Printing using OVRPRTF command

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I am trying to print onto an HP Laserjet 5 using an IDEA Terminal as the driver for the printer (I guess it was a system 36 trick). I have converted the program to be ILE from an old RPG 36 program. I am passing the correct control characters (LPI, CPI, ect) for the printer to recognize but I am having no luck. What happens is once the spoolled output is released (currently on hold for testing purposes) an extra page is sent to the printer (I think its an alignment page) and the control chacters are printed on the aligmment page. When the second page is printed on changes as far as the control characters are shown on the report. The question is how do you stop the first page from printing and allow the report itself to print allowing the printer to recognize the control characters? I have tried adjusting the OVRPRTF command, changing the printer settings on the terminal, CHGPRTF. I am stuck
ASKED: December 10, 2004  10:36 AM
UPDATED: December 20, 2004  11:59 AM

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I’m going to make some assumptions about your setup:
1.) You’re probably using TCP/IP to communicate with this printer via a Remote OutQ. Right…?

2.) You have not defined a printer driver on your Remote Outq to one in the HP family… Right…?

3.) You have not defined a Workstation Customizing Object to handle the unique communication needs required by the IDEA terminal which is handling the transformation of the printer data stream from iSeries speak to HP speak… Right…?

Suggest you read the IBM web page on Working with the host print transform function:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/v5r2/ic2924/index.htm

Good luck…

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