When you say printer file, do you mean a PRTF? Or is the definition only in the COBOL program? Also, why would you create a header with no picture clause? You could add PIC X(001) VALUE SPACE for a dummy header or simply code to ADVANCE PAGE before writing your first line of output. Please elaborate, thanks.
I meant a PRTF.
I did try what you suggested about adding a PIC X(001) value space for a dummy header and it worked. Thank you for responding.