Printing text in reverse, ‘mirror’ text with dds printer files

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I am looking for a way to print text backwards, or a mirror image of the text. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/v5r2/ic2924/info/dds/rbafpmst.pdf Says that there is a dds keyword 'REV' (for reverse) but I cannot find any examples of it being used. If this is possible it will help me so much, Thank you if anyone knows how to do it!

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I have never used it but it does not appear in the printer dds manual, so I’ll assume it’s
not a printer keyword

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  • TimG123
    A good reference for complex printing is the iSeries Guide to Output http://publibfp.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/54453196.pdf. I took a quick look at it and didn't see any specific mention of printing in reverse but it does show you how to rotate text, change the size etc. If it can be done you will probably find the answer in here or in one of the other mauals that it references.
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  • AS400PR0
    I believe that REV is in reference to having a word display on the screen as highlighted. It reverses the background and text colors for the word that is reversed. Sometimes in the printer properties there is an option to print in reverse. Or in a software package, an option to print a transparency, which would be reversed. Or any graphics program can flip an image backwards.
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  • WaltZ400
    There is a printer file DDS keyword named TXTRTT which says it rotates text based on the degree of rotation you specify. The only problem is it seems to only work on a *AFPDS defined printer. I have never tried this but hope it leads you in the right direction.
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  • RSILVA
    I have no knowledge of a REV keyword. The only thing I know similar to what you're looking for is the keyword DSPRL (Display Right to Left) but it only applies to Display Files. Of course, you can always create a function that reverses text before printing.
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