How to properly space labels when printing label forms?
We have a label printer and are printing a series of labels
that are contained in a single file. AIX prints the first
label fine, but doesn't advance to the next label... Ie the
first line of the second label starts printing above the
start of the second physical label.
The file doesn't contain line breaks or form feeds between
the labels so there are only a couple of things you can do
to get around the problem:
1) Set the _l (lines per page) to the number of lines on each
label. This way AIX will send a form feed after _l lines.
The printer must know how far to advance when it receives a
form feed (ie to the top of the next label.)
2) You can set the af virtual printer attribute. This variable
contains the "form feed character" which is set to the
character sent to the printer after every _l lines. If you
want to send the printer 5 carriage returns after every _l
lines, set af=\\13\\13\\13\\13\\13
3) You can write a small C filter program, f=c, fc=/your/program
This program would have to read from stdin, add characters to
the data stream when appropriate, and then write to stdout.
Support Line: How to properly space labels when printing label forms? ITEM: BH0084L
Dated: March 1996 Category: N/A
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