Category : Printer Utilities
Archive   : !PFILE31.ZIP
Filename : STAR.PID

Output of file : STAR.PID contained in archive : !PFILE31.ZIP
<<< PFile Printer ID file >>>

Command identifiers must be entered exactly as they are in the
manual. They must begin with a period in the first column and end
with a colon. All non printable characters must be entered in the
format "\DDD" where DDD is the decimal ASCII code of the character.
Three digits must be used. Comments can be interspersed throughout
this file, however, nothing but the printer codes can be on the
command lines. The commands can be in any order.


The codes in this file are the same as the defaults in the program.

The printer command is for cosmetic purposes only. It is there
to describe what printer these codes are for. The three column
commands are to enable your printer to print correctly if your
compressed mode is not exactly 17 characters per inch(cpi). To
arrive at the appropriate number, multiply the exact cpi by 8 (the
width of the paper). For example, on the HP LaserJet II the
compressed print setting is 16.66 cpi. The COMP_COL command would
be 133 (16.66 * 8). However, in the compressed mode there is a 9
space margin so the actual number of printed columns would be 124 if
there were no line numbers being printed.

The PRINTER parameter must not be more than 15 characters long.

.PRINTER: Star NX2400
.6LPI: \0272
.8LPI: \0270
.66LPI: \0283\055
.17CPI: \027P\015
.12CPI: \018\027M
.10CPI: \018\027P
.COMP_COL: 136
.TAB: 8

  3 Responses to “Category : Printer Utilities
Archive   : !PFILE31.ZIP
Filename : STAR.PID

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