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01-01-1995, 02:00 AM
I have a user that wants to be able to print a few reports to their printer (attached to LPT1 on the computer) portrait only. I can get the report to print portrait but it is 132 char. The printed report is truncated. How do I set up the printer session in CA Express to print portrait but also print the entire report condensed? Additionally, the AS/400 (V4R4M0) lists additional printers that can be used but Client Access does not have these listed. We have some Lexmark Optra printers and Client Access doesn't list them. How do we get these properly defined in Client Access and subsequently on the AS/400?
11-20-2000, 09:41 AM
Change the FONTID. You can experiment with this, but I suggest turning to the appendix of the CL Manual where all of the FONTIDs are listed. As an alternative, you could try changing the CPI. Dave
11-20-2000, 01:30 PM
I finally got it to work what I had to do was set the Transform Print option not be selected (I also used font "MODERN"). Then in the Page set up change the left margin to zero (returns at .25) and select unselect the following options: IN ORIENTATION TAB Use Automatic page orientation (unselected) Drawer 1: Portrait (selected) Use Best Fit Scaling (selected) IN FORM SETTING TAB Drawer-one form: Letter IN ADVANCED OPTIONS TAB Display print status dialog (selected) I hope this will help anybody else that wants to do the same thing.
11-21-2000, 07:26 AM
Well, I hate to correct myself, BUT. I did get the printer to print some reports that were 132 in portrait without truncating. Today however we have found a report keeps printing in Lanscape. The printer file is defined with 10 cpi 6 LPI. The other reports that I was able to print portrait were the same. Is there someplace, manual, etc. that will tell me the correct way to force all reports to the Printer (CA Session and outq) to print in Portrait with automatic compression (fit to size). The only alternative is to use the netsoft router which does allow this to happen and we don't want to have to use it.
11-21-2000, 09:45 AM
On this one report, try using the OVRPRTF with a CPI of 15. Let us know what happens. Dave
11-21-2000, 09:57 AM
The problem is the rotation option is *COR. This forces the rotation regardless of the CPI. For some reason Netsoft ignores this option if you set the printer to portrait but Client Access does not. We are trying to track down how this option is set for this particular report (packaged software). I can't find anything in any of the manuals on setting up a printer in Client Access other than the basics. There is probably no way to ignore that option. As long as the report doesn't have that option on the spl file (and you cannot change it on the spooled file) printing 132 and even 198 reports in portrait works.
01-09-2001, 10:42 AM
Edit the pcswin.ini file. Add this at the end Printers BestFit=Y
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