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Printing and device control libraries?

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The Question is:

We are trying to print on multifunctional machines (copier-printers).  The
 problem is that postscript code is being introduced into the datastream.  I
 have read about many people having problems with blank pages.  The prescribed
 fix did not work because t
he blank page is coming from a postscript formfeed (0C) that is coming at the
 beginning of each job.
The adminstrator has set up libraries for specific print options, options such
 as landscape and double-sided printing.  I am not very familiar with VMS, my
 question is:  Is there default printing libraries that may contain print

The Answer is :

  Device integration and testing -- whether it be SCSI devices or
  a printer -- is an interesting and often very involved process.
  Postscript code is not gratuitously inserted into the document by
  OpenVMS.  If you are seeing this, then check the application that
  is generating the Postscript (some PC Postscript drivers are known
  to insert specific control characters, for instance) or by a
  site-specific device control library or device control library
  module present in the local OpenVMS configuration.
  The discussions around the extra blank pages -- please see topic
  1020, among others -- is due to differences in the way that HP
  printers interprete and act upon the data stream.
  For information on working with device control libraries, please
  see the available OpenVMS System Management documentation.
  Or please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center for assistance
  with your specific problem or printer.

answer written or last revised on ( 24-APR-2000 )

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