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Line Printer Revisited

jeremey_garcia

VIP Member
Hey all,

I've looked at the forum for line printer topics. I've read them, and
noticed some of ya'll are working with them, and have had problems, then no
more discussion. So, I will like to bring it back up. Here's the
situation: We have two plants that want to use IBM 4230's and IBM 6400's.

With the 6400's printing out of adobe it prints fine. Printing straight out
of JDE, it scrunches the output up. I've tried moving # of columns, # of
lines, line printer, to postscript printer, nothing seems to work.

With the 4230's printing comes out illegible from adobe and won't print
anything but portrait out of JDE.

Printing through formscape documents come out looking nice on both 4230 &
6400.

I was told of a tallyT 6061 driver and have been looking for it, but cannot
find it.
Does anyone have any hints, cheats, work arounds?

Sorry for the long post.

Xe SP 14, AS/400 S-20, 2000 print server, NT w/Citrix metaframe.
Jeremey Garcia
programmer/analyst
864.255.4174
jeremey.garcia@deltamills.com



Jeremey Garcia
Xe SP14 ES - AS/400 CO - AS/400 Deploy - NT Citrix
 

TSchwaack

Member
AW: Line Printer Revisited

Hi Jeremey,

we have had a lot of problems with the IBM4230 line printers. We do not use
any output management software like formscape, etc, although I would really
recommed to use an output system, in order to circumvent layout problems.

Basically you have to solve two problems:

1) Define the the printer on the AS/400 side

2) Report design

We use the host print transform file: *IBM4230 and a workstation
customization file! We had to modify this file, because we print some
special Danish characters. This file was customized by IBM software
specialists and I would recommend not to do this alone, unless you are a
real expert for this. But before you customize these settings you have to be
sure that your spool file is properly generated on the AS/400 side.
Therefore we held the outqueues and took a look at the output file first,
before we have sent it to the printer.

As you know all reports are optimized by JDE for laser printers. For line
printers forget all you have learned about WYSIWYG. We designed our reports
line by line and build update PKGs for the server, because we run the
reports on the server. There are differences in the layout between client
and server output. So we tested each change of the output with the report
running on the server. That takes hell of a time because you have to build
an update PKG for each test (takes appr. 20 min, to assemble, build and
deploy).

Good luck,

Thomas Schwaack
CNC
igepa IT Service

OW B733.2, SP15_8, ES AS/400, DS NT4.0, 4xWTS NT4.0 with Metaframe 1.8

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Hey all,

I've looked at the forum for line printer topics. I've read them, and
noticed some of ya'll are working with them, and have had problems, then no
more discussion. So, I will like to bring it back up. Here's the
situation: We have two plants that want to use IBM 4230's and IBM 6400's.

With the 6400's printing out of adobe it prints fine. Printing straight out
of JDE, it scrunches the output up. I've tried moving # of columns, # of
lines, line printer, to postscript printer, nothing seems to work.

With the 4230's printing comes out illegible from adobe and won't print
anything but portrait out of JDE.

Printing through formscape documents come out looking nice on both 4230 &
6400.

I was told of a tallyT 6061 driver and have been looking for it, but cannot
find it.
Does anyone have any hints, cheats, work arounds?

Sorry for the long post.

Xe SP 14, AS/400 S-20, 2000 print server, NT w/Citrix metaframe.
Jeremey Garcia
programmer/analyst
864.255.4174
jeremey.garcia@deltamills.com



Jeremey Garcia
Xe SP14 ES - AS/400 CO - AS/400 Deploy - NT Citrix
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jeremey_garcia

VIP Member
Hi Thomas,

Thanx for the info. From what you are saying, it looks like I will have to
redo all the reports going to a line printer. If that be the case, then why
did JDE put a Line Printer conversion program in Xe? Oh wait, I can't ask
that, Nobody knows why JDE does the things they do. But anyways. If it is
a matter of redoing all the reports that go to a line printer, my boss won't
go for that. Again, thank you for the info, I'll take it to my boss and see
what he says.

OW Xe 14.1, AS/400 ES, NT DS, NT Citrix Metaframe



Jeremey Garcia
Xe SP14 ES - AS/400 CO - AS/400 Deploy - NT Citrix
 
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