I have a program in the as that when I print I would like to include an overlay with it. Right now we print out the overlay from the as then load the paper. overlay tool designed specifically for IBM and AFP printing. Other tools We are taking the PC image and sending it to the AS and storing the image data. OVERLAY keyword example in AS, how to overlay one record to another, use of OVERLAY keyword.

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Keyword entries for printer files positions 45 through The overlay prints 1. By using the code examples, you agree to the terms of the Code license and disclaimer information. REC3 prints two overlays.

OVERLAY (Overlay) keyword in printer files

Use the optional library-name parameter to further qualify the overlay. If an application uses private resources for example, fonts, page segments, overlays, or GDF files not distributed with the systembe aware of the following ovrrlay.

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The overlay rotation is set to a value of 90 degrees. This includes a Constant backside overlay that doesn’t require backside programming.

AS Overlays – Printing with Overlays

Microsoft Word works fine. DDS keyword entries for display files positions 45 through OVERLAY Overlay keyword for display files You use this record-level keyword to specify that the record format that you are defining should appear on the display without the entire display being deleted first.


Normally, the entire display is deleted on each a400 operation. Consider the following additional points about the rotation parameter:. Add a member for the overlay to be created.: If the form is on paper you can scan the form using Acrobat.

Creating Overlays and Page Segments

Retrieved a400 ” https: Valid values are 0, 90, and When you specify the position-down or position-across as program-to-system fields, the fields must be defined as length 5 with 3 decimal positions, data type S, and usage P.

The last field of the first record oveerlay ends in the farthest right display position of the preceding line. The format of the keyword is: If you already have drivers and get errors use the above set of drivers.

If the overlay fails to create, see Step 1. I would create one for each application or each DPI.

A program-to-system field for rotation must be defined as length 3 with 0 decimal positions, data type S and usage P. You can specify the library-name, overlay-name, position-down, position-across, and rotation parameters as constants, program-to-system fields, or a combination of both, as shown in the following examples: This keyword has no parameters. For example, assume that the following records are on the display: Valid values are 0 to The optional rotation parameter allows you to specify a rotation value for the overlay.


Most of the time the overlay fails to create because there is no data in the file bad ftp overlau the wrong driver was used. In either case, print to one overkay the afp printers that were created in Step 1. If you save the AFP output file to c: The following example illustrates the location of the overlay using the previous DDS code.

It must be defined as length of 10, data type A characterand usage P program-to-system. All records on the display with fields that partially or completely overlap overlayy in this record are deleted before this record is displayed; all others remain on the display and are not changed in any way.

Design the overlay using a PC application. If this is changed on the printer it shouldn’t have to be changed each time you print.

It must be defined as length of 8, data type A characterand usage P program-to-system. Otherwise, data on the display can be lost if the file is suspended.