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Old 06-14-2002
Question How to print a text file in landscape

Could someone tell me how to print a text file in land scape.

Thanks
# 2  
Old 06-16-2002
Different printer types may take different parameters. You can look at the appropriate printer driver script and see the options it looks for. For HP Laserjet, I use:
Code:
lp -olandscape -ofp12 -ovsi5.45 -otl66 -ohsi9.5 myfile

You can also embed escape sequences into a text file.
Jimbo
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Old 06-17-2002
Jimbo, thanks a lot! I'll give a try.

yun
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Old 06-17-2002
Hi, Jimbo:

My printer is the same as yours, so it print great! My question is: what's the meaning of "-ofp12 -ovsi5.45 -otl66 -ohsi9.5" mean? Because I find the print out fonts is smaller than it was in the regular printing. Thanks a lot!

yun
# 5  
Old 06-20-2002
Each of those options cause the lp command to generate an appropriate escape sequence to the printer to change something about the setup, such as page orientation, font, maximum lines per page, horizontal spacing increment, vertical spacing increment, etc.

Typically, landscape reports involve lines up to 132 characters wide, which is why we have to switch it to the smaller font. Beyond that, you can use "landwide" which is even smaller font and can handle at least 160 characters wide.
Jimbo
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Old 06-20-2002
Hi, Jimbo,

Thank you so much!

yun
 

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