Printing separator pages with job number, user name etc

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AS/400 Spool Files
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Our print spool files print with separator pages. They seem to print based on user profiles. I cannot find it in the user profile descriptions or in the output queue descriptions. Is it possible to define them some where else?

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I am guessing you are using Xerox because they are the worse at this. Even if you aren’t this is what you need to do. Go to the Printer Company’s website and download their Global Print Driver and install it on a Print Server. From there go into the Printing Preferences and the Advanced Tab (or whatever they want to call the last tab) click output and turn off banner sheets and separators. Then you must re-point everyone to this driver. Usually this will work Globally but they sometimes don’t and you will have to go into Printers/Devices on each computer and change the setting for each person. Best way is to compare someones settings that is getting this to someone who is not. Next time put the model of printer in your question, this has nothing to do with a persons actual profile.

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  • TomLiotta
    Output queues can specify separator pages per job -- CHGOUTQ JOBSEP(*YES|*NO). Print writers can specify separator pages per file -- CHGWTR FILESEP(0-9|*FILE) or on STRPRTWTR. Printer files can specify separator pages per file -- CHGPRTF FILESEP(0-9) or on CRTPRTF. There might be other places. I haven't really searched. Library lists or printer file overrides or writer startup commands in initial programs or a lot of other possibilities could make things different per user. Tom
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  • Splat
    If your problem is with Xerox printers as surmised by RamseyB you'd be well served by downloading the XTOOLSnnnn library from their site (it's a massive pain to locate). It contains workstation customisation object definitions for the various models of Xerox printers and commands to build the correct device descriptions.
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  • Splat
    Addendum. I located the most recent edition of the AS400 Workstation Customization Object Library for Xerox Products (7.13) by selecting a specific printer & specifying IBM AS/400 in the Operating System drop down list.
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  • SreeArun
    My question is related to this point but somewhat opposite. We want to turn  on the separator sheet in the D110 printer, but we are unable to do so. 

    We have downloaded the work station customization object, but not sure where to modify for that. We have changed the device description of the printer to point the separator drawer to a specific drawer, but it it not getting triggered. Any help will be greatly appreciated. 
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  • pdraebel
    There is a parameter on the Output queue that states the number of Job Separator Pages. This parameter will only be effective if you actually use a printer writer (Device). I think if you want to make it work for "Remote Outqueues" you would need to create a "Dummy" or Virtual Device for this output Queue.
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  • ToddN2000
    There is also a setting in the spool file definition. Do a CHGPRTF and look for the separator option.
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