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RTF and OpenVMS Print Queues?

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The Question is:

I have processes that create output files in Microsoft RTF format.  Is there a
 way I can send these files directly to a print queue and have them print as
 desired?  Currently we have to use FTP to transfer the files to a PC, load
 MSWord, and print them ma
nually.  This is getting cumbersome as there are hundreds of pages we would
 like to process this way every day.......

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS print queues do not have requirements on the data format sent
  to the printer, and will quite happily permit you to configure a queue
  to (for instance) print raw Postscript code as an ASCII text document.
  The core question thus involves the capabilities of the printer(s).
  If the printer does not have RTF capabilities, then you will require
  access a tool that can convert RTF into a format supported by your
  particular printer(s).
  Compaq OpenVMS itself does not provide format conversion capabilities
  for the Microsoft-proprietary RTF format.

answer written or last revised on ( 21-MAR-2001 )

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