02-24-2004 08:34 AM
02-24-2004 02:23 PM
Another technique is to turn on Display Functions on your HP terminal or in your HP terminal emulator. You can then type the control character directly (e.g. Ctl-H = Backspace).
FCOPY with the ;HEX option can be used to examine the resulting file to confirm the characters are in place as they should be.
02-25-2004 01:59 AM
Before typing the PCL escape codes in your text editor, enable the "DISPLAY FUNCTNS" function key on your terminal by pressing function key F7; if you are using a PC running WRQ Reflection HP terminal emulation software, do Alt-M to bring the set of function keys including the "DISPLAY FUNCTNS" function; press function key F7.
When "DISPLAY FUNCTNS" is enabled (it has an "*"), you can see the PCL codes as you type.
02-25-2004 02:28 AM
When using the MPE Editor utility, you can insert a placeholder for the escape character, and then change it to the "decimal 27" character with the "change" command. The spooler does NOT do any interpretation at all-- the file is sent to the printer with no changes except for the removal of CR LF.
For example, enter a tilde everywhere you need the escape char, then exit "add mode" and then type
change "`" to '27 in all
A typical escape sequence would be `&l8D in text, and after the change of "`" to '27 the printer would see
Ensure there are no spaces between the escape char and the rest of the string. And don't forget to keep the file unnumbered.
For more info, see: MPEKBRC00001336