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Printer Properties Page

The Printer properties page enables you to define printer parameters for your PC.

From the Terminal menu, select the Setup option. The Terminal Setup dialog box is displayed.

Select the Printer tab. The Printer properties page is displayed:

Select the printer parameters that you require. These are described in detail on the following pages.

Print Device

This option allows you to select a printing output channel. The possibilities are:

Option

Sends the Output

None

No destination was assigned.

Print Manager

Sends to the standard Windows Print Manager, in text mode.

Device

Sends to the DOS device you designate in the Device Name text box. For example, this can be a device such as prn, lpt1, com1. In the Device Name text box, you can also specify communication parameters. For example: COM1:9600,8.

File

Sends to the DOS file you type in the File Name text box. See the Device parameter below.

Screen

Prints to screen.

If you chose Print Manager or None as the option for Print Device, the Device File Name field will be disabled.

Device

Device File Name: If a file of the same name exists, you can choose to add the new data to it, or to create a new file. You can do this using the File Creation parameters. To add the data, click the Append option; to create a new file, click the Overwrite option.

Use Form Feed: Adds a form feed (page eject) after each printing job, if you are printing to file.

Print Line Graphics As Text: Converts line graphics to text. This speeds up printing on a slow dot-matrix printer.

Print Screen Data Conversion: Converts data to IBM or Digital character sets. If you do not want to convert data, use the None option, or select Graphics from the dropdown list to print in Graphics mode.

Selecting the Graphics option will always send a print screen via the Print Manager in Graphics mode, regardless of the print device.

Slave Printer Data Conversion: Converts data to IBM or Digital character sets for slave printing. If you do not want to convert data, use the None option. Select the Graphics option from the dropdown list in order to print to a postscript printer.

Slave Printer Job Delimiter: When printing in slave mode, the job delimiter character that you select here will divide the data into print jobs instead of escape sequences arriving from the host application.

Continue to define the remaining tabs in the Terminal Setup dialog box, as described on the pages that follow.

The parameters that you define will only remain active for the current session, unless you save them in a setup file. For more information, see Step 5: Saving the Terminal Setup File.

 

Advanced Printing

The Advanced Printer Setup window enables you to define printer parameters.

TN5250 Printing Session

If your manufacturer Printer Type and Model are not listed, then choose one that is compatible.

 

Some printers do not support all of the possible values listed in the combo boxes.

 

 

 

 

Additional steps for Other Printers:

Enable Host Printer Transform: Enables Host to send to the emulation the printer specific format commands.

If disabled, the Host sends general format commands in which the emulation in turn, translates to printer specific commands.

You should use Host Printer Transform with non-graphic mode.

Printer Type/Model : Specifies the destination printer.

If your manufacturer Printer Type and Model are not listed, then choose one that is compatible.

Customizing Object: Specifies the object name which you had previously defined on the AS/400.

Library: Specifies the customizing object. s library on the AS/400.

The above fields are applicable when you have first defined a customizing object for your printer on the AS/400. Choose Other Printer from the Printer Type/Model dropdown list and the Customizing Object and Library fields become enabled.

Drawer 1: Specifies the size for the paper in Paper Source 1. The default depends on what you chose for the Printer Type/Model.

Drawer 2: Specifies the size for the paper in Paper Source 2. The default depends on what you chose for the Printer Type/Model.

Envelope Hopper: Specifies the size of the envelope. The default depends on what you chose for the Printer Type/Model.

Supports ASCII Code-Page 899: Specifies whether the printer has Code Page 899 installed. Default: disabled.

Most printers do not have Code Page 899 installed.

Non Graphic printing

Orientation: Specifies the orientation of the printed output. The default depends on your printer. s settings.

If you are in graphics mode, then select the desired orientation in the Print Setup dialog box.

 

Non 5250 printing

 

If your manufacturer Printer Type and Model are not listed, then choose one that is compatible.

Some printers do not support all of the possible values listed in the combo boxes.

Font: Specifies the name of desired font and its initial size to be applied to the output. This field. s accompanying check box is explained below:

Emulation Type

Check Box

Status

Applied to Output

5250

Use Host Value

Selected

Host font and size

Cleared

User input

Non 5250

Ignore

Selected

Printer default font and size

Cleared

User input

 

To select a font for your printer:

In Text mode: Ignore disables the combo box (LPI, CPI, Fonts, Printer Columns and Printer Rows) adjacent to it.

LPI: Lines Per Inch.

CPI: Characters Per Inch.

Text mode is designated in the Printer Property Page by setting the two data conversion combo boxes (Print Screen and Slave Printer) to None.

In Graphics mode: the only relevant fields are Printer Columns and Printer Rows.

Printer Columns: Determines the number of printer columns in the output. When the Ignore check box is selected, the number of columns on your emulation screen is applied to the output.

Printer Rows: Determines the number of printer rows in the output. When the Ignore check box is selected, the default values for the specific emulation is applied to the output.

Click OK when you have selected the required printer parameters.

 

 

Tabs Properties Page

The Tabs properties page enables you to determine tab stops in the work area. Tabbed data received from the host will be laid out in the work area according to ruler settings defined with this option.

This option is only displayed for VT terminal types.

From the Terminal menu, select the Setup option. The Terminal Setup dialog box is displayed.

Select the Tabs tab. The Tabs properties page is displayed:

Tab parameters and their functions are described below:

Tab Stops

Set Every: PowerTerm enables you to set tab stops in the work area. Type a number and click the Set Every button. PowerTerm will set a tab stop in increments of that number.

Alternatively, you can set tab stops manually by clicking anywhere you want within the ruler (Tab Stops) area.

Clear All: Clears all tab stops.

Continue to define the remaining tabs in the Terminal Setup dialog box, as described on the pages that follow.

The parameters that you define will only remain active for the current session, unless you save them in a setup file. For more information, see Step 5: Saving the Terminal Setup File.

Colors Properties Page

The Colors properties page enables you to define the color of data displayed in the work area. Color definitions are stored in the terminal parameters (.PTS) file.

From the Terminal menu, select the Setup option. The Terminal Setup dialog box is displayed.

Select the Colors tab. The Colors properties page is displayed:

Select the parameters that you require. These are described in detail on the pages that follow.

Preview Box: The box above the Select Attribute area shows the result of your selections. Experiment with various attributes until you see the result that you want, and then click OK.

Enable Underline: Check this parameter to enable underlined characters. If data is transmitted with the Underline attribute, you can disable the underline by clearing this parameter.

Enable Blink: Check the parameter to enable blinking. If data is transmitted with the Blink attribute, you can disable blinking by clearing this parameter.

Disable Host Colors: Check this parameter if you want to disable the host color definitions and to work with your own (PC) color scheme.

Select Attribute: Click the attribute for which you want to define foreground and background colors. Notice that the attributes change according to the emulation type you selected in the Emulation properties page for non-IBM emulations. Generally, the attribute of the entire screen is Normal. The color for the Normal attribute determines the color of the entire work area.

Text: Click the color that will apply to the text (foreground) of the display.

Background: Click the color that will apply to the background of the text.

Continue to define the remaining tabs in the Terminal Setup dialog box, as described on the pages that follow.

The parameters that you define will only remain active for the current session, unless you save them in a setup file. For more information, see Step 5: Saving the Terminal Setup File, page.

 

 

Preferences Properties Page

The Preferences properties page enables you to determine PowerTerm behavior and automate processes. They remain active until you change them. For example, if you select to connect automatically at PowerTerm startup, you will always be connected when you open PowerTerm, until you change this setting in the Preferences properties page.

From the Terminal menu, select the Setup option. The Terminal Setup dialog box is displayed.

Select the Preferences tab. The Preferences properties page is displayed:

Define the required preference parameters. These are described in detail on the following pages.

On Terminal Setup File Open

These parameters tell PowerTerm what to do when you start the PowerTerm program.

The following options are available:

Auto Connect

Connection is established immediately with the parameters saved in the default setup file (PTDEF.PTS).

Show Connect Dialog Box

Connection is not established immediately. The Connect dialog box opens, enabling you to select the connection parameters that you require.

Do not Connect

The PowerTerm window opens. You decide what to do.

Window Title

This parameter enables you to give the currently active window a name of your choice.

History Buffer

This parameter specifies the size of the buffer in which data is stored, by selecting an option from the dropdown list.

Device

These parameters determine what to do when you close PowerTerm.

On Session Exit

These parameters determine what to do when you exit a session. Auto Reconnect re-establishes communication. Auto Exit PowerTerm closes PowerTerm altogether.

On PowerTerm Exit

The following options are available:

Save Terminal Setup

The new terminal parameters (if you changed them) are saved to the current terminal setup file. Select either Save Terminal Setup or Confirm Save or none.

Confirm Save

Terminal parameters are not saved automatically. PowerTerm displays a dialog box where you can decide whether or not to save. Select either Save Terminal Setup or Confirm Save or none.

Save Window Size & Position

Saves the size and position of the emulation window. The next time you open PowerTerm, the same window appears.

Confirm Disconnect Session: If you close PowerTerm during a session, you will be requested to confirm disconnect.

Click OK to set the selected parameters and close the Terminal Setup dialog box.

The parameters that you define will only remain active for the current session, unless you save them in a setup file. For more information, see Step 5: Saving the Terminal Setup File, page .

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