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Printing page ranges? (DCPS)

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The Question is:

I am writeng an application to print the first and last pages of a text file on
 a VAX 4000-50. I have DCPS 1.8 installed and have discovered the commands to
 print the first page:
and also the command to print the last page of the file, but only first knowing
how many pages are in the text file.
Say you have a 3 pg. print job, simply key the following to print only the 3rd
 and last pg.:
What of you don't know the page count, and you want to print only the 1st and
 last pgs. of every file in the directory, is there a command that will do
 this? Short of knowing how many pgs. are in each and wvery job, or writing a
 totally convoluted algorit
hm to decipher this, is there a parameter to do it?

The Answer is :

  DCPS does not offer a relative page numbering scheme.  DCPS has no way
  of printing just the last page in a document, save via an explicit
  reference to the page number of the last page.

answer written or last revised on ( 13-DEC-2000 )

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