The Question is:
We are running 2 VMS systems, configured with Multinet and each running MUMPS
application software. I have configured the Multinet software to send text
based printing to our internal LAN print queues using LPD services. The LAN
system uses mostly HP4 and
up printers and some NEC printers. The LPD printing option works well except
that the laserjet and NEC printers print at 60 lines per page and the print
jobs caming from VMS are configured for 66 lines per page. I have attempted to
correct for this at th
e printers and at the NT server. Is there any method to reconfigure the NT
printers on-the-fly for 66 lines per page?
The Answer is :
Please contact Process Software for assistance with MultiNet.
Please contact Microsoft for assistance with Windows NT setup,
configuration, options, and documentation.
If you are sharing access to the printer with another operating
system, please cease this at least for the duration of the printer
troubleshooting -- other operating systems are known to alter the
printer settings (including changing the page length), requiring
modifications to the contents of the site-specific device control
libraries to reset the printer attributes that the other operating
system has set, or requiring that the other operating system(s) be
banished from sharing the printer.
For information on OpenVMS TCP/IP Services, and particularly
for information on OpenVMS printing using IP protocols, please
start with topic (1020) here in the Ask The Wizard area.
OpenVMS typically uses printer-specific configuration (printer
forms) to set the page length, or (less commonly) the system-wide
logical name SYS$LP_LINES. If this logical name is not defined
and the default printer form does not indicate otherwise, the
printer page length is assumed to be 66 lines.
For details on IP printing and printer forms, see topic (1020)
and the chapter on setting up and maintaining queues in the
OpenVMS System Manager's Manual. For a related discussion,
please see topic (2770).