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  • Defining Printer Types
    Before setting up printers, define printer types using Printer Type Maintenance (36.13.1).

    Printer Type Maintenance (36.13.1)
    Printer Type
    Select your printer type from the list of predefined types. If your printer type is not in the list, use a similar printer type or define a new one.
    To define a new printer type, you specify a series of programming sequences to control printer characteristics and behavior in the following situations:
    80-character-width print jobs
    132-character-width print jobs
    Barcode print jobs
    Hardware initialize and reset
    Using control characters, you define how your printer performs such tasks as modifying fonts, changing page orientations, producing multiple copies, and so forth. Your printer manual is the best resource for control code definitions.
    Note: Without correct control codes, the related aspect of printer control will not work.
    Use normal ASCII characters in the control fields. For nonprinting characters, also called control characters, use a slash and the three-digit ASCII number for the character. Control Characters lists characters frequently used in control sequences.

    Control Characters
    Control Character
    Form Feed
    Carriage Return
    Default system data includes correct control sequences for some commonly used printers.
    Note: One of the default printers is terminal. Use terminal in a character interface, window in a Windows interface, and page in QAD Desktop or .Net UI.

    Sample Printer Control Codes
    Printer reset
    Folio paper format
    Portrait orientation
    Landscape orientation
    Long edge binding (prints on both sides)
    Bottom margin is 66 lines from top
    Pitch 16.67, height 8.5, default style, thickness, font
    Adjusts vertical index in steps of 1/48 inch
    Pitch 16.67, height default, bold, courier (4X99)