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Escape sequence for HP LaserJet 5

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I need to change the paper source on a HP LaserJet 5 when printing from a particular application.
I have looked in the manual and all it says is use <ESC CHAR>&l#H unfortunatly it does not list the options for the #.
Does anyone know what I should use??
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by:julio011597
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It _must_ list the options... just look a bit better.
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by:pyramid
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Most applications give you the option of changing the paper source without accessing the printers parameters.

Example;

If you print from MS word and click on File->print, a screen comes up with an options button in the print panel, click on the options button and there is usually an area where you can change the paper source.

Sometimes there is a properities button that will give you the same result.

hope this works for....


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by:hwaters
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Thanks for the answer, but unfortunatly I need the escape sequence to add into a text based application running on UNIX so I don't have any of the windows stuff.
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by:lindr
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As you haven't specified what you want the paper source to be and there are numerous options I shall give you a page reference to PCL which should have most of the commands that you require (including paper source).
http://hpcc923.external.hp.com/cposupport/printers/support_doc/bpl02705.html

BTW you should reject pyramid's answer (it would be nice to only have to print from windows!)
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by:hwaters
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Lindr,  Thanks for the help, I can get everything I need from the reference page site.  Put something as an answer and I can give you the points for it.

Thanks again.
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As you haven't specified what you want the paper source to be and there are numerous options I shall give you a page reference to PCL which should have most of the commands that you require (including paper source).
                http://hpcc923.external.hp.com/cposupport/printers/support_doc/bpl02705.html 

BTW you should reject pyramid's answer (it would be nice to only have to print from windows!)

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Thanks
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