Printing Output

The printing output may originate from either:

The output destination is designated in the Printing Properties and shown in the following table with its relevant advanced printing properties:

Printing Designation

Advanced Printing







Print Manager (Graphics)


By default, the printing output is directed to the System Print Manager.

Printing Properties

The user chooses to which device to send the output.

To designate the output destination:

  1. Choose Connection|Printing Properties option. The Printing Properties dialog is displayed.

  2. Select the device where to send the output.

  3. Click OK.

Option Sends the Output


No destination was assigned.


Sends to the file you selected (via browsing) in the file name text box. If a file of the same name exists, you can choose to add the new data to it, or to create a new file. To add the data, click the Append option; to create a new file, click the Overwrite option. See Advanced Printing.


Sends to the parallel port (LPT1/ LPT2) you designate.

Stipulate Use Form Feed to perform a form feed in the event that one was not executed. See Advanced Printing.

System Print Manager

Sends to the standard Windows Print Manager which enables you to choose from one of the available local or network printers.

Select Use Host Value / Use Default or stipulate the desired values for rows and columns. Select Bold Font if this attribute is desired.

List of all Printer Jobs

Displays a list of all printer jobs and pertinent information for all the user sessions running under this instance of the program.

To display a list of all printer jobs all user sessions:

The following information about all the user's printer jobs is displayed with the Printer Jobs:

No: The sequential number of the printer jobs that the user has initialized during the current execution of this PowerTerm Java Client.

File Name: Either the file name designated by the user upon selecting File as the Print Type or the temporary file name generated automatically upon selecting Device/System Print Manager as the Print Type.

In Folder: The path for the file specified by the user.

Job Type: The Print Type selected by the user in the Printing Properties dialog.

Status: The status (Completed, In Progress, Canceled, Restarted) of the printer jobs.

Job Owner: Number of session and user name who initiated this job.

Submitted: The starting time of the printer job.

Size: The size of the printer job file (after completion or cancellation).


Sort Printer Job List

Context-Sensitive Menu

Advanced Printing

The Advanced Printer Setup window enables you to define printer parameters by sending <Esc> sequences to the printer. The Advanced Printing settings are relevant to all printing that is directed to a file or to a physical device (LPT1 or LPT2).

The following three distinct value types (and their explanation) that you can chose for the Advanced Printing settings are:

  Use Connection Settings: Printing will be performed based on the user's pre-defined connection settings in respect to the particular field. The same applies for all the fields when the user selects Use Connection Settings check box.

  Use Host Value/Use Default: When the printing session originated from the host, PowerTerm applies the host's settings. Otherwise PowerTerm Server uses the default settings.

  User defined: User defines the specific values, which will be applied to his printing session.

For more information see Advanced Printing Settings.


 To set values for a printing session:

1. From the Print properties dialog, click the Advanced Printing button after you have logged in previously (obtaining for the client the necessary information from the server). The Advanced Printing properties dialog box is displayed.

2. Choose either:

Select Use Connection Settings


Clear Use Connection Settings and select the appropriate values for the following:


AS/400 Host Print Transform

4. Select Enable Host Print Transform and the appropriate values to the following fields:

Additional steps for Other Printers:

5. Click OK.

Note In a case where the user defined a free connection, then the PowerTerm server default settings will be applied.

Using Auto Print

To print accumulated data displayed in the work area:

  1. Choose Connection|Start Auto Print option. The Start Auto Print command starts printing data (while it is displayed on the screen). Printing is directed to the device that you designated in the Printing Properties dialog. After you select this command, the menu option changes to Stop Auto Print.

  2. Choose Connection|Stop Auto Print option. The printing is terminated.

IBM Printers Sessions

The following session's information is displayed on the bottom of the screen:

Job Status, Printer Job Type, Input Bytes, and Last Data Received.

Job Status: Indicates the current job's status.

The following Job status values:

· Not Started: indicates that the job has not yet started.

· In Progress: indicates that the job is currently in progress.

· Waiting for Data: indicates that the job is currently waiting for data from the mainframe.

Printer Job Type: Indicates the type of printer job.

Option Sends the Output

Print Manager

To the standard Windows Print Manager, in text mode.


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



To a file.


No output is sent.


Input Bytes: Displays how many bytes were transferred during the current session.

Last Data Received: Indicates the time of last data received from the host.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

SSL called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), is a widely-implemented protocol which provides data encryption, server authentication, message integrity and optional client authentication for a TCP/IP connection. Enabled with SSL, PowerTerm gives you the choice to transmit the data to a secure server which is equipped with SSL.

PowerTerm Java Client secured version deploys the 3.1 version of RSA SSL product.

We now provide Secure PowerTerm Java Client for Netscape Communicator, HotJava Browser and Internet Explorer.

Advanced Printing Settings

Printer Type/Model: Specifies the destination printer.

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

Font: Specifies the name of desired font and its initial size to be applied to the output.

CPI: Characters Per Inch.

LPI: Lines Per Inch.

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

AS/400 Host Printer Transform

Enable AS/400 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.

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.

Note 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. The default is: disabled.

Note Most printers do not have Code Page 899 installed.