AS 400 printer file shading of record format

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How do I shade (excel style) a whole record format within a printerfile? The record format may appear many times on a page and of course on different lines. Should I create an overlay, if so, how do I create  the overlay to print in variable positions?  I am using RPG to produce the report on an AS 400.

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RPG, AS 400

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  • jackli
    I cann't know how to shade too. But if you want some specified records to marked for user easyly to distinguish,you can user the keyword HIGHLIGHT with indicators in printer file source. The second way i guess,If you printer is *ipds printer and surppot to print color font,you can also use the keyword color(red....) to mark the records you want. jackli
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  • ITDavid
    Thanks Jackli I am printing in mono, therefore colours are not an option, I am already using the keyword HIGHLIGHT is another record format. I wanted to use shading to make another record format stand out differently.
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  • WoodEngineer
    I also do not believe shading is an option. Does your report have room to increase the font size for the special data? Maybe not the whole line but key information.
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  • TomLiotta
    You can create overlays for shading. If you already have experience creating overlays, that shouldn't be a problem. Variable positioning should be possible with the OVERLAY() keyword with program-to-system fields for position-down and possibly position-across. Tom
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  • ITDavid
    Thanks Tom I'm not experienced with overlays, but I'll give it a go.
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  • philpl1jb
    Doesn't sound to me like Overlays will work for you. Where you want to highlight rows 6 and 10 on page 1 and 5 on page 2. Underline might work? Phil
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