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Sequential Variable Files and Printing?

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The Question is:

The Missing Carriage Return Problem!
If I attempt to print a document that is saved in "Variable Length" format
 (e.g. created by the VMS EDT editor), and the document contains any form feed
 characters that are immediately followed by a carriage-return line-feed
 sequence, the carriage-return
line-feed sequence is removed, resulting in the relevant pages being printed
 one line too high on the page.
If the same document is saved in "Stream" format (e.g. if the document is
 available via a PATHWORKS network share and I open it in Notepad), the
 document prints correctly. And an extra carriage-return line-feed shows up in
 the document when I open it usin
g the VMS EDT editor!  Any ideas on what's causing this?

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS prints these files quite nicely on various printers, accordingly,
  please see topic (1020) and related printing topics, as the OpenVMS
  Wizard will assume that this is a creature of the particular printing
  mechanisms used, and further will assume that the printing involved
  is based on a network connection to a printer.  Telnet-based printing
  on various devices, in particular, offers various knobs to control
  printing behaviour.

answer written or last revised on ( 13-JAN-2003 )

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