Printing to an HP printer (or any sheet printer)

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I have a printer file which needs to treat an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper as 11 seperate 1 inch forms. Even thought I have defined the forms length as 1 inch, when I skip to top of page, the printer ejects a new sheet of paper. Any Ideas?

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See to it that the formlength is not the default 66 with overflow 60, but the exact lenght of your wanted sheet. the overflow must be equal the formlength otherwize he will jump to the next page. Describe the printerfile (if possible) to ‘continues’ and not *AUTOCUT or with a length, otherwise the printer will always jump to header1 when skipping to next page.

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If you’re using a cut-sheet printer rather than continuous form, a page eject is going to eject a page. Since the physical page contains eleven logical pages, the first eject is going to drag the next ten logical pages along with the first. (I’m pretty sure you can’t program the printer to tear strips.)

And you can’t define it as continuous because it simply isn’t continuous.

What you’re asking for is a definition that treats ten logical pages as ‘modified continuous’ that doesn’t eject but rather repositions on the physical page, while the eleventh logical page is ‘cut-sheet’. You want the printer type to change every eleventh logical page.

AFAIK, the only way to do that is by writing your own <a href=”http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/index.jsp?topic=/apis/XSPDRVXT.htm”>Print Driver Exit Program</a>. I haven’t done it. Might be fun and interesting. Looks possible.

Tom

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