The Question is:
I need to print a text file created by an Alpha based program, onto an hp
laser. Right now it's an hp8100. Now this printer can store forms within
itself. I have a bit of code which will call that form and apply it to the
text print file:
(test) run test
The above code is saved in a text file called trigger.txt
If I use the vms command
$ print/que=hp8100 trigger.txt,my_vms_file.txt
Everything works fine, the vms text is applied to the called form.
I would like to be able to call the different forms from a sys$library .tbl
file if that's the best methode to get this done. I have created .tbl files
with escape sequences within to manipulate dot-matrix dec compatible printers,
but I didn't know if two
lines could work in a tbl file.
I would rather not write a DCL that issues the "$print/que=" command using
input from the user to print trigger,my_vms_file.
I'd rather do something like
Am I going about this the correct way, or is there another option I should
The Answer is :
This approach appears correct. In general, PRINT /SETUP=FOO BAR is
equivalent to PRINT FOO,BAR.
DECprint Services (DCPS) can also be used to print ASCII text on a
PostScript form by putting the PostScript form in a device control
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