Okay - problem solved, Im ashamed to say
The problem had NOTHING to do with me changing font size, per se
The logic in the program looks at the print file(s) to determine the device type (*AFPDS or *IPDS)
However, in looking for this device type, its looking at the file in our production library, and because Im still in the testing stages, I kept the changed print files in my own library

I have never felt so relieved that I found the reason why - but so exasperated as to what the real problem was - my own short sightedness, because I was the one that put that logic in the program in the first place

Apologies to all

Alan Shore
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-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Shore
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 2:13 PM
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Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] RE: Changing font size on a field withing a print file is not working

Thanks for your reply
Looking at the spool file using the new ACS, displays the spool file as a pdf file I can definitely see that the font size is NOT what I asked it to be as other lines in the spool file - that use the font size I changed to - are definitely smaller

Alan Shore
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I am trying to think of how many places to check:

When you say
when I print the spool file - they DEFINITELY are NOT printing using the FONT When I open up the spool file in my outq using ACS - that also shows that the font size is NOT 222

Not seeing font change when actually printing - (on a real printer) Not seeing in ACS view of outq - does this only show the text of the spool like 5250 screen did? I would think you would have to view as a pdf to see fonts?

I do not have ACS where I'm at.
The spooled file attributes should show

Device type . . . . . . . . . . . . . : PRINTER
Printer device type . . . . . . . . . : *AFPDS

Device requirements:
Final form text . . . . . . . . . . : N
Variable font . . . . . . . . . . . : Y
...
AFP resource . . . . . . . . . . . . : Y - maybe or maybe not


When you execute the print program - any lines in the joblog about fonts?



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Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] RE: Changing font size on a field withing a print file is not working

I have opened up my file in RDi, using Report Designer and BOTH fields
LYLTYMSG01 and LYLTYMSG01 are using the keyword FONT with parameter 222 However, when I print the spool file - they DEFINITELY are NOT printing using the FONT When I open up the spool file in my outq using ACS - that also shows that the font size is NOT 222 I was hoping that it would show the actual font size for all the characters - unfortunately not

Complete blank as to how to proceed from here as I have also used FONT(69) on these 2 fields with no change

Alan Shore
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Phone [O] : (631) 200-5019
Phone [C] : (631) 880-8640
'If you're going through hell, keep going.'
Winston Churchill


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 11:38 AM
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Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] RE: Changing font size on a field withing a print file is not working

That would help - wouldn't it
Its on the field level
NOTE - because of the font size in the e-mail (I cannot change it) the below is NOT scaled correctly, within itself The 2 fields in question are
LYLTYMSG01 and LYLTYMSG02


A LYLTYMSG01 40A O 17
A SPACEB(001)
A FONT(222)
A FRMMSG 15A O 22
A HIGHLIGHT
A SPACEB(003)
A SHTYPN 11A O 39
A HIGHLIGHT
A @FREE17 8A O 52
A CUST2 10S 0O 69
A EDTCDE(Z)
A FONT(69)
A 84
A EDTCDE(Z)
A 07 PAGNBR
A FONT(69)
A ORDER# 13A O 69
A FONT(69)
A SPACEB(002)
A PDATEA 9A O 84
A FONT(69)
A LYLTYMSG02 50A O 17
A FONT(222)
A ORD3PT 40A O 17


Alan Shore
E-mail : ASHORE@xxxxxxxx
Phone [O] : (631) 200-5019
Phone [C] : (631) 880-8640
'If you're going through hell, keep going.'
Winston Churchill

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Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 11:33 AM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] RE: Changing font size on a field withing a print file is not working

Can you show the DDS code - are you specifying font at the record format level or the field level or both?


A R $PRT02A FONT(5707 (*POINTSIZE 11))
A XRQTITL 120 POSITION(3.20 0.55)
A FONT(5707 (*POINTSIZE
13))

This was interesting -
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/list-default-font-ids-based-font-range

Trying to remember the job log showing when font substitution occurs - if in the QSPLJOB log or the user's job...

Jim Franz


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Subject: Changing font size on a field withing a print file is not working

Hi everyone
Before I forget - we are on V7r3
I need to make a change to what is printed within one particular print file For whatever reason - I decided to take this very slowly I changed the names of the 2 fields in the print file, making the applicable change in the program that uses this print file I then changed the contents of these 2 fields - and tested these changes So far so good I then changed (or attempted to change) the font size of these 2 fields by including FONT(222) after each of the field in the print file I recompiled the print file I recompiled the program that uses the print file But when I print the spool file to an AFPDS printer - nothing has changed And I am drawing a blank as to how to debug this Is there any way to see what font size is sued within the spool file?
I chose FONT(222) for no reason, except that is sued elsewhere within the print file and is printing smaller characters - so I am assuming FONT(222) does in fact work



Alan Shore
E-mail : ASHORE@xxxxxxxx<mailto:ASHORE@xxxxxxxx>
Phone [O] : (631) 200-5019
Phone [C] : (631) 880-8640
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