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
Compaq OpenVMS itself does not provide format conversion capabilities
for the Microsoft-proprietary RTF format.