayName .2 .1) .

Any idea how to control the text margin? As soon as I use OVRPRTF FRONTMGN(*DEVD), it appears I have lost control of the text margin.

I am using a program-described printer file.

Maybe if I make it an externally described printer file, then I can control the text margin again??

Is it possible to control the text margin in a program-described printer file?


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