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Print Setup Dialog Box

How do I get to this dialog box?

From host screen printing

  1. Open a terminal session.

  2. Open the Print dialog box as follows:

    • If you are using The Ribbon mode, click on the Quick Access Toolbar and then click Setup.

    • If you are using the Classic mode, from the File menu, choose Print Settings.

From host printer emulation

  1. Open a printer session.

  2. From the File menu, choose Print and then Print Setup.

The options are:


Setting Description
Name Select a printer from this list of printers currently connected to your computer.
Properties Click to set printer-specific options.
Status, Type, Where, Comment These read-only fields describe the selected printer.
Setting Description
Print to file Select to send output to a file instead of a printer.
Print output to Type the path and filename for the output file.
If file exists Select what to do when the output file already exists in the target location.
Bypass Windows print driver Select to send raw data (including printer control escape codes) directly to your printer. Output is sent to the printer immediately, instead of waiting for a whole page of information, and the Windows printing interface is bypassed. If you're bypassing Windows printing to a PostScript printer, the results may not be what you expect. PostScript printers are controlled by PostScript commands, which are typically sent to the printer from a PostScript printer driver.

Multiple screens per page

Setting Description
Auto formfeed Select to add a form feed between each screen print.
Close printer manually Select to send multiple screen prints to a spool file and then print them all at once. (The spool file is sent to the printer when you click the Close Printer button on the status bar.)


Button Description
Network Click to connect to a shared network printer.
Types Select to open the Print Types dialog box, where you can select a custom template that is set up to format data so it can be printed to a form. To select the template for the form you want to print, select RTF Template Merge in the Print Types list and browse to the template. (The default Normal print type prints the data in a standard format.)
Schemes Select to open the Print Schemes dialog box where you can save the name of the printer and custom merge template you have selected in a print scheme file or load a print scheme that you have previously saved.

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