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HP LJ1200 Setting FORMLINES

Posted on 2001-07-25
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In the past I used a string of ASCII to change formlines on LJ1100 from default of 60 to 66:  27 38 108 54 54 80
Now trying same on LJ1200 and it just prints the characters on paper, which leads me to believe that the escape character is different.  Would appreciate characters needed or a better method.  Thanks.
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You cannot send straight ASCII codes to the printer, they must be converted into the actual characters represented by the ASCII numeric code.  Most DOS applications provide a way to do this by entering the printer escape codes.

What software are you trying to use?
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by:sjulian
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I used a Visual Basic exe to send the string to the printer.  Code below:

Private Sub cmdOk_Click()
'RADIO BUTTONS ALLOW USER TO SELECT WHAT VALUE TO SET FORMLINES
If opt66.Value = True Then
  Printer.Print Chr$(27); Chr$(38); Chr$(108); Chr$(54);  Chr$(54); Chr$(80)
Else
  If opt60.Value = True Then
    Printer.Print Chr$(27); Chr$(38); Chr$(108); Chr$(54); Chr$(48); Chr$(80)
  End If
End If
Printer.EndDoc
Close
End
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
    CommonDialog1.ShowPrinter
End Sub

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DRRYAN3 earned 125 total points
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I think that the Windows printer driver is your problem.  You will have to set the style you want using the Windows printer API calls.
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by:sjulian
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I got an answer from HP, but it was wrong.  All that has to be done is to start the HP Configuration Utility, and change the form lines setting.  Simple Huh?
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