Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 01:28:07 GMT
Reply-To: Jodie Gilmore <jgilmor@PACIFIER.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Jodie Gilmore <jgilmor@PACIFIER.COM>
Organization: Pacifier BBS, Vancouver, Wa. ((360) 693-0325)
Subject: Re: HELP: Printing with forms
While this does not answer your question directly, the "solution" to
getting correct fonts, page ejects, etc. with forms is to send the correct
printer control language (PCL) commands, via the Printer Control Language
screen of the FORM window.
Each printer supports slightly different PCL commands, so to see which
ones you need, you probably should refer to your printer's reference
manual (most have a PCL appendix). With regard to the ANSI vs OEM char.
set, I'm suprised editing the correct options in your CONFIG.SAS file
doesn't work (as you said you did). This would include the WINCHARSET and
FORMCHAR system options.
In my book, I give a couple examples of using the Printer Control Language
screen of the FORM window to control output font, page margins, etc. You
might want to look at it, if you think it might help.
In any case, PCL is probably the "blanket" answer, and the specifics will
be up to your printer manual to provide. Good luck!
Freelance Technical Writer
Author of "Painless Windows 3.1: A Beginner's Handbook for SAS Users"
(avail. from SAS Institute, Win95/NT version avail. later this year)