From: Gideon Kantorowitch To: All
Okay, I give up. Each time our printers are powered on, I get the "load forms" prompt (CPA3394) and the "verify alignment" prompt (CPA4002). I would really like to suppress these messages. How do I go about doing so?
From: James Coolbaugh To: Gideon Kantorowitch
I know of two possible solutions.
1) Change the System Reply List to include these messages with the default replies you want. Then you will have to change the job description for writer (WTR) jobs (QSPLPRTW in QGPL) to have INQMSGRPY(*SYSRPYL). This should work, but it could open you up to many other additional problems.
2) You can create a message-handling program to automatically respond to these messages. You need to create a program that will read the message queue and respond to the message. Then change the message queue to execute a break- handling program.
I would opt for the second solution myself. Another possibility is not to power off your printers. Leave them on and leave the writers active. This way, they are always available. Then the only time you have to respond to the "load forms" and "verify alignment" messages is when you actually terminate the writers yourself (or by accident).
From: Billy Rowe To: Gideon Kantorowitch
When you start the print writers with the STRPRTWTR command, you can specify *NOMSG for the form type message option, and *FILE for the align page option. On our AS/400s, I have changed the STRPRTWTR command defaults to the above options using the Change Command Defaults (CHGCMDDFT) command.