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Old 05-13-2004
Problem with printing

Does anybody know how I can stop the system slewing pages when a spool file has finished printing.
I need to set up a method where all users are printing to the same printer to produce labels.
The problem is that when the first users file has been printed the pages are slewed and the label is not then lined up for the next file.
I am printing from Cobol and have tried sending various control codes to the printer but without any joy.
Any ideas would be appreciated.


Ron Grout
# 2  
Old 07-17-2008
Has anyone managed to resolve this issue? I know quite a few people who are having problems when trying to use one printer for many users when printing labels.

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Old 07-23-2008
By "slewing pages" I'm assuming you mean extra form feeds at the end of the job and before the next? Have you already looked at the interface file to see if there is a means of commenting out any additional form feeds?

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