On 30-Nov-2015 13:31 -0600, rick baird wrote:
Can someone point me to IBM doc or a tutorial on how to set up a
printer via PC5250?

That apparently implies a desire to establish a PC5250 workstation _printer_ emulation session; i.e. beyond just _display_ session(s)? Is there any reason not to just configure a Printer Device [or an Output Queue that defines use with LPR] for that HP device? Perhaps because that printer is not available on the network?


I can get it to print, but it completely ignores font, LPI, CPI,
page size, etc.

I seem to recall having to define somehow, presumably by navigating the PComm emulator session menu, an association with the emulated printer session, to a local Windows printer using the Printer Driver for the device.


I'm sure it's because I haven't chosen the proper device type or
workstation customizing object, but I'm pulling my hair out trying
to figure it out.

I do not recall there was much choice for device type, but I seem to recall a way to set the LPI, CPI, and font from the emulator. The best flexibility is IMO, configuring the DEVD and\or OUTQ outside the emulator, optionally with a WSCST.

If indeed trying to use an emulated printer session, then look for a copy of the document named pc5250ref.pdf which IIRC is the documentation for the PC5250 emulator [¿aka Personal Communications/400 (PC/400) ?]. That doc would presumably give some direction, but only for the workstation printer emulation; if the printer can be used on the network [optionally via LPR], then that is IMO the better option.


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